Originally Posted by Virgil Kee
I just received an ESC from HobbyKing. On their web page, there is no indication that the ESC is for Bl motors, however, there are THREE motor leads! I selected it on price alone. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...k_10A_ESC.html
I would run the brushed motor on a 2S LiPo, so there's no problem there with this ESC.
I've searched several threads on this forum, but was unable to answer this question: Can a brushed
motor be run on this ESC?
It would seem that all I have to do is to successfully ID
two of the wires to find a +
and a - lead; isolate
the third wire, and connect these two
to my brushed
or hopelessly uninformed
Nope, you can NOT
run a brushed motor with this brushless ESC. I'd be surprised if the brushless ESC will even turn the brush type motor over. These brushless ESC's do not have a common connection between the battery input black and white wires, and the three brushless motor leads. Between the ESC DC input, and the ESC three wire motor output is a sort of a three pole, double throw electronic toggle switch. These electronic switches are switching the positive and negative leads of battery circuit to the three leads of the brushless motor circuit many thousands of times a minute.
On the other hand, now days, those low power brushless motors are quite inexpensive, and will far outperform a brush type motor of the same physical size.