Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler General Tech > Newbie General
Loading

Notices


Thread: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Default RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

OK so I seen a video on YouTube where a guy took the power wires from the winch rx and tapped them into the power wires coming off the esc, I did this but the winch doesn't seem to have much juice and its slow and twitchy... how can I fix this? My YouTube channel is MrLoudHoward1990 and I just put a video up showing what my winch is doing, I would post the link but am still figuring out my new tablet.
Dr.Newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-08-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 887
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Can't see that working well at all. Many ESC's can't handle the amperage of a winch. The other issue is most ESC's only put out 5-6v and I believe the RC4WD winch requires 2S power.

An external BEC would be my choice.
Solitaire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #3
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Salmon Arm BC
Posts: 1,802
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

^^^ yeah i told him he should add a BEC.. i took his rig home the other day and looked at it and the only thing i can think of is that the winch is not getting enough power that it needs so adding a BEC would supply it with more power.
AX10wannabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Alright well maybe I will try the because next, thanks y'all
Dr.Newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #5
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Bec
Dr.Newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #6
Quarry Creeper
 
Epcampau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Okinawa
Posts: 245
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

You need to run a bec hands down
Epcampau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 336
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Everyone is saying BEC, but is there any reason why he cant just just run a y from the battery to power the esc and winch both directly from the batt?
Kylar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #8
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Because I run stick packs and need the bec to send more power to the winch
Dr.Newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #9
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Without a bec the winch only gets a fraction of the juice it needs
Dr.Newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #10
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 887
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Well, you're not going to get more voltage from an external BEC than the battery pack can deliver. So, Kylar's plan would also work for you. It's the internal BEC of the ESC that can't handle the winch properly.

So, $20 for a CCBEC or $XX for a second battery (preferably a 2S LiPo).
Solitaire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 336
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solitaire View Post
Well, you're not going to get more voltage from an external BEC than the battery pack can deliver. So, Kylar's plan would also work for you. It's the internal BEC of the ESC that can't handle the winch properly.

So, $20 for a CCBEC or $XX for a second battery (preferably a 2S LiPo).
Thanks, I thought so, but i wasnt sure. I am kinda a newb to winches.

Unless you use your winch ALOT, i dont really see why he would need a 2nd battery just for it, unless he was running 3s lipos(not sure if winches like the higher voltage).
Kylar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #12
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chester
Posts: 308
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

I currently run 3S for my truck but have a 2S 450mah 30C for the winch piggybacked to the 3S and the winch runs flawless.
Phins Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #13
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Fremont
Posts: 79
Default Re: RC4WD wireless winch, Help!

I got a RC4WD winch and I 'm wondering how people make it waterproof?
5VoltDetonator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


RC4WD wireless winch, Help! - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RC4wd wireless winch CRAWLERJOE Electronics 9 02-04-2014 06:42 PM
RC4wd wireless winch meanbgreen General Crawlers 36 04-11-2012 05:27 PM
rc4wd wirelEss winch mtmayhem Scale Accessories 12 08-20-2011 07:30 PM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com