A question about the sabertooth esc

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waderw
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A question about the sabertooth esc

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Hi, I have a sabertooth 2x5a Image


As shown in this image, the Motors plug into M1A M1B and M2A M2B

What I am not sure about is whether positive or ground wire from the motor goes into M1A or M1B or if it matters which way around they are.

Many thanks,

Waderw

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Re: A question about the sabertooth esc

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Either way works; if one motor goes the opposite direction to how you want it to go, swap the wires!
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Re: A question about the sabertooth esc

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joey_picus wrote:Either way works; if one motor goes the opposite direction to how you want it to go, swap the wires!


Great, thanks for your help, I am a bit cautious as I already fried my orange RX reciever by not plugging the cables in correctly ( it wasn't labelled :evil: )

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waderw wrote: Great, thanks for your help, I am a bit cautious as I already fried my orange RX reciever by not plugging the cables in correctly ( it wasn't labelled :evil: )
Good strategy for avoiding that is to keep note of which pins are connected together on the PCB. The pins for the red and black wires for power will be connected in rows whereas the white for signal will be separated.
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