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MAMBA X, 25.2V WP SENSORED ESC AND 1406-4600KV COMBO

Mamba X

Product #: 010-0155-01

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USD $244.95 /EA
List Price: USD $298.95 /EA
  • Waterproof : Yes
  • Telemetry Capable : Yes
  • Data Logging : Yes
  • Auxiliary Wire : Yes
  • Minimum Input Voltage : 2S
  • Maximum Input Voltage : 3S
  • Sensored Capable : Yes
  • Recon G6 Certified ESC : Yes
  • ROAR Certified ESC : Yes
  • CRYO-DRIVE : No
  • B-Link Compatible : Yes
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BASHER/RACING COMBO  APPLICATION
1406-4600kv Perfect combo for 1/10th scale vehicles weighing less than 5lbs.
Suggested applications are 1/10th scale touring cars, buggies and
 stadium trucks up to a 3s LiPo. It can also be used in a 1/10th scale
 2WD Short Course Truck on 2s LiPo  and geared conservatively.
Not for use in 4WD short course trucks.

Please refer to our Surface Product Selector  for recommended motor, battery and gearing for some of the more popular vehicles on the market.
 
VERSATILITY, RELIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE.

We at Castle wanted to address three main concepts while designing a new ESC for the modern-day RC enthusiast; VERSATILITY, RELIABILITY, and PERFORMANCE. These are the pillars of the Mamba X design and the driving forces behind the feature-packed controller.

The Mamba X is extremely versatile, capable of powering a wide variety of applications ranging from 2S to 6S and vehicles ranging from 1/10th scale to 1/8th scale*. Whether you are racing at the track with your 2wd buggy, bashing through mud puddles in your SCT or monster truck, or navigating a hardcore crawling excursion, this controller raises the bar to a whole new level. Pair with a Castle 4-POLE 12-SLOT SENSORED MOTOR to provide precise throttle control and buttery smooth starts!

ESCs have a tough life - landing extreme jumps, experiencing accidental collisions, and splashing through the occasional puddle. As R/C enthusiast themselves, Castle engineers understand this and designed the Mamba X to endure these situations and power through them. It is housed in a rugged CNC-machined aluminum case and then potted in waterproof epoxy. This not only protects the electronics but ensures any heat generated in the controller can easily be dissipated through the case.

The Mamba X integrates a powerful 8A adjustable BEC into a high-performance speed control that can push the most extreme 1/10th scale setups and 1/8th race buggies. Smart-Sense™ allows you to take advantage of smooth, cog-free, and predictable sensored starts and improved throttle response keeps you ahead of the competition.

The Mamba X is proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas and is backed by Castle Creations’ 1-year warranty and unparalleled ‘make-it-right’ customer support.  Call us, email us, or walk in our front door – we’re here to help. 

FEATURES:

  • Wide 2s-6s input voltage range for powering a wide variety of applications
  • Sensored, Sensorless and SmartSense™ Running Modes
  • Brushless and brushed motor operation
  • Powerful Integrated 8A Peak Adjustable BEC (5.25V-8.0V)
  • Data logging capability to capture and record performance data from your vehicle
  • Auxiliary wire functionality for "on-the-fly" adjustments using your transmitter
  • Compatible with S.BUS2 Telemetry Link and Futaba T4PX and T7PX transmitters
  • Convenient transmitter programming for six common adjustable settings including cutoff voltage and drag brake
  • Dial in ESC settings, update ESC firmware and view data logs with Castle Link USB programming kit (coupon for USB adapter included with purchase, Castle Link software located here)
  • Optional smartphone-based programming, firmware updates and data log viewing with the B-LINK™ Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) and Castle Link software for iOS or Android (free download)
  • ESC is housed in a rugged CNC aluminum case and potted in waterproof epoxy to protect the electronics and promote efficient heat transfer
  • Waterproof design for all weather conditions
  • Factory equipped thermally controlled (and removable) 30mm cooling fan
  • 12 AWG high strand count silicone coated copper power wires  
  • Integrated Capacitors and 4mm Bullet Connectors add durability in extreme conditions
  • Audible Alerts and LED Alerts for easy diagnoses of common issues such as motor-over-temperature and low-voltage cutoff
  • ROAR and RECON 6 Certified ESC

