Can I use LiPo on brushed ESC?
You will have to monitor your low voltage carefully if the esc doesn’t adjust it for lipo batteries. Running them down to Nicd lvc will pretty much destroy the lipo. I have an old Goldberg Electra, running the original speed 550 brushed motor. i use 2 cell Lipo’s, instead of 6 cell Nicad’s.
Can you run a LiPo battery on a brushed motor?
If it is a stock motor then a LiPo pack could be used but it would need to be a 2-cell 7.4 volt pack. If a 3-cell pack 11.1 volt pack is used it will quickly burn out the motor. The 2-cell LiPo pack will have a higher voltage than the stock NiMh pack and it will shorten the life of the motor over time.
How do you match LiPo battery to ESC?
Your ESC should match the battery voltage, for example, a 3-cell battery with 11.1V can be paired with a 12V ESC. The Amp rating is the most important factor to remember here. Your ESC should have a threshold amp rating of about 10% more than the burst rating of the motor.
Can you run 3S lipo on a brushed motor?
3S requires a strong transmission, 3S and brushless requires a bulletproof transmission. To answer your questions on reducing voltage, the short answer is no. ESC’s control power by pulsing the power delivery to the motor, but it’s always full voltage.
Can I use LiPo batteries instead of NiMH?
You can use NiMH batteries instead of LiPo batteries in RC cars. There are some differences between NiMH batteries and LiPo batteries. The major difference between NiMH and LiPo batteries is the chemical properties that allow them to charge.
How long do brushed RC motors last?
1,000 to 3,000 hours
Brushed motor life is limited by the brush type and can attain 1,000 to 3,000 hours on average, while brushless motors can attain tens of thousands of hours on average, as there are no brushes to wear. The limiting factor is the wear on the bearings.
How do I match battery to ESC and motor?
Your ESC is rated for operation at 6-12V, which suggests that you could use a 7.4V or 11.1V Lipo battery. Battery capacity and ‘C’ rate should match the expected current draw and run time. For example if the average current draw is 15A and you want to get 10 minutes then you need at least 15*(10/60) = 2.5Ah or 2500mAh.
What is the difference between a brushed ESC and a brushless ESC?
The main visible difference between the two types is that a brushed ESC has two wires for connection to the motor, whereas a brushless ESC has three motor wires, because brushless motors have three wires.