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Old 12-05-2007, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by jasmine2501 View Post
Actually it's amps that kill electric motors. You could hook a million volt battery on there and if you keep the amps under the correct rating it's fine. The issue is that usually, at full throttle the ESC is applying the full force of the battery voltage. You can go a little bit over the amperage limit for takeoff and then if you don't hit full throttle again, and you are sure you're under the amp limit, it will be fine. Amps fry things... volts are related, but not the number you need to look at.
AMPs do kill motors, however you still need to pay attention to volts too. You could run the risk of burnning up the motor bearings if you push the RPM too high. Each Bl motor has a RPM limit. Keep it within reason/specs and you will be fine. Just like the AMP and watt ratings, you can push it some but you'll pay the price if you push too hard!!!

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