MAMBA X ESC WITH 1406-4600KV COMES WITH:

  • Mamba X ESC with Sensor Harness and 1406-4600kv sensored motor
  • Coupon for free Castle Link USB
  • Mamba Decals
  • Driver's Ed Guide/ Quick Start Guide

 

*In 1/8th scale setups, the Mamba X is intended to be used for off-road racing in buggies weighing up to 9 lbs (including batteries and ready-to-run). In these 1/8th scale racing setups, the Mamba X should be run at 4S Lipo (16.8V) max and is recommended to be paired with the Castle 1512-1800Kv (P/N: 060-0062-00) or Castle 1515-2200Kv (P/N: 060-0063-00) motor, with appropriate gearing only.

Resources
Mamba X Driver's Ed Guide
Mamba X Quick Start Guide
1:10th Scale Gearing Chart
ESC Calibration Audible Alert Reference Chart
Maintaining Motors in Wet Conditions
 Transmitter Programming
Making of Mamba X Video
Sensored Motor Quick Start
ESC Technical Specs
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo
MAX: 6S LiPo (25.2V) (3s max with included 1406-4600kv 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: 2.14" (54.4mm)
Width: 1.39" (35.2mm)
Height: 1.18" (30.0mm)
Weight (with wires): 3.56 oz. (101g)
Connectors: 4.0mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required, Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Castle 4.0mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs are recommended.
Product Use Statements:

*Although Mamba X is waterproof, it is not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. 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.

Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Less than 5lbs/2.3kg , with batteries, ready-to-run with included 1406 - 4600kv motor.
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free Link included) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software, or the Castle Link App and a B-Link Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately).
Telemetry Link Capable: Requires purchase of Futaba S.BUS™ Telemetry Link. S.BUS2™ extends Futaba S.BUS™ and supports bidirectional communication. Compatible radios will support S.BUS2 protocol. It is also necessary to utilize a compatible Futaba® Telemetry Receiver. Click here to view the Futaba® Radio Compatibility Chart.
Tech Notes:
  1. Mamba 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, Castle 4.0mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs.
Motor Technical Specs
Input Voltage Range: 2-3S LiPo
Kv: 4600 
Max. RPM: 100,000
Size: Length: 49.5mm
Diameter: 36mm
Weight (w/wires): 197g/ 6.9oz
Shaft Size: Length: 15mm
Diameter: 1/8" (3.17mm)
Mounting Hole Specifications: M3 @ 25mm
Cooling Fan: Optional- Coming Soon!
Connectors: 4mm male Castle Bullet Connectors
Application Guidelines: For 2WD short course trucks on 2s LiPo and geared conservatively.
1/10th 2WD Stadium trucks and buggies on 2s for bashing and limited runs on 3s with conservative gearing.
Great for 1/10th scale on-road cars for 2s and 3s use.
NOT for use in 4WD short course trucks.
Please refer to our Gearing Chart for recommended motor, battery and gearing for some of the more popular vehicles on the market.
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: 5lbs
Tech Notes:

Running modes: SMARTSENSE™, Sensored only

Water Resistant Design: The sensor board is coated with silicone conformal coating to protect the sensors from moisture. The sensor connections are not water resistant; water can cause signal loss which could result in loss of sensored capabilities. Castle recommended applying dielectric grease to the outside of the sensor wire connections after installation of the wire. Routine maintenance is recommended after running in wet conditions. Please refer to this document for running and maintaining motors in wet environments.



For support, frequently asked questions, technical documents, and more, visit our support site.

Castle Creations, Inc. warrants this product to be free frommanufacturing 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 containchemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and or birthdefects 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, KS. USA
Controller assembled in Olathe, KS. USA

Motor designed in Olathe, Kansas USA.
Motor made in China.





