This is the Castle Creations 1/5 Mamba XL X 3S-8S ESC with 20-Amp BEC. This makes a great upgrade for the Traxxas X-Maxx 8S, as well as other 4x4 vehicles up to 25 lbs, or 2WD up to 30 lbs.
Putting the X in Extreme!
Mamba XL X is our 1:5 scale controller capable of 3S - 8S LiPo, with a 20 amp peak BEC. This is the perfect upgrade for 1:5 scale RC hobby vehicles (including gas to electric conversions) weighing up to 30 lbs for 2WD and 25 lbs for 4WD.
Mamba XLX ESC
User Guide and Quick Start Guide
Castle Link Coupon
Data Logging: Mamba XL X can capture and record performance data from your last couple of runs, commonly referred to as data logging. This data can be downloaded via the Castle Link USB programmer; you can use the Quick Connect Duo (sold separately) to allow you to access both wires into a single Castle Link connection. You can then analyze this data and make adjustments to the ESC to maximize both performance and battery life.
Power System Alerts: Mamba XL X also features updated Audible Alerts that will notify you of possible issues with calibrations and error conditions to help diagnose problems in the field. Click here to see complete list.
AUX Functionality: Mamba XL X features the addition of a new, programmable AUX wire that allows you to make “on-the-go” adjustments to several settings such as torque control, and max throttle, and fine-tune the performance of your ESC right from the transmitter using an auxiliary channel on the receiver. The AUX wire function is disabled by default but is programmable via Castle Link or the Castle Link iOS App. Once you have programmed the functionality of the AUX wire, that setting can then be adjusted on-the-go from a compatible transmitter. Click here for additional information.
Telemetry Capable: Mamba XL X is telemetry ready, which means owners of Futaba T4PX Transmitters will be able to purchase the Castle Creations Telemetry Link for S.BUS2. Real-time data such as ESC temperature, voltages, and RPM can be monitored to ensure performance advantages and spare you the “unknown” parameters that all R/C enthusiasts experience at some point. Telemetry data provides another level of protection and can increase performance.
Warranty: Castle Creations, Inc. warrants this product to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of one year from date of purchase.
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free Castle Link adapter included in package) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software or the Castle Link iOS App and a B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter. (A small subset of the settings available through Castle Link Windows software can be accessed via manual programming through the transmitter stick).
Firmware Upgrade: Users will receive free access to all firmware updates, including added features sets using the Castle Link USB Programming Kit
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 3S LiPo, MAX: 8S LiPo
BEC Specifications: Adjustable from 5V to 8.5V (20A peak), default 5.5V
Operating Environment: Not intended for use in wet conditions, ESC is not waterproof
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing
On/Off Switch: No
Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped 40mm
Size: Length: 4.75" (120.65mm)
Width: 2.06" (52.38mm)
Height: 1.73" (43.94mm)
Weight (without wires): 10.4 oz. (294.84g)
Connectors: 8.0mm female bullets for motor connection
Product Use Statements:
Recommended battery capacity for 1:5th scale vehicles is 5000mAh. We recommend using 50C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries.
We recommend a high current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 100+ amps, such as Castle CC Bullet 6.5mm, CC Bullet 8.0mm, or 6.5mm Polarized Castle Connectors.
Applying voltages higher than 33.6V will cause irreparable damage to ESC.
Mamba XL X is not intended for human or animal propulsion.
Application Guidelines: 1:5th scale RC hobby vehicles weighing up to 30 lbs for 2WD and 25 lbs for 4WD
Recommended Motors: Castle 2028 Extreme 800Kv: Max Cells: 8S LiPo
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: 30 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run for 2WD and 25 lbs for 4WD
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free link included) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software or the Castle Link iOS App and a B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter.
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes
You MUST connect the AUX wire to an open channel on your receiver even if you are not using the Auxiliary function.
You MUST remove the AUX wire from the radio before connecting ESC to Castle Link.
A high current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 100+ amps, such as Castle CC Bullet 6.5mm, CC Bullet 8.0mm, or 6.5mm Polarized Castle Connectors, matching the battery leads.