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MONSTER X 25.2V ESC, 8A PEAK BEC W / 1512-1800KV SENSORED MOTOR
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MONSTER X 25.2V ESC, 8A PEAK BEC W / 1512-1800KV SENSORED MOTOR

Product #: 010-0145-05



Putting the X in Extreme!

Mamba Monster X is our latest 1:8 scale and Monster truck controller capable of 2S - 6S LiPo, with an 8 amp peak BEC - and, it’s waterproof*, so you can run your vehicle through morning dew, across soggy snow, or a muddy trail. This is the perfect upgrade for 1:8 scale buggies, truggies and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale monster trucks weighing up to 15 lbs. It also comes standard with a highly efficient, 30mm ESC cooling fan. Mamba Monster X also features updated Audible Alerts that will notify you of possible issues with calibrations and error conditions to help diagnose problems in the field.

New Firmware Available! Version 2.02 offers improved low speed control, stronger drag brake, new Aux Wire Mode "Crawler/Rock Race", and MUCH more. Check out all of the changes here and be sure to update your new Mamba X via the Castle Link!

Now With a Sensored Motor!
The Mamba Monster X is now paired with our brand new sensored 15xx series motors. We have taken our award winning 15xx series motors and added sensor capabilities. So now you can all of the torque and performance you know and love and have even more control! We still use the same high quality components as our sensorless motors, such as ultra-thin stator laminations, high temperature sintered neodymium magnet and high RPM ABEC3 bearings.

Why sensored? Some drivers and applications are better suited for sensored motors. Some drivers need smoother throttle control in racing environments. When coming out of a corner a sensorless motor may not provide optimal throttle control and can cause the motor power to surge a bit. With sensored motors the throttle will feel smoother and more linear which allows for more precise throttle management. If you are simply bashing and not racing on a track you will most likely not see the full benefits from a sensored operation.


The Auxiliary Advantage.
Mamba Monster X features the addition of a new, programmable Auxiliary Wire that allows you to make “on-the-go” adjustments to several settings such as torque control, and max throttle, and fine-tune the performance of your ESC right from the transmitter using an auxiliary channel on the receiver. The AUX wire function is disabled by default but is programmable via Castle Link. Once you have programmed the functionality of the AUX wire, that setting can then be adjusted on-the-go from a compatible transmitter.

Data Logging
Mamba Monster X can capture and record performance data from your last couple of runs, commonly referred to as data logging. This data can be downloaded via the Castle Link USB programmer; you can use the Quick Connect Duo (sold separately) to allow you to quickly access the ESC's receiver wire without having to disconnect from your receiver. You can then analyze this data and make adjustments to the ESC to maximize both performance and battery life.

Telemetry Capability
Mamba Monster X is telemetry ready, which means owners of the Futaba T4PX Transmitters can purchase the Castle Creations Telemetry Link for S.BUS2. Real-time data such as ESC temperature, voltages and RPM can be monitored to ensure performance advantages and spare you the “unknown” parameters that all R/C enthusiasts experience at some point. Telemetry data provides another level of protection and can increase performance.

The 1512-1800kv version is capable of 2S to 6S LiPo and is perfect for 1/8 scale buggies and on-road cars weighing up to 9lbs (with batteries, ready-to-run). It is the perfect motor for racing 1/8th scale buggies on 4s. Paired with our Mamba Monster X ESC you will have all the power your 1/8th scale vehicle demands with the smoother throttle control of a sensored motor.


USD $258.40 /EA
List Price: USD $320.00 /EA
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  • Waterproof : Yes
  • Telemetry Capable : Yes
  • Data Logging : Yes
  • Auxiliary Wire : Yes
  • Minimum Input Voltage : 2S
  • Maximum Input Voltage : 4S
  • Sensored Capable : Yes
  • Recon G6 Certified ESC : No
  • ROAR Certified ESC : No
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  • Availability: This item is in stock.

Castle Link Compatible
With the Castle Link USB Programming Kit you can use your Windows™ PC to easily program your controller. Adjustable settings include:

  • Throttle curve
  • Braking curve
  • Drag brake
  • Auto LiPo cutoff
  • Punch Control
  • Reverse Type
  • Motor Type

Additional Castle Link benefits include:

  • Access to all firmware updates, including added features sets released from Castle Engineering, at no charge.
  • Intuitive Demo Mode capability
  • Download and view data logs using the built-in Graph Viewer
  • Ability to save setup profiles for later use

