View Full Version : 35a castle creations esc

07-09-2007, 10:15 PM
i had a castle creations 35 a esc with a permax 480/4d brushless motor.with a 11.1 volt 1600 mah batteryon a 120 corona .well last week i was hovering in the front yard and i saw smoke,lite smoke. anyway i set it down unpluged and checked esc. i melted plastic cover and it looks like a chip is fried.any idea what could have happened?

Joe Ford
07-12-2007, 12:20 AM
Got a pic? Possibly a single FET failure. How old is the ESC? Which chip?

07-12-2007, 12:38 AM
on the back or front ---not sure which --there are 12 small chips.it is the chip closest to the ground <black> wire that runs to a permax BL 480/4d brushless motor.i havent had but a month or so.after hovering around at low speed for 8 or 10 minutes i noticed smoke.i set it down and unpluged.i was using the same li-po 11.1v 1600mah.

Joe Ford
07-14-2007, 05:33 AM
Send it in. When did you buy it? If less than a year we'll repair it free of charge. Sounds like a SFF (Single FET Failure)

07-14-2007, 02:40 PM
can you tell me where i need to send it?thank you

Joe Ford
07-20-2007, 02:15 AM
All the info you need.