Product Features

Enabled by default, the Mamba X captures and records performance data from your vehicle. This allows you to view a detailed turn-by-turn record of what your ESC actually experienced during the run. You will be able to record real-time data such as motor RPM, battery current and voltage, ESC and motor temperature, throttle input, and more. Download and analyze the collected data via Castle Link and make adjustments to maximize both performance and battery life. You can use the Quick Connect Duo (sold separately) to allow you to access both wires into a single Castle Link connection. 

The Mamba X allows “on-the-fly” adjustments to be made through the AUX wire once enabled in Castle Link. Once you have selected an AUX wire function, that setting can then be tuned from your transmitter while driving. Torque control, max throttle, max brake and drag brake adjustments are a sampling of the available modes. This real-time tuning allows you to quickly and easily fine-tune your system. Click here for additional information.


For 25 years Castle engineers have been setting the bar for industry leading software functionality. The Castle Link Programming Suite is your ticket to creating the perfect setup. To gain access to the host of tuning parameters, simply redeem the coupon for the Castle Link adapter included with your Mamba X purchase and download the simple to install software from our website and you are ready to personalize your controller's settings. Users will receive free access to all firmware updates, including added features sets using the Castle Link USB Programming Kit or the Castle Link App and a B-Link Bluetooth Adapter. Click here for software versions available for Mamba X.  Don’t forget to use the “check for updates” feature in Castle Link to download new software as it becomes available. New features are yours at no cost, a perk for choosing Castle. Click here for settings overview for the Mamba X ESC. 

You can now WIRELESSLY PROGRAM settings with the free Castle-Link app available on the Apple App store or Google Play for Android devices and the Castle B-Link™ Bluetooth™ Adapter (sold separately). It is compact and lightweight installed in your vehicle, for anytime programming!

When paired with a Castle 4-POLE 12-SLOT SENSORED MOTOR SMARTSENSE™ software, enabled by default in the Castle Link Programming Suite, will use the motor’s sensors to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and low-speed drivability.  Once the motor is turning, it seamlessly transitions to Castle’s ULTRA-EFFICIENT sensorless mode with ELECTRONIC TIMING. Smooth sensored startups and high-efficiency sensorless running makes the Mamba X system produce more power and less heat. QUIETSENSE™ is an innovative advancement in the design of sensored motors to deliver the highest precision and most efficient startup.

Mamba 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.
Click here to see complete list.

Mamba X is telemetry ready, which means owners of Futaba T4PX or 7PX Transmitters will be able to 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 Mamba X is proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas and is backed by Castle Creations’ 1-year warranty and unparalleled "make-it-right" customer support. Call us, email us, or walk in our front door – we’re here to help. Click here for additional information about our Tier 1 and Tier II warranty.

       


        Optional Accessories
        011-0135-00
        B-Link Bluetooth Adapter supports iOS and Android App
        010-0152-00
        Telemetry Link S.BUS
        011-0146-00
        Direct Connect Sensor Wire
        010-0079-00
        Castle Link Quick Connect (or Quick Connect Duo)
        010-0063-00
        Quick Field Programmer, Surface Version
        011-0065-0 Castle 4mm polarized connectors
        CC Bullet 4mm Castle 4mm Bullet Connectors
        011-0148-00
        CC Cap Pack
         011-0154-00  Servo Direct Connect



        Service Parts
        011-0108-00  Mamba X-Series Sensor Harness
         011-0106-00  Receiver Harness Replacement
         011-0137-00  ESC Cooling Fan Replacement
         011-0142-00  Mamba X Wire Harness Retainer

         

        This FAQ Page is applicable to the following ESC: Mamba X

        1. What is the difference between the Mamba X and the Mamba Max Pro?
        The Mamba Max is waterproof, has a much larger BEC, includes data logging and has the auxiliary wire. The Mamba X can be used in any application that the Mamba Max Pro can run.

        2. How do I utilize the sensored mode on the Mamba X?
        You will need to purchase the Castle X series sensor harness to connect to a standard sensor wire and your sensored motor. You will need to remove the dust cover from the ESC to insert the X series sensor harness. Make sure the A, B and C wires between the ESC and motor are correctly aligned. There are no settings that need to be changed on the ESC to utilize the sensored function of the ESC. The default motor type "Smart Sense brushless" is a hybrid mode; it uses the sensors to get the motor started smoothly then switches to sensorless operation; sensorless operation runs more efficiently and results in cooler ESC and motor temperatures.

