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Check your wires to your On/Off switch!!

Discussion in 'Newbie Q & A' started by Kendal_Wong, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Kendal_Wong

    Kendal_Wong New Member

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    So I was trailing one day with my scx10 honcho. I, one of those people, who got there scx10 with the esc loose in the truck. I just left it in there loose. No biggie. Anyway, I was trailing one day behind my house with a bunch of branches on the ground and what not. As I leave my esc and the switch to turn (on-off) the truck, the switch dangles down. It stopped working out of no where and i was freaking out. It was raining that day and I know for sure that all my stuff is water PROOF. I submerged it plenty of times in the water lol. But I was confused. didnt know what was going on. I come home and look at it, take it apart, and on my computer im searching for new esc's. Thinking. that my esc burned up some how. I was messing with the switch turning it on and off and saw the best thing that happened all day. My truck stopped turning on because the black or red. wire broke. but was still in the black seal! I cut the wires and emerged them together. the truck works perfectly fine as its suppose to! So to those out there who are wondering if their esc burned up on them. CHECK YOUR WIRES INTO YOUR ON AND OFF SWITCH!!!!
     
  2. Crankbait

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    Better yet remove it entirely, as you have discovered they are nothing but trouble.
     
  3. matt16289

    matt16289 New Member

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    Same thing has been happening to me lately. I'm going to be snipping it off here soon!
     
  4. Greenie

    Greenie VillAge iDioT
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    I'm with Crank on this. If its a standard on/off switch, i'll cut it off, even before I solder on the battery connectors!!!!
     
  5. jaloos

    jaloos Mod, Staff Member and Ghetto Fabricator
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    Yup plus 1 on that.
     
  6. Tombsy

    Tombsy Boat Racing Fanatic
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    We have to use switches on the nitro boats and I've seen a few boats totaled on the rocks with bad switches (including one of mine). When I have to use one now I use a toggle switch completely sealed with epoxy or silicone.
     
  7. Kendal_Wong

    Kendal_Wong New Member

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    Exactly what i did lol!
     
  8. Bubba J

    Bubba J Studio Forums Elite
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    So far so good, left mine on and I submarine mine.... Sawback and my honcho....................:bouaaaaah:
     
  9. MrSTUDofRC

    MrSTUDofRC Studio Forums Elite
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    I just cut mine off - no need for it anyway - its just a pain in the rear - the other day on my Summit I switched throttle trim to 70/30 on the transmitter accidentally and the ESC was blinking fast green meaning it wasn't connected to the receiver - I spent 4 hours frantically taking things apart and testing things and nothing did anything - then under a hunch I looked at all the trim settings and saw the 70/30 - switched it back and everything was fine - that made my day:)
     
  10. thecowboy

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    cut, strip, twist and shrink wrap your off and running.
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