Get The EDGE On The Competition With Novak’s Newest Brushless ESC

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments by

Team Novak is proud to announce a brand-new speed control, the EDGE 2S Brushless ESC (#1850-#1851). Truly a combination of affordability and performance, this ESC is perfect for all types of racing, including 2WD Short Course, Off-Road, On-Road and Sportsman classes. Featuring simple and easy-to-use on-board programming, diagnostic tools, and temperature protection, this ESC has it all. At a price under $100, it is hard to find an ESC with comparable features. So, get the edge on the competition!

IDEAL FOR VEHICLES WITH LIMITED SPACE

With its compact and lightweight design, the Edge is ideal for all 1/10th and 1/12th scale applications, but it is especially suited for vehicles with little room for electronics. With a footprint 35% smaller than the GTB 2, the EDGE is sure to fit in any vehicle.

However, don’t let its small size fool you. This is a feature-packed ESC. In addition to utilizing the same software as Novak’s popular Sportsman class GTB 2 ESC, the Edge also boasts a low profile heat sink and an easy, “Plug-and-Play” set-up. Model #1850 is factory-wired with a genuine Traxxas® battery connector and gold-plated bullet-style motor connectors. Model #1851 is factory-wired with a Tamiya®-style battery connector and gold-plated bullet-style motor connectors. No soldering. Just plug it in and start racing!

EASY TO USE FEATURES

Novak’s new Edge ESC contains the latest R/C technology on the market, yet remains remarkably easy to use. Novak’s One-Touch Set-Up™ circuitry allows quick and easy set-up to the transmitter. Utilizing the One-Touch button and five LEDs, the Edge boasts 12 adjustable parameters for complete customization; allowing the ESC to grow with you while your skills improve and your racing demands increase.

As racing can often push the limits of the electronics, the Edge is equipped with sophisticated Thermal Overload Protection to protect the ESC from overheating. Additionally, like the rest of Novak’s top-of-the-line ESCs, the Edge features built-in temperature monitoring circuitry to determine the ESCs operating temperature with a quick tap of the One-Touch button. Complete with built-in Voltage Cut-Off circuitry for both LiPo and LiFe batteries, the Edge has it all.

The Edge ESC also features zero motor timing advance and meets ROAR Sportsman Class guidelines for fair and consistent performance on the track.

The EDGE 2S Brushless ESC will be available in August 2011.

EDGE 2S BRUSHLESS ESC SPECIFICATIONS

Motor Type …………………………. Sensored Brushless
Fwd/Brk/Rev……………………….. F / B / R
Input Cells ………………………….. 2S Li-Po/Li-Fe or 4-7 NiMH
Size …………………………………… 1.15” x 0.95” x 0.66” (29.0 x 24.3 x 16.8 mm)
Weight (w/o wires) ……………….. 0.69 oz. (19.5 g)
On-Resistance …………………… 0.00057 ohms @ 25°C trans. temp.
Motor Limit …………………………. 540-size: 10.5T and higher
BEC …………………………………… 6.0 volts DC / 2.0 amps
Wire Size ……………………………. 14G Super-Flex Copper-Strand Silicone Wire
Status LEDs ………………………. 5

EDGE 2S BRUSHLESS ESC FEATURES

  • Affordable performance, compact and lightweight design
  • Multiple adjustable parameters via on-board programming: Minimum Brake (0-30%), Drag Brake (0-30%), Minimum Drive (0-15%), Dead Band (2-8%), Throttle Curve (Linear/Expo), Brake Curve (Linear/Expo), Brake Frequency (1.67-13.7 KHz), Brake End Point (10-100%), Drive Frequency (16-7 KHz), Motor Rotation, Reverse, and Voltage Cut-Off
  • User-friendly One-Touch programming interface with five colored status LEDs to help personalize the speed control’s feel and response
  • Ideal for all 1/10th and 1/12th applications including 2WD Short Course, Off-Road and On-Road
  • Zero motor timing advance—meets ROAR Sportsman Class guidelines
  • Compatible with all ROAR-legal sensored 540 motors 10.5T and higher
  • Factory wired with battery (Traxxas®/#1850, Tamiya®-style/#1851) and gold-plated Bullet motor plugs for “Plug-and-Play” operation
  • Built-in diagnostic temperature monitoring that lets you quickly check the ESC’s operating temperature at any time
  • On-board Hall Sensor Test to easily and quickly verify that the motor’s sensors are working properly
  • NovaBrakes™ provide smooth, controlled and powerful brakes under any condition
  • Sensor-based for excellent torque and low-speed driveability
  • Water-resistant case with a silicone gasket case to help keep the elements out
  • Thermal Overload Protection circuitry to protect the ESC from overheating
  • Built-in Voltage Cut-Off circuitry prevents damage to LiPo/LiFe batteries
  • Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
  • Designed, assembled and tested by Novak in Irvine, Calif., using globally sourced components

#1850 EDGE 2S Brushless ESC – Traxxas®/Bullet
#1851 EDGE 2S Brushless ESC – Tamiya®/Bullet

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