        3. What is the auxiliary wire and do I need to hook it up to my receiver?
        By default the auxiliary wire is disabled and does nothing. If you are not utilizing this function you can leave the auxiliary wire (white wire) disconnected from the receiver. The auxiliary wire gives you the ability to adjust 1 of 7 ESC settings from your transmitter, via an auxiliary channel and dial/toggle switch, while you are operating the vehicle. To use this function you must program the auxiliary wire to one of the 7 available setting on the Castle Link; it is located on the “Advanced” tab. The 7 selectable settings are:

        None (Default) - AUX wire does not affect controller parameters.
        Max Throttle Adjustment - The controller's max power is controlled by the AUX wire signal. The power is scaled from 10% at 1.1ms signal received on the AUX wire to 100% at 1.9ms. If the AUX wire becomes disconnected, the controller will use the max forward and reverse powers set in Castle Link.
        Max Reverse Adjustment - The controller's max reverse power is controlled by the AUX wire signal. The reverse power is scaled from 10% at 1.1ms signal received on the AUX wire to 100% at 1.9ms. If the AUX wire becomes disconnected, the controller will use the max reverse power set in Castle Link.
        Max Brake Adjustment - The controller's max brake is controlled by the AUX wire signal. The brake strength is scaled from 10% at 1.1ms signal received on the AUX wire to 100% at 1.9ms. If the AUX wire becomes disconnected, the controller will use the brake strength set in Castle Link.
        Drag Brake Adjustment - The controller's drag brake is controlled by the AUX wire signal. The drag brake is scaled from 0% at 1.1ms signal received on the AUX wire to 100% at 1.9ms. If the AUX wire becomes disconnected, the controller will use the drag brake value set in Castle Link.
        Reverse Enable/Disable - Reversing is disabled when the AUX wire receives a signal above 50% (>1.5ms). When the controller receives an AUX wire signal below 50% or the cable becomes disconnected, reverse capability is enabled.
        Torque Control Adjustment - The controller's torque limit is controlled by the AUX wire signal. The torque control is scaled from 0.1 at 1.1ms signal received on the AUX wire to 5.0 at 1.9ms. Torque control is disabled when the input exceeds 1.9ms. If the AUX wire becomes disconnected, the controller will use the torque limit set in Castle Link.
        Idle Datalog Erase (Auxiliary Wire) - The controller will clear its data log when the AUX wire signal quickly alternates between greater and less than 50% (1.5ms) for a few seconds. This will only occur while the controller is idling
        Crawler Mode - Allows you to change between Reverse Types and drag brake. Please refer to this page on our website for more details.

        4. Why does the fan on my Mamba X stop running when the ESC arms?
        The fan on the Mamba X is thermally controlled. When you first power up the ESC it will do a power on self-test to show you the fan is functional. When the ESC arms the fan will stop running and then only turn on when the ESC reaches 140° F/60° C.


        5. What do the flashing LEDs mean?
        The LEDs can have different meanings depending on what you are doing.

        If you are not calibrating and have no throttle input then:

        Flashing Green OR Red = Speed control has not been calibrated and is not armed; or throttle sub-trim is not at 0.
        Solid Green OR Red = should not happen when at neutral, indicates full throttle/reverse
        Yellow LED flashing - Indicates the ESC at neutral. Motor type set to Sensored only brushless mode with CHEAT mode disabled; ESC is armed and ready to drive.
        Yellow LED is solid – Indicates the ESC at neutral. Motor motor type set to Smart Sense Brushless or Sensored only brushless mode with CHEAT mode enabled; ESC is armed and ready to drive.
        Flashing green, red and yellow while beeping = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver, usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; possible problem with controller or with throttle channel on receiver
        If you are applying throttle or reverse when NOT calibrating:

