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BadAss Renegade Series Brushless ESC, 85A
When BadAss Motors were designed, it was obvious that a top-notch speed controller would be needed to complete the power system package. To this end, Innov8tive Designs partnered with ZTW, a company well known for producing high-quality products, to manufacture the BadAss Speed Controllers.
When BadAss Motors were designed, it was obvious that a top-notch speed controller would be needed to complete the power system package. To this end, Innov8tive Designs partnered with ZTW, a company well known for producing high-quality products, to manufacture the BadAss Speed Controllers. These Speed Controllers are made to our exact specifications to work flawlessly with BadAss Brushless motors and most other popular brands of brushless RC motors. Built from the highest quality components, and using the latest manufacturing processes, these speed controllers are designed to give years of reliable, trouble-free performance.
The BadAss Renegade Series speed controllers are the Premium line designed to offer exceptional performance in your electric powered model. They include full body, wrap-around aluminum heat sinks for maximum heat dissipation. These ESC’s are set to be used right out of the package in most applications, but they can also be easily programmed with the optional BadAss Renegade Series LCD Program Box, which is available separately. Due to the large number of battery and motor connectors that are available today, all BadAss Renegade Series Speed Controllers are provided without connectors and have pre-tinned leads for easy soldering of connectors.
All the Renegade Series ESC’S come with built-in Switching type BEC circuits to power your model’s receiver and servos. The output voltage of the BEC can be selected by the user with the BadAss Renegade Series LCD Program Box, which is available separately. The BEC in the 45-amp model provides up to 5 amps at either 5.0 volts or 6.0 volts. The BEC circuit in the 65, 85, 125 and 155 amp models provide up to 8 amps of current, and can be set to 5.0 v, 6.0 v, 7.4 v or 8.4 v.
The firmware included in the Renegade series ESC’s allows for operation of high-speed motors. Conventional brushless motors that use a 12-slot stator with 14 magnets can be safely run at speeds in excess of 40,000 RPM without missing a beat! Also included is thermal protection for the ESC. If the internal temperature of the ESC exceeds 110C (230F) the ESC will automatically reduce power to the motor to prevent the ESC from being damaged by heat. Another great feature is the Anti-Flyaway protection. If the throttle command signal goes away for more than 2 seconds, the ESC will shut down power to the motor and start sending a series of beep tones to the motor. This acts as a homing beacon, allowing you to more easily find a downed aircraft.
The BadAss Renegade Series ESC’s offer a full set of programming options as shown below. These are easily set using the optional LED Program card. For each parameter, the factory default setting is shown in bold text.
- Brake Type – Off, Soft, Medium or Hard
- Battery Type – NiXX, LiPo or LiFe
- Cutoff Voltage Level – 2.8v (50%), 3.0v(60%), 3.2v(65%) or No Cutoff
- Motor Timing – Auto, 2 Deg., 8 Deg., 15 Deg., 22 Deg. Or 30 Deg.
- SBEC Voltage Output – 5.0v, 6.0v, 7.4v, 8.4v @ 8A
- Governor Mode – Off, 8-Sec. Soft Start, 18-Sec. Soft Start, Gov. Mode 1 and Gov. Mode 2
- Motor Rotation Direction – Normal or Reverse
- Motor Start-up Power – 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 35%, 40%, 45% or 50%
- Low Voltage Cutoff Type – Reduce Power or Motor Shutdown
For those of you that do not mind the tedious and mind-numbing process of performing throttle stick programming, all the programming options and settings are available using that method. However, we highly recommend purchasing optional BadAss LCD Program Box since you probably have better things to do with your time.
|BadAss Renegade Series 85A ESC Specifications
|Max Continuous Current||85A|
|Max Burst Current (for 10 seconds)||100A|
|Weight (without Connectors)||91.6 grams (3.23 oz)|
|Dimensions||86mm x 33mm x 16mm (3.39 x 1.30 x 0.63 inches)|
|Battery Lead Size||12 awg|
|Motor Lead Size||12 awg|
|Battery Lead Length||75mm (2.95 in)|
|Motor Lead Length||150mm (5.91 in)|
|Operating Voltage Range||6 to 26v|
|Number of LiPo Cells||2 to 6 Cells|
|Number of LiFe Cells||2 to 7 Cells|
|Number of NiXX Cells||6 to 20 Cells|
|BEC Type and Rating||Switching BEC, 5v, 6v, 7.4v, 8.4v @ 8A|