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Lipo connected into esc wrong! - RC DRIFTER1738 - 12-14-2017

OMG EVERYONE, i just plugged my 7.4v lipo into my stock mst esc and something started smoking! I have an ms-01d drift car and the car isn't even turning on! I have nothing upgraded on the car except having a 7.2v nicd battery. It is a 5000mah venom battery. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME I'M VERY WORRIED!!!!!! 
Thanks for the help 
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RE: Lipo connected into esc wrong! - Tiger.T - 12-18-2017

(12-14-2017, 05:30 PM)RC DRIFTER1738 Wrote:  OMG EVERYONE, i just plugged my 7.4v lipo into my stock mst esc and something started smoking! I have an ms-01d drift car and the car isn't even turning on! I have nothing upgraded on the car except having a 7.2v nicd battery. It is a 5000mah venom battery. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME I'M VERY WORRIED!!!!!! 
Thanks for the help 
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Plugging your battery backward will fry your ESC if it doesn't have a reverse polarity protection. 
The basic MST one does not have on I believe so that may explain why it's not turning on. 
I suggest you do the following:
1- make sure you lipo is not puffed up ( this happens sometime when plugging the battery backward because of internal shorts)
2- go to your local hobby shop and check out what they can offer you as replacement for brushless ESC. 
I can recommend you a few brands like SkyRC, YeahRacing, Hobbywing, TeamPowers, etc but they will all be online.


RE: Lipo connected into esc wrong! - Gramps50 - 12-23-2017

Everytime I have done that the esc was fried. Doesn't take but a second. I have become a big fan of Hobbywing esc's there are others but that has become my favorite. Reliable, smooth & a decent price.


RE: Lipo connected into esc wrong! - RC DRIFTER1738 - 12-25-2017

Hi guys,
I just checked this and thanks so much for replying back to me. Oh my plan was to go to my local hobby store tomorrow after Christmas. My esc was smoking I believe too. Is there any upgrades I should do to increase my angle that are cheap?? I bought this drift car used for $120 LOL.
Thanks and Merry Christmas guys


RE: Lipo connected into esc wrong! - H0LESH0T - 01-03-2018

Any luck with a new ESC?