Originally Posted by solentlife
Most motors will give a recc'd ESC to use with it ... and I regard that as a minimum rated ESC. Next rated step up is my usual solution.
Problem with many online adverts I read for ESC's ... same with Lipo's ... the ratings are often overquoted ... it's not unusual for an ESC to say eg 30A ... then when you check deeper into it's specs it's actually a 25A continuous max or lower.
Subsequently, I have returned the Plush 80 ESC for a warranty exchange, but also purchased a new pair of 125 AMP ESC's. The Cyclone Power 2800kv motors carry an advertised rating of 69 AMP draw at a maximum 1500 watts on 6s Lipo's, which is what I am running. As a newbie, it's hard to know what is a manufacturing fault/fluke or what is actually underspec for a particular application. Several modelers told me that the Plush 80 ESC's would be plenty for the CP motors, but like I said, it's hard to sort out fact from fiction. This electric power situation is a little daunting to learn.