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[DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

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[DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by boolean21 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:33 pm

Got 2 sets of micro esc for ebay... Around S$30 each.... 320A... With built in 3A BEC
Also bought a few 5A BEC from ebay... less than S$10 each..

As per what I did for the axial ae1 esc on my honcho, I used neutral cure silicone to waterproof the ESC and BEC... Smile



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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by RTECH on Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:51 pm

Very Happy Haha, neutral cure silicon. Way to go!
Dunno wat the factory use for those waterproof esc?

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by qks57 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:36 pm

RTECH wrote:Very Happy Haha, neutral cure silicon. Way to go!
Dunno wat the factory use for those waterproof esc?

most use the spray on kind.. can't rmb the name. very difficult to find in sg though.. its common in hardware shops in US i heard..

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by Teck on Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:47 pm

qks57 wrote:
RTECH wrote:Very Happy Haha, neutral cure silicon. Way to go!
Dunno wat the factory use for those waterproof esc?

most use the spray on kind.. can't rmb the name. very difficult to find in sg though.. its common in hardware shops in US i heard..
It call corrosionx I have some if you or any bro here need to waterproof your esc n rx let me know I can do it for u

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by qks57 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:17 pm

Teck wrote:It call corrosionx I have some if you or any bro here need to waterproof your esc n rx let me know I can do it for u

ah great, will need to do it for my hobbywing esc...

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by RTECH on Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:18 pm

Teck wrote:
It call corrosionx I have some if you or any bro here need to waterproof your esc n rx let me know I can do it for u

Where you get it Teck?

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by Teck on Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:11 pm

U can find it at jet hobby

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by RTECH on Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:19 pm

Teck wrote:U can find it at jet hobby

ok thanks.

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by boolean21 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:38 pm

updates on another cheap method for waterproofing your ESC...
done using dielectric insulation spray varnish... thanks to boss harakiri for helping us buy.... S$12 per can...


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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by oceanic on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:53 am

boo tested n proven? u sprayed onto the heat sink can meh, won't heat up?

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by boolean21 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:58 am

Didnt spray on the heat sinks... Only sprayed on the transistors and pcb... Very Happy
Crawler ESC unlikely to get very hot... Crawlers are slow and consume little current... Less current means less heat.... Smile

Havent try these 2 esc, but some of the guys tested the varnish as well as this model of esc.... Smile

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by oceanic on Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:07 am

ohhh those fins u spray not heat sink. Embarassed i thought it is, hahaha.
i saw plastic insulation spray at sim lim cost below 15, dunno can use or not so didn't buy.

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Re: [DIY] poor man's waterproof ESC and BEC

Post by boolean21 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:19 am

oceanic wrote:ohhh those fins u spray not heat sink. Embarassed i thought it is, hahaha.
i saw plastic insulation spray at sim lim cost below 15, dunno can use or not so didn't buy.
If its for pcb usage, then should be fine...

Ask your neighbour to get for you... Smile

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