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ESC from RC car?

PostPosted:Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:48 am
by hyoan
I'm new to the forum and have been looking into an ESC. Sorry if this is a stupid question in advance.
Can I just use an ESC from an R/C car, connected to the battery, and gas pedal to control the throttle in my son's jeep? Or are there more steps involved? I don't want full RC, just throttle control.
Can I wire it up like this and attach the red, black and yellow wires to the gas pedal? ... iring6.jpg

Re: ESC from RC car?

PostPosted:Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:01 pm
by tatdaddy13
Did you ever get it figured out? I have a ton of R/Cs, and much cheaper than ESC. Let me know.

Re: ESC from RC car?

PostPosted:Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:18 pm
by hyoan
I never received an answer but I don't think my suggestion is possible. Probably has to do with voltage and the pedal. I ended up buying the plug and play kit from East Coast Power up.

Re: ESC from RC car?

PostPosted:Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:28 am
by Sedzy
It can be done, but not a simple swap.

A few things need to be considered.
1. Voltage. Your RC gear probably runs at 7.2V not 12V.
2. The ESC will probably be for a BRUSHLESS motor. Your Jeep will have a BRUSHED motor.
3. The ESC uses what is called RC PPM for throttle input. Foot throttles supply a linear voltage.

You'd be better off buying a PWM driver, a foot throttle and using that instead.

Re: ESC from RC car?

PostPosted:Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:22 am
by A_J_K77
Is Possible up to 18V for a resemble price,
I did it whit the car for my kids.
I used a cheap Chinese ESC (320A up to 16 V but it can handle a full charged 18 V battery!!!)
A cheap Chinese Hal sensor foot throttle connected to a cheap Chinese Arduino clone
whit a switch for forward and backward.
the Arduino make from a analog signal a RC signal.

I use also a transmitter / receiver for Remote control, on the 3rd Ch.
I connected a reed relay to switch from local to remote.

It cost abound $ 30 or so

for more info and the arduino code just contact me