your owners manual says to keep it under 200 f, if its a vxl motor. I try and keep mine at 150 ish, or less at the track I find its not to hard to keep it under that.
How hot should a RC motor get?
Your motor should be fine. If you didn’t feel its performance drop off during your run, you didn’t damage anything—but, you are correct to be wary of overheating. Avoid raising the motor’s temperature past 170°F; any hotter, and you run the risk of damaging the rotor’s magnets.
How do I keep my brushed motor cool?
One of the easiest ways to make sure your motor stays cool is to make sure it is properly ventilated and getting enough air. Don’t be afraid to cut out small sections of the body to increase air flow. Be sure that the other electronics and components aren’t blocking any airflow to the motor.
Why does my RC motor overheat?
Running Your Car Too Hard
Also, running your car at its highest speed, followed by stopping and then turning and going at full speed again, can make your motor overheat quite quickly. As a matter of fact, it can also overheat your Electronic Speed Control (ESC).
How long does a brushed motor last?
1,000 to 3,000 hours
How hot is too hot for electric motor?
The surface temperature of a continuously (and correctly) operating general purpose industrial electric motor will easily be 80 C (176 F) and perhaps as high as 100 C (212 F). You can’t keep your hand on a surface that hot long enough to discern differences, and if you try, you could get a nasty burn.
Do brushless motors get hot?
Brushless motors will actually get quite hot free spinning. I have seen them climb as high as 150F in a matter of seconds with no load. Plus it is not advised by most motor manufacturers as it can be detrimental to the magnets.
Do you need to break in a brushed RC motor?
Water is abrasive and accelerates the wear of the brushes and the comm surface, essentially taking life away from your new motor very quickly. Our motors don’t really require a break-in before use, but you can run them on low voltage (4-6V) for a minute or two both directions to seat the brushes.
How do you stop an electric motor from overheating?
Keep it away from other sources of heat, give it plenty of space, and make sure that the ventilation holes are clear. When you start using your electric motor, remember to consistently monitor its temperature and performance for signs of overheating or deterioration.
Do RC Motor heat sinks work?
Heatsinks are useless unless you have airflow over them. So, you will need to make a way to have air flow into, and then out of the motor compartment.
Can a bad ESC burn up a motor?
YES. A Bad ESC can burn a motor and a Bad motor can damage an ESC and cause it to burn. For first power up and ANY Bench testing, setup, programming, Calibraing, etc ALWAYS use a Current Limiter to prevent escs and motors from burning.
How do you break in a brushless RC motor?
Without brushes, there isn’t anything to break-in. Just set it up per the manufacturers instructions, and use it. It’s part of the beauty of brushless! Without brushes, there isn’t anything to break-in.
How do I know if my motor brushes need replacing?
As a general rule, if either brush has worn to about a quarter inch long, it is time to replace it. If the carbon (a brush is essentially a carbon block with a metal spring tail) shows any signs of breakage, crumbling, or burning, the brush needs replacing.
Are Brushed motors good?
First, brushed versions exhibit linear performance characteristics, with very high torque and a wide speed range. They produce smooth motion at low speeds and have good speed control. Brushed designs are also typically smaller and more efficient, as well as lower-cost, than brushless motors.
Are brushless motors more powerful than brushed?
Because there are no brushes rubbing against anything, no energy is lost due to friction. That means brushless motors are more energy-efficient than brushed drills and can run on batteries for up to 50 percent longer.