Category: General Electric

Articles relating to all Electric RC vehicles

Does a Brushless Motor Pull Power from the ESC?

Brushless Motor Draws Power from ESC

Understanding how power is created in an RC power system will allow you to build or operate a more reliable power system. Power is a difficult parameter for us to understand as we can not see it or hear it. The only way we can determine its presence is by measuring it. To answer our …

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Parallel Charging for RC LiPo Battery Packs

Parallel Charging Board consisting of balance taps and main charge lead

With the high performance applications that we are all after today, power consumption is about as great as it’s ever been in RC. Whether you are piloting an EDF jet, driving an RC Car or racing an RC fast electric boat a 100 amp power draw is not uncommon. With this much power being drawn, …

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Sensored vs Sensorless Brushless Motor Applications

Sensored Brushless Motor Setup

How a Sensored vs Sensorless Brushless Motor Works A brushless motor receives power from the electronic speed control. (ESC) The speed control must know the position of the rotor in order to accelerate the motor from zero RPM smoothly. When it does not know the position of the rotor, the ESC must determine it. The …

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Brushless Motor Cogging Explained – Not what you may think!

Cogging in Brushless Motors used in RC

Brushless DC motors used in radio control applications contain windings just like every other electric motor. However, what is more unique about them verse an AC induction motor, is that they contain a permanent magnet. The permanent magnet in the brushless motor has the opportunity to interact with the make up of the winding section …

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5 Ways to Maximize LiPo Battery Lifespan

LiPo batteries is one area of the RC hobby that can be fairly expensive. Especially if all the RC vehicles that you prefer to run, uses a different pack. The typical lifespan that we can expect from a LiPo battery pack can on average about 2 to 3 years. For certain RC applications, the LiPo …

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