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07-03-2000, 12:52 AM
it ' s been a while since i bought a new motor ....

with the motor came 3 capacitors ... it said " see esc manual for wiring instructions ".... in my esc manual it says " see motor instuctions for wiring of capacitors "....

so whats the rule of thumb on this ???? i went ahead and put the motor on without the caps for now .... seems to work ok ...

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07-06-2000, 01:56 PM
1 capacitor should be across the two terminal of the motor , 1 should go from 1 terminal to the motor can ( I still can ' t get the thing to stay soldered ), and the other should go between the second terminal and the can

Hope this helped .

Grant Tokumi
07-06-2000, 04:03 PM
The trick to making the solder stick to the motor can is to use a stronger soldering iron . No other ways around it . Before my dad trusted me with a strong soldering iron , I suffered for years with wires that kept popping off and capacitors that popped off the can . You can sand the surface all you like , use as much flux as you like , but if your iron isn ' t strong enough , the wires will keep popping off . I now have the Weller ... 250 watt iron . That seems to work well . ~$ 40 . Other good irons I ' ve seen is the Ungar brand . Just don ' t get those cheap $ 5 - 10 kind . Those aren ' t strong enough . Cheap irons might be ok for intricate circuit board soldering , but for soldering huge wires and wires onto the metal cans and batteries like this hobby requires , a strong soldering iron is essential to produce strong welds that don ' t bead up and pop off .
Just my opinion .

Grant Tokumi
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