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too long battery wires will kill your ESC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:00 pm
by ron_van_sommeren
My very first post here, and it's a link to another forum, I hope I don't get kicked for this ;)

All manufacturers/experts say the same, too long battery wires will kill ESC over time, notably the electrolytic power capacitors. I compiled lots of info in first post here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthre ... light=kill

Contents
  1. Problem
  2. Solutions
  3. Rules of thumb
  4. Capacitor type
  5. Capacitor polarity!
  6. How to add extra capacitors
  7. Expert/manufacturer opinions, rules of thumb, installation
  8. Explanation/theory
  9. Measurements
  10. DIY pictures

Re: too long battery wires will kill ESC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:03 am
by RCModelReviews
ron_van_sommeren wrote:My first post here, a link to another forum, I hope I don't get kicked for this ;)

This isn't RCG/RCU -- nobody gets kicked here :lol:

Re: too long battery wires will kill ESC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:02 am
by pushinoldrc
Ron,
Thanks for the link, I never thought about ripple inductance as being that destructive. I have some dual battery set ups that I need to look at.
Bryan