Hi everyone, just to start this out I am a noobi here and to the hobby, I bought a used Pede vxl4x4 about 3 months ago it already had the rpm a arms aluminum resavoir shocks and rpm bumpers . I went ahead and bought an onyx 5000 8.4v 7cell hump pack, well after about 8 runs over a months time the battery got so hot it melted the plastic cover and would no longer take a charge, then about 3 weeks ago I went and bought a new body, mil rear steel drive shafts trencher tires same size as factory body lowering kit aluminum hexs and a new battery same as 1st one, well 3rd run on it and it did the same thing now all my bearings seam to b fine and my motor and esc are not hot but just the battery pack. I was running on mowed grass bother times and my gears are stock, please help me get this figured out so I can enjoy my pede and stop buying battery packs, thanks for any help
When you drive to grass, you put quite some stress to your motor and ESC, which means that the battery will have to work to the max. Since NiMH batteries deliver less amps than Lipo batteries, they will be pushed to their limits sooner. With the result of heating up. And that can be so bad that the plastic wrap will melt.
You can go a few directions:
- stay off the grass,
- user a lighter gearing (smaller pinion gear or larger spur gear) to reduce stress on motor and ESC -> less amps needed,
- step up to Lipo, which in general can deliver more amps.
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anyone have an extra truck,I broke mine again
I have read a lot about the temps of the motor and esc, but the bad thing is when my second battery went the other day, neither motor or esc were hot, I could lay my finger both of them and not get burned, as for setting up for lipo, I do want to switch over to 3s, with all the upgrades I have on it already what else d I need other then fan for esc and fan/heat sink for motor, I know I need to buy a lipo charger
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Try 2s like the guys have said you will love it but if you go 3s gear down to a 9t and get fans for esc and motorAnd dont forget the alu bearing adapter part no. 6893x and run the slipper lose........peace
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