        Flashing Green OR Red = indicates partial throttle (green) or reverse (red)
        Solid Green OR Red = indicates full throttle (green) or reverse (red)
        Flashing green, red and yellow while beeping = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver, usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; possible problem with controller or with throttle channel on receiver
        Solid or Flashing Yellow - ESC is seeing a neutral signal. If it does not change then you are either plugged into the wrong channel on the receiver or there is a problem with your radio.
        If you are applying throttle or reverse WHEN calibrating:

        Flashing Red and Yellow = should not happen when calibrating
        Flashing Green and Yellow = should not happen when calibrating. Battery voltage mat be below cut-off voltage.
        Flashing Green OR Red while beeping = indicates speed control is looking for full throttle (green) or full reverse (red). If it continues for more than ~ 8 seconds, indicates speed control is seeing partial throttle (green) or reverse (red), increase endpoints on transmitter so speed control sees full throttle/reverse.
        Solid Green OR Red = indicates full throttle (green) or reverse (red) has been read
        Solid or Flashing Yellow - ESC is seeing a neutral signal. If it does not change then you are either plugged into the wrong channel on the receiver or there is a problem with your radio.
        Flashing green, red and yellow while beeping = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver. Usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; also happens when speed control has accepted a calibration setting (throttle, reverse or neutral) and flashes/chimes 4 times before moving to next calibration point; or problem with throttle channel on receiver.

        6. I’d like to make sure I’m getting everything I can out of my Mamba X system. What are the best batteries to use?
        OUR MINIMUM BATTERY RATING FOR ALL 1/10th AND 1/8th APPLICATIONS IS 5000mah AND 30C CONTINUOUS DISCHARGE. Feel free to give us a call if you'd like to know if your particular pack is going to handle the discharge currents these systems are capable of producing. Please keep in mind there are numerous brands on the market and we simply cannot know them all...our tech guys are good, but aren't that good.

        7. I’ve calibrated, but the car goes backwards with forward throttle.

        Make sure the green LED is showing when you give forward throttle. If it is, then just swap any two of the ESC to motor wires to reverse the rotation direction of the motor (see note below for sensored operation). You may also reverse the direction of the motor using built-in manual programming, Castle Link USB adapter, or B-Link Bluetooth adapter. If the ESC shows the red LED with forward throttle, you will need to reverse your throttle channel on your transmitter (via a micro switch, or within the programming of the radio) and recalibrate.

        Sensored motors: If you are running a sensored motor then you MUST keep A, B and C orientated properly. To change the motor direction with a sensored motor you must change the Motor Direction setting via the built-in manual programming, Castle Link USB adapter, or B-Link Bluetooth adapter.

        8. My battery pack is plugged into the ESC, and nothing is working - no steering, and no throttle.

        Make sure the ESC is plugged into channel 2/throttle on the receiver, and that it's plugged in with the correct orientation. Double check your solder connections on the battery plug. Generally if you have no steering with everything plugged in correctly, then your receiver is either not getting power or not getting a signal from your transmitter.

        9. My ESC calibrates for the full throttle and full brake positions, but won't calibrate to the neutral throttle position (yellow LED keeps flashing and ESC is beeping).

        The ESC should flash the yellow LED when it is armed; this indicates the ESC is logging data. If it is flashing yellow AND beeping, try moving the throttle trim one way, then the other (usually towards the throttle side is best). If your transmitter has a 50/50 and 70/30 setting for the throttle, set it for 50/50 and retry calibration.

        10. My ESC may or may not arm, but it will not calibrate to my transmitter.

        Most calibration issues can be solved by settings on the transmitter. Make sure you have both your throttle and reverse endpoints (called EPA, ATV, or Travel on your radio) on the throttle channel out to 100 to 120%. If you have a Spektrum transmitter and have an “E” and “F” slider switch near your thumb, adjust the throttle dual rate slider out to the maximum value as well; some also have a "Throttle Limit" switch, amke sure it is set to 100. If you have a "Brake Rate" setting, make sure it is turned full Clockwise. If you have a Futaba, Tactic or FlySky transmitter, set the throttle channel to the reversed position.

