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>> Home > Forum > Electrical Related > Brushless Programming Cards
Brushless Programming Cards
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 29
24th Mar 2018 15:04  
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Brushless programming cards, can they damage the ESC if they are not the correct one, if not what are the problems associated,
eg programmes wrong section.

I have a new 200A brushless ESC but the instructions only show programming via the transmitter stick in response to tones. which I am having trouble turning off the brake option.

I wondered if a programing card may work? I have two Hobbyking cards both with different options available, I just don't want to damage or mess up the configuration.

Many thanks


Forum Posts: 116
24th Mar 2018 22:20  
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Hi CB90, I also have quite a few of Hobbykings esc's and they have changed quite a bit over the years, needing different programming cards, have just bought three new esc's with their own card £39.00 from HobbyKing. I try any one with all the esc's and have never had a problem,just make sure you plug into the card, + to + and - to -, you should be OK with no damage to either.
cheers, Peter

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 129
25th Mar 2018 13:47  
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I have 3 or 4 programming boards from Hobbyking, and i have never thought of using one that isnt the correct one. But, having said that, the cards are now only six or seven pounds each, there seemed no sense in not buying the correct one when purchasing the esc. Good luck with however you choose to move forward. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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Forum Posts: 29
26th Mar 2018 11:34  
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Thanks for your responses, please note this ESC does not have a brand name (generic Chinese job) and it didn't have any mention of a card on the instructions.

Anyway I tried it on 2 cards I have got and they did not work, resorted to sticks and code tones to turn off the break function.

Boat ran well if a bit too powerful, may use 7.4v instead of 11.1v

200A Brushless ESC with 5V/5A SBEC
Water cooling.
Waterproof design(Need to use 704 silicone rubber by yourself).
This super simple boat series comes with a limited range of programming functions and are designed to be plug-n-play.
A perfect ESC for those looking for something simple to use and economic.

Cont current: 200A
Burst current: 230A
BEC model: Switch
BEC output: 5V/5A
Recommend battery: Li-ion/Lipoly 2-7S;Ni-MH/Ni-Cd 6-20NIMH
Cooling: Watercooled
ESC weight: 124g
ESC size: 92mm * 40mm * 22mm

Please note only cost £17 at the time , now £32 (4/2018) via Amazon

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Forum Posts: 44
26th Mar 2018 13:02  
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Hi looks identical to goolrc brand available on ebay from uk seller also I use hot glue gun to seal instead of silicone

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