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SIDEWINDER 4 SENSORLESS ESC ONLY
Product #: 010-0164-00
List Price: USD $103.95 /EA
- Waterproof : Yes
- Telemetry Capable : Yes
- Data Logging : No
- Auxiliary Wire : No
- Minimum Input Voltage : 2S
- Maximum Input Voltage : 3S
- Sensored Capable : No
- Recon G6 Certified ESC : No
- ROAR Certified ESC : No
- CRYO-DRIVE : Yes
- Availability: This item is in stock.
Send it with Sidewinder!
While the all new SIDEWINDER 4™ builds upon Castle’s most popular platform, the SIDEWINDER 1:10 SCALE SERIES, it is the first of its kind to run Castle’s newest technology, CRYO-DRIVE™. CRYO-DRIVE™ combines technology from cutting-edge hardware and software advancements to increase thermal performance. COOLER TEMPS mean LONGER RUNS and MORE POWER in your SIDEWINDER 4 setup.
- 2s - 3s LiPo; 6 - 8 cell NiMH use in vehicles up 6.5lbs with battery, ready-to-run.
- Sensorless brushless and/or brushed motor operation.
- Waterproof design ESC and splash resistant 30MM fan*
- 5.0 volts fixed, 2 amps Peak BEC
- Audible alerts for error conditions
- Enhanced drag brake functionality
- Smoother sensorless startups
- Convenient transmitter programming for six common adjustable settings
- Additional settings and software updates available via Windows®-based Castle Link software and USB adapter (sold separately) or via the Castle Link App and a B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately).
- Telemetry Link compatible for Futaba® S.BUS2 (sold separately)
The SIDEWINDER 4 is a versatile ESC and is accepted in a wide variety of applications. Whether throwing dirt, ripping through a corner or steadily dominating the trails, we’ve got you covered!
The Sidewinder 4 is available as:
- ESC only for rock crawling applications with brushed** motor down to 19 turn.
- ESC only for use with your existing Castle 1406, 1410 or 1415 4-Pole brushless motor
- ESC and motor combo packages, bundled with our 1406, 1410, 1412 and 1415 4-Pole brushless motors
*Not intended for operation while submerged in liquid. If unit is operated in wet conditions, rinse with fresh water to remove dirt or corrosives, then fully dry unit.
**Brushed motors are recommended for rock crawlers (vehicles traveling 3-5mph.) Brushless motors are fine for use with rock racing. If your vehicle is going to be in a bound up situation, very slowly traversing rocks and obstacles, you are running a rock crawler. If you are constantly traveling at 5mph or higher, you have a rock racer.
|Driver's Ed Guide ||Quick Start Guide ||1/10th scale gearing chart |
|Castle ESC Calibration|
|Input Voltage Range:||2s - 3s LiPo; 6 - 8 cell NiMH |
|BEC Specifications:||5.0 volts fixed, 2 amps. |
|Operating Environment:||Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment|
|Reversible:||Yes, but may be disabled for racing.|
|On/Off Switch:||Yes |
|Cooling Fan:||30mm fan included |
|ESC Size:||L: 2.08" (52.92mm) |
W: 1.50" (38.05mm)
H: 1.28" (32.56mm)
|ESC Weight (w/wires):||2.26 oz. (64 g)|
|Connectors:||4mm female bullets for motor connection. |
|Items Needed for Operation:||Brushless or Brushed motor, Battery Connector required; Castle 4mm polarized connectors, Dean's Ultra Plug, or Traxxas Power Connector recommended. |
|Product Use Statements:||*Although Sidewinder 4 is waterproof, it is 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 with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the 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. |
|Application Guidelines:||The Sidewinder 4 is a versatile ESC that can be used in a wide variety of applications. it can be paired with any of our 14xx series 4-pole brushless motors; it can also be used in a rock crawling application with a brushed motor down to a 19 turn. |
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:||No more than 6.5lbs with battery, ready-to-run. |
|Programmability:||Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter(sold separately) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software, or the Castle Link App and a B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately). |
|Telemetry Link Capable:||Yes|
|Tech Notes:||Not all LiPos are created equal, and surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack’s suitability for a brushless application. Use the CONTINUOUS C rating only. Brushless setups frequently hit 100+ amps in peaks. We strongly suggest using 5,000 mAh or larger LiPo cells with a discharge rating of at least 30C (or high quality 25C batteries such as Traxxas® Power Cells®). Our experience suggests using only mild gear ratios with NiMH cells. Do not attempt to use NiMH cells in extreme setups.|
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, Kansas USA.
Controller assembled in Olathe, Kansas USA.
|Product Features |
|Castle’s newest software technology, CRYO-DRIVE™ minimizes the amount of time the ESC's electrical components spend generating heat by optimally controlling which components are being used while driving the motor. This is happening thousands of times per second, which greatly reduces the rate at which the ESC heats up. This results in significantly improved thermal performance during partial throttle operation where the majority of driving occurs. Your setup will be able to handle higher gear ratios, in heavier vehicles, with longer runs. |
The SIDEWINDER 4 is proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas USA 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.
For over 20 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 purchase a Castle Link USB Programmer and download the simple to install software from our website and you are ready to personalize your controller's settings.
|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! |
SIDEWINDER 4 features Audible Alerts that will notify you via audible chimes of possible issues with calibrations and error conditions to help diagnose problems.
|SIDEWINDER 4 is telemetry ready, which means owners of Futaba T4PX, 7PX and T7PXR 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. |
|ESC is housed in a durable injection molded case and potted in waterproof epoxy to protect the electronics and promote efficient heat transfer. |
|Optional Accessories |
|011-0135-00 ||B-Link Bluetooth Adapter supports iOS and Android App |
|011-0119-00||Castle Link USB Programmer|
|010-0079-00 ||Castle Link Quick Connect (or Quick Connect Duo) |
|CC BULLET 4MM||4mm Male/Female Connector Set (3 ea)|
|010-0152-00||Telemetry Link S.BUS|
|Service Parts |
|011-0140-00 || Replacement fan |