Mamba Monster X -  Castle Link Settings Overview
Menu Settings
Options


Basic:
  • Cutoff Voltage
  • Auto-Lipo Volts/Cell
  • Reverse Type
  • BEC Voltage
  • Idle/Error Beeping
  • Brake Amount
  • Drag Brake
  • No cutoff, 5.0V, 6.0V, 9.0V, 12.0V, 15.0V, 18.0V, Auto Li-Po*
  • 3.0 Volts/Cell, 3.1 Volts/Cell, 3.2 Volts/Cell*, 3.3 Volts/Cell, 3.4 Volts/Cell, 3.5 Volts/Cell
  • Without, Crawler and With*
  • 5.5V*, 6.0V, 7.5V, 8.0V
  • Beep Enabled*, Beep Disabled
  • 10%-100% and Custom (Default 50%)
  • 0% Disabled* - 100% Crawler and Custom
Power:
  • Start Power
  • Max Forward Power
  • Max Reverse Power
  • Punch Control
  • Torque Limit
  • Low*, Medium and High
  • 30% - 100%* and Custom
  • 10% - 100% and Custom (Default 50%)
  • 0% Disabled* - 100%
  • Disabled* - 10.0 and Custom (Requires motor test to use setting)
Advanced:
  • Arming Time
  • Auxiliary Wire Mode
  • Link Live Enable
  • Throttle Dead Band
  • 1s-5s (Default 1.5s)
  • None*, Max Throttle, Max Reverse, Max Brake, Drag Brake, Reverse Enable/Disable, Torque Control
  • Enable, Disable*
  • Very small, Average*, Large
Motor:
  • Motor Direction
  • Motor Type
  • Sensorless Motor Timing
  • Normal*, Reverse
  • Brushed High-Power, Brushed Reversing, SmartSense Brushless*, Sensored Only(Requires Sensors)
  • Lowest (0), Low (5), Normal (10)*, High (15), Highest (20)
Logging:
  • Enable Logging
  • Sample Frequency
  • Automatic Data Reset
  • Data Log Parameters

  • Battery Voltage/Ripple/Current, ESC Temp, Controller Input Throttle, Controller Motor Power Output, Motor RPM, Auxiliary Wire Mode, BEC Voltage, Motor Temp
  • Disabled, 1 Sample/Sec, 2 Sample/Sec, 5 Sample/Sec, 10 Sample/Sec*
  • Disabled (100%)*, 90%, 80%, 70%, 60%, 50%, Always (0%)
Additional:
  • Throttle Curve
  • Brake Curve
  • Software updates


Technical Specs
Controller
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo
MAX: 6S LiPo (25.2V)
(4s maximum with included 1800kv motor)
BEC Specifications: Adjustable: 5.5V, 6.0V, 7.5V. or 8.0V (8A Peak), default 5.5V
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Brake: Proportional
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
On/Off Switch: Yes
Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped (30mm), fully removable* (see Product Use Statements below)
Size: Length: 2.09" (53mm)
Width: 1.93" (49mm)
Height: 1.44" (36.4mm)
Weight (with no battery connectors): 3.92 oz. (111.g)
Connectors: 6.5mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required: Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs are recommended.are recommended.
Product Use Statements: *Although Mamba Monster X and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, they are not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. They can corrode when exposed to corrosive materials, such as salt water. Always rinse the ESC and motor with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the motor and controller may be waterproof, we suggest users confirm that the rest of their vehicle, including the batteries, servos, radio and chassis are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.
**The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. It is not waterproof.
Application Guidelines: Intended for up to 4S (14.8 volts) operation in vehicles weighing less than 9 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run.
Recommended Motors: Combo includes SENSORED 1512 2650Kv: Max Cells: 4S Lipo or 12 NiMH
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Less than 15 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run. (9lbs with included 2650kv motor)
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free link included in package) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes
Tech Notes:
  1. Mamba Monster X setups frequently hit 100+ amps in peaks and not all LiPos are created equal. Surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack's suitability for a brushless application. Recommended battery capacity for 1:8th scale vehicles is 5000mAh. We recommend using 30C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries (or high quality 25C batteries such as Traxxas® Power Cell).
  2. Our experience  suggests using only mild gear ratios with NiMH cells. Do not attempt to use NiMH cells in extreme setups.
  3. Applying voltages higher than 25.2V will cause irreparable damage to ESC.
  4. We recommend a high-current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 70+ amps. Invest in connector sets made for high-powered electric systems such as our Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs.
Motor
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo; MAX: 4S LiPo (see Application Guidelines below)
Kv: 1800
Max. RPM: 60,000
Motor Size: Length: 67.7mm
Diameter: 40mm (41.4mm with fins)
Shaft Size: Diameter: 5mm, Length: 20mm
Weight (w/wires): 385g / 13.6oz
Mounting Hole Specifications: 3mm & 4mm screw holes @ 1" (25.4mm) spacing.
Cooling Fan: Available, but not included
Connectors: 6.5mm male bullets, includes 210mm length sensor wire.
Product Use Statements: N/A
Application Guidelines: The ESC and motor are Intended for 4S (16.8 Volt) operation in Buggy and On road vehicles weighing 9lbs or less with batteries, ready-to-run.
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: 9 lbs (with batteries, ready to run)
Tech Notes:
  • Remove the dust cover from the back of the motor to connect the included sensor cable. If you are running the motor sensorless please keep the dust cover in place.
  • Motor wires OK to shorten.
  • Monitor motor temperatures closely; overheating a motor will cause permanent damage to the magnets. Never exceed 180° F on the the motor or ESC.

Resources
Monster X Driver's Ed Guide Monster X Quick Start Guide Sensored Motor Quick Start


Castle Creations, Inc. warrants this product to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of one year from date of purchase.

This is a high power product with the potential to be very dangerous. Please read the safety information before use. This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

U.S. Patent # 7400103, 7492122, 7579796, 7740516, 8287328, 8678875, and 8905814 B2 - Other patents pending.

Controller designed, and circuit boards manufactured, in Olathe, Kansas USA.
Controller assembled in Mexico.


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