        11. I’m setting up a new car. How do I know which speed controller/motor to buy?

        That’s what our expert technical support staff is for. Give them a call at 913-390-6939 or send them a message. They’ll be more than happy to assist you in deciding on a product.

        12. Is my Mamba X speed controller waterproof?

        Yes! Although Mamba X and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, they are not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. They are designed to handle normal wet conditions like driving through puddles, wet grass and snow; they are not designed to be submerged like a submarine. The ESC 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 fan must also be removed when exposed to wet conditions as it is not waterproof.

        The sensor and receiver harness connection to the ESC can be affected by water; particularly salty, dirty or brackish water. Applying dielectric grease to the connections will help prevent signal interruption when wet and protect against corrosion.

        13. What is the motor turn count limit on my Mamba X ESC?

        Any 540 or 550 brushed motor in forward only or forward with reverse. With brushless the limit is not a straight forward answer. It is dependent on motor kv, motor size, battery voltage, vehicle weight, gearing and driving style. If you're not sure if a motor is appropriate for the Mamba X please give our technical support department a call at 913-390-6939 or send them a message. They’ll be more than happy to assist you..

        14. My fan has stopped working on my Mamba X. What can I do?

        Replacement fans are available for sale through our retailers and our website. The part number is 011-0137-00.

        15. What brushless motors can I use my Mamba X with?

        You can use the Mamba X in a variety of situations and with a variety of motors. They will handle any of our CM36 2 pole motors (4600, 5700, 6900, 7700, 9000), 1406 4 pole motors (4600, 5700, 6900, 7700), 1410-3800, 1412-3200, 1415-2400, 1515-2200, 1512-1800,. Our ESCs will also drive ANY manufacturer’s sensorless motor provided the kv, size of the motor can, and application are all at or below the recommendations for the equivalent Castle motor. If you have questions about using another manufacturer’s motor with your Castle ESC please give our technical support department a call at 913-390-6939 or send them a message. They’ll be more than happy to assist you.

        16. I broke my Mamba X, and it was my fault. Am I stuck with a dead controller?

        No, all Castle speed controllers have a core value. You can visit our Repair Center for details on how to send in your ESC for non-warranty replacement. Or you can contact our repair department regarding details. 913-390-6939, or send them a message.

        17. When I plug in my Mamba X into my Castle Link it doesn’t connect. What’s up?

        First, make sure that on your Castle Link screen in the lower left hand corner you have a green USB connection status. If you do, the next step is to plug the ESC into the Castle Link. On the Castle Link circuit board just behind the three pins there are marks for positive (+), negative (-), and signal (?). The orange signal wire goes where the ? pin is, the red goes where the “+” is, and the brown wire goes where the “-“ is. If you have disabled the red (+) wire going to the receiver you will need to plug in a battery pack to power the ESC. Anything above 2s LiPo will do. Plug the ESC in first, then the battery pack. The ESC should then connect. It will not work in the other order (battery first, then ESC to computer) so be sure to connect in the proper order.

        18. When I plug in my Castle Link I do not get a green USB connection status, thus making it impossible for me to connect my Mamba X to my computer. How do I fix this?
        Please refer to the Castle Link FAQ section on loading the driver software onto your computer. This will solve your USB connection status issue, and get you connected to the computer.


        19. I’m getting an error whenever I try to update settings or update the firmware on my speed controller. What is wrong?
        There may be an issue with the processor on the speed controller. Try un-installing the Castle Link firmware on your computer or another computer, try downgrading to a different version of firmware, try unplugging the Castle Link chip from the end of the USB cable and plugging it back in, and see if any of these resolve the issue for you. If you are still having issues please contact Castle Creations tech support at 913-390-6939 or send them a message.


        20. What Auto-LiPo Volts/cell cutoff should I be using with my Mamba X?
        You should use whatever your battery manufacturer’s recommendations are. Your speed controller came with a factory cutoff of 3.2v/cell. If you need to adjust this you can use a Castle Link or Field Link to program the speed controller for anything from 3.0v to 3.5v per cell.


        21. Considering buying a system? Have one and are considering dropping it in a vehicle, but don’t know whether it will work with your vehicle?

