Traxxas Goes Brushless!


Traxxas has gone brushless, with an all-new, all-Traxxas power system! The Velineon-3s speed control auto-detects motor type (sensored/sensorless/brushed) and has low-voltage protection for use with LiPo packs. And it can handle 12.6 volts, so 3S LiPo and 10-cell sub-C packs are no problem! Go to for all the info–and read our EXCLUSIVE review in the August issue of RC Car Action!

From Traxxas:

Velineon Brushless Power System for 1/10-scale

VXL-3S ESC and Velineon 3500 motor—$300.00

The next generation of extreme brushless horsepower is here, and it’s Ready-To-Race® from Traxxas! Velineon is the ultimate brushless system delivering the tire-melting horse-power, supercharged speeds, and ease of use that you expect from Traxxas. Just plug it in and it works.

The key to the Velineon’s extreme power output is total system optimization. Each component, from the all-new Traxxas high-current battery connector, to the powerful Velineon 3500 brushless motor, is carefully engineered to work with other system components to eliminate restriction and allow maximum power flow. High-frequency transistors and advanced circuit design delivers incredibly smooth and refined throttle control.

The Velineon system accepts the widest range of battery types, including 3-cell Lithium Polymer packs (3S LiPo packs). Built-in low-voltage detection in the VXL-3s electronic speed control helps maintain LiPo battery packs in top condition.

The Velineon VXL-3s simplifies brushless technology with easy operation that gives you all the control you need for maximum fun. Quickly choose from 3 drive profiles in exactly the same manner as other Traxxas electronic speed controls (such as the XL-5). Profiles include: sport, race, and Training Mode (patent pending).

Velineon VXL-3s ESC

• Compatible with brushed, brushless, and sensored brushless motors

• Auto-detects the motor type

• Accepts NiCad, NiMH (4-10 cells), and LiPo (2-3 cells) battery packs

• Built-in two-stage low-voltage detection for LiPo battery packs

• Three drive profiles: Sport Mode, Race Mode, and Training Mode™

• Gold-plated motor connectors

• Incredibly smooth sensorless operation

• Two-Stage Thermal Shutdown Protection

• Built-in auxiliary fan output for optional cooling fan

Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor

• Consistent, high-power output, run after run

• Low-maintenance

• Unique Traxxas design

• Ultra High-temp Neodymium magnets

• Efficient, high-speed ball bearings

• Precision-balanced rotor

• Accessible solder tabs

• Protective end cap

• 10-Turn, 3500kV

• Optimized for extreme power and efficiency in 1/10 vehicles

Traxxas High-Current Connector

> Shrouded wire connections (no shrink tube required)

> Wide surface area, gold-plated terminals

> Reverse polarity protection makes it impossible to connect backwards

> Textured surface for easy gripping

> Compatible with high-current 12-gauge wire

> Secure, positive locking terminals provide consistent contact

> Maintains smooth precision feel and low resistance even after thousands of uses

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Updated: January 6, 2011 — 8:06 PM
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