my rustler is hot

Discussion in 'RC Offroad Forum' started by Wvamateur, Feb 28, 2004.

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  1. Wvamateur

    Wvamateur Member

    i was runnin my rustler at the same place i always do today. and for some reason my battery got really hot. its never done this before
  2. mastmec

    mastmec Member

    Have you checked for any binding in the drivetrain like wheel bearings and such? Also motor could be dirty or brushes wornout, what kind of batt/motor connectors do you have?
  3. Wvamateur

    Wvamateur Member

    standard connectors
    ill have to check the motor it be dirty
  4. mastmec

    mastmec Member

    Tamiya connectors? If so you will prob. need to replace them with some better ones, like Deans ultra plugs or something. The stock connectors get loose and cause higher resistance which will make the battery, ESC or motor hot or all of them. Same with the one on your charger.
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