View Full Version : Just my luck

08-02-2007, 10:49 PM
Well, I Just spent $104 at hobbytown for a new speed control, motor, pinions, and deans for my Rusty. I triple checked ALL of the wires to make sure I didn't cross them anywhere, I plug it the Novak xrs into the motor and then the battery, turned it on to set it, and the darn speed control started smoking. The motor is a venom 19x2. I'm wondering what happened, I triple checked all the wiring, made sure I plugged the + to + and - and -. The connections on the batteries and charger are ok.

08-02-2007, 11:01 PM
Hard to say for sure, the XRS is rated at a 15 turn limit so you are ok there. Maybe the esc was defective from the manufacturer.

08-02-2007, 11:04 PM
Yeah, it was weird, I plugged it in, and turned it on and it started smoking. I'm going to get another speed control and have my hobby shop solder the deans on for me so I don't kill another esc.

08-03-2007, 01:03 AM
it wasn't one of those where you accidentally soldered the battery connector to the motor leads, is it?
Top of the T is positive! I learned that the hard way :(

08-03-2007, 01:23 AM
nope, I checked the wires to make sure I solder the plugs on the battery wires, not the motor connectors.