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How to set the cell count on esc/motor

Old 01-24-2011, 06:47 AM
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Default How to set the cell count on esc/motor

My Turnigy c3542-1100 motor will only go to about 1/4 throttle. I have tried combos of different esc and different motors and have narrowed the problem to the motor. Another symptom is that the sounds or beeps from the motor are very faint and I can hardly hear them. I have tried to set the throttle range but never get the final long beep. I have to re-bind the xmitter/receiver each time I reconnect the battery and this screws up the steps for setting the throttle range. I don't know if I should focus on the throttle range problem or focus on the cell count that the motor is set to. It may be set to 4 cell and I am only using 3 cell lipos. I cannot understand the programming card process for setting the cell count. I would appreciate any ideas.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:31 AM
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You should not have to rebind your receiver each time, I would bind your RX using a standard battery pack, that will eliminate other problems.

Make sure you remove the binding plug after the RX binds, then put it in a safe place. I keep one in the battery compartment of my trans.

You only should need to rebind after you set up a plane, to set the fail safe positions if it is that type of RX.

Hopefully that will take care of the 1st part.

A motor is not set to a certain cell count. It has no idea what is supplying the power.

Most ESC's will detect the cell count and throttle range on their own, but we don't know what type of ESC you are using, please reply with brand and model, someone here will know how to set it, help you.

I understand what you mean about the sound being faint, I have some motors I can't hear unless I am inside and turn everything else off, I have other motors that startle my dogs and start them barking, they think it is the smoke alarm of the doorbell, I don't know why there is so much difference.
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