ESC/BRUSHED MOTORS

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ESC/BRUSHED MOTORS

Postby karl1 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:26 pm

HI-- I am new to this present hobby world in that I've been away from it for over 30 years. Had RC planes before and now RC scale boats.
My question is: #1 Can you run a brushed motor with a brushless ESC and visa versa??

#2 The motor that I have in my scratch built 42" motorsailer is brushed and my ESC is for a brushed motor also, but it uses a battery for it and the supply to the receiver. Are there ESC'S that do not use a battery this way for brushed motors??

Thanks any help will be useful. -- Karl 1
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Re: ESC/BRUSHED MOTORS

Postby jeffie8696 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:24 pm

#1 No
#2Yes

Brushless motors use advanced circuits to control how the motor runs, brushed just pumps electrons.
You can easily find a BEC or Battery Eliminator Circuit ESC for brushed or brushless dependent on amps, I think on average higher amp units do away with BEC but I may be mistaken as I have only experience with 20 amp and lower.
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Re: ESC/BRUSHED MOTORS

Postby karl1 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:05 am

Thanks jeffie8696 for your reply. -=- Karl1
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