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Traxxas XL-5 ESC Waterproof Electronic Speed Control w/LVD
This is the Traxxas XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control (ESC). This comes pre-wired with the Traxxas high-current connector. Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-7 cell compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control. An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patented Training Mode. This profile reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power operation. XL-5 is equipped with two-stage low-voltage detection (LVD) to allow LiPo battery use. The XL-5 is manufactured by Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support. The XL-5 is backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty.
This is a direct replacement for the ESC in the following vehicles:
1/10 Monster Jam Trucks
Slash 2WD Ford Raptor
Slash 2WD XL-5
Stampede 4x4 XL-5
Stampede XL-5 2WD
Traxxas High-Current Connector
The XL-5 ESC is equipped with the patented Traxxas high-current connectors for restriction-free current flow.
Patented Training Mode
An exclusive feature that places the XL-5 ahead of the pack is the patented Training Mode. This feature reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for new drivers to control their model. When they're ready, simply change profiles to unleash full-throttle action. Only Traxxas has it!
XL-5 LVD Waterproof ESC Features
Built-in two-stage low voltage detection (LVD) for Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery use
Innovative watersealed design
15-turn motor limit for 540 size motors
12-turn motor limit for 550 size motors
Fully-proportional forward, reverse, and braking control
Programmable with three drive profiles:
Sport Mode - Fwd / Brake / Rev
Race Mode - Fwd / Brake
Training Mode* - 50% Fwd / Brake / 50% Rev
EZ-Set push-button setup
Thermal shutdown protection
Efficient, low-loss MOSFET design
High-capacity heat sink
Smooth, high-frequency operation
Easy installation in Traxxas models
Backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics warranty
Input voltage: 4-7 Cells (4.8 to 8.4 Volts DC)
Case Size: 1.23"W x 2.18"D x 0.61" H
Weight: 2.44 Ounce
15-turns** (540 Size)
12-turns** (550 Size)
On Resistance Forward: 0.007 Ohms
On Resistance Reverse: 0.014 Ohms
Peak Current - Forward: 100A
Peak Current - Reverse: 60A
Braking Current: 60A
Continuous Current: 14A
BEC Voltage: 6.0 VDC
BEC Current: 1A
Power Wire: 14 Gauge / 5"
Input Harness Wire: 26 Gauge / 9"
Transistor Type: MOSFET
PWM Frequency: 1600 Hz
Low Voltage Detection (LVD): 2-Stage indicators, switchable (on or off)
Thermal Protection: Thermal shutdown
Sport Mode: 100% FWD, 100% brakes, 100% REV
Race Mode: 100% FWD, 100% brakes, no REV
Training Mode: 50% FWD, 100% brakes, 50% REV
Single-button setup: Yes, Traxxas EZ-Set
**with proper gearing
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