        Please contact Castle Creations tech support at 913-390-6939 or send them a message and they will be happy to assist you in finding the appropriate product for your vehicle.


        22. Can I change the BEC output voltage on my Mamba X?
        The BEC can be set to 5.5, 6.0, 7.5 or 8.0 volts via the Castle Link USB programmer or B-Link Bluetooth adapter; the default is 5.5 volts.

        23. My speed controller beeps approximately every ~10 seconds. What is that?
        That is a feature we added called the “Power On Warning Beep”. It lets you know that your battery pack is still plugged in whenever the speed controller is seeing zero throttle or no throttle from the transmitter at all. This is a safety feature implemented due to the advent of LiPo technology. You can disable it if you would like using the Castle Link USB programmer or B-Link Bluetooth adapter, but it is recommended that it be kept enabled.


        24. Is there a special color sequence I should plug the motor wires into the Mamba X?
        There is no polarity with a sensorless brushless motor. This means the color coding does not matter at all. Simply plug the wires into the speed controller. If it runs the motor the wrong direction simply swap any two wires between the motor and ESC or plug the ESC into your Castle Link and reverse the rotation of the motor using the software. If you are running a sensored motor then you MUST keep A, B and C orientated properly. To change the motor direction with a sensored motor you must change the Motor Direction setting on the Castle Link.


        25. Will cutting the switch off my Mamba X ESC void my warranty?
        No, it will not void the warranty as long as you only cut off the switch, solder the wires together, and cover them with shrink tubing on the outside the controller. Opening the controller and bridging the connection on the circuit board WILL void your warranty. ANY soldering on the speed controller will immediately void the warranty, no exceptions.


        26. What is the maximum voltage for the Mamba X ESC?
        The maximum input voltage is 25.2v (6s LiPo). NiMH use is not recommended except in very specific applications (such as when a Castle product is powering another manufacturer’s vehicle as these applications have been thoroughly tested). Nearly every other application will draw too much current and can cause speed controller failure using NiMH cells


        27. Can I use a Mamba X for drag racing?
        A Mamba X ESC is fine for no prep drag racing for any motor 5T and higher (5.5T, 6.5T, etc). It is HIGHLY recommended to use a Monster X for anything lower than a 5T (4.5T, 3.5T, etc).

        28. Will cutting the switch off my Mamba X ESC void my warranty?
        No, it will not void the warranty as long as you only cut off the switch, solder the wires together, and cover them with shrink tubing on the outside the controller. Opening the controller and bridging the connection on the circuit board WILL void your warranty. ANY soldering on the speed controller will immediately void the warranty, no exceptions. A replacement switch can be purchased by replacing the receiver harness; you can purchase a new receiver harness here (p/n 011-0106-00)

        29. Why does my ESC not beep and show a solid red when trying to calibrate with a Spektrum SR6100AT receiver?
        We have found that Spektrum has added a safety feature that interferes with our normal calibration and manual programming process. Our ESCs require you to power up the ESC at full throttle; the Spektrum SR6100AT receiver will not boot up properly until the throttle trigger is at neutral.
        The solution we have found is to power up the ESC at neutral, wait for the receiver LED to turn solid amber, then apply full throttle; this allows the receiver to boot up properly.
        WARNING: REMOVE Pinion gear or disengage motor from spur gear! You must apply full throttle BEFORE the ESC arms (double chime after LiPo cell count), but AFTER the receiver boots up and goes solid yellow. If the ESC arms and then you apply throttle the motor will run! We have found that waiting until the Auto LiPo feature counts the 3rd cell the receiver is operational and full throttle can be applied


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        Luke Aldrich From Michigan
        Mamba x combo
        June 30, 2018
        Combo works great in my 4x4 stampede to rustler conversion
        2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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        Cole Olsen From United States Utah
        Best combo I have used to date!
        January 29, 2017
        I got this combo yesterday, and it has to be the smoothest and most precise esc/motor combo I have ever used. Im very pleased with this product. Its appearance is stellar, and its overall performance is perfect. The only thing left for me is to run it through its paces and see if it can hold true to the name and reputation that Castle has built with its other great products.
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