Novak Electronics 1734 HAVOC 3S BRUSHLESS/ BRUSH ESC For RC Model Car
Novak's powerful Havoc 3S Brushless/Brush ESC with Traxxas® plugs (#1734) is based on the Havoc Sport ESC, which is available with the Havoc Sport Sensored Brushless System (#3038) and Havoc Spec Brushless Systems (#3033 - #3036). The Havoc 3S has the ability to run on either two or three-cell Li-Po batteries, which the speed control automatically detects through Novak’s auto-detect software. This feature allows users to run a wider range of batteries and – for the speed-hungry racers – bestows the Havoc 3S with even more speed than the original 2S Li-Po Havoc Sport ESC. The Havoc 3S’s small footprint and low cost make it a perfect complement for1/10-scale off-road and on-road vehicles, such as theTraxxas’® Slash Pro 2WD Short Course Truck™, HPI’s® E-Firestorm 2WD 1/10th Stadium Truck™, Kyosho’s® LAZER ZX-5 SP™. Additionally, the Havoc 3S contains one of the strongest BECs for sport applications and includes nine adjustable parameters to fine-tune brake and throttle response.
This product is equipped with Traxxas® compatible battery connector, able to handle a high-current, and ready for easy installation. In other words, no soldering! The Havoc 3S also includes gold-plated bullet motor plugs, which eliminate tricky wiring and allow the system to remove easily from the vehicle without soldering.
CUTTING EDGE CUSTOMIZATION
For those interested in fine tuning, the Havoc 3S Brushless/Brush ESC offers a simple interface, making the system completely programmable with vast customization opportunities. One parameter, in particular, is Novak’s Throttle Curve that gives drivers the ability to experiment with two throttle responses – Linear and Expo – which range between a direct-throttle response to a smoother, more controlled low-end power delivery. In addition, the Havoc’s Brake Frequency adjustment contains seven degrees of adjustability from a smooth and controllable brake to a more abrupt and grabbier feel. Moreover, Novak has also built into the ESC a Li-Po Cut-Off Circuitry feature, which prevents the batteries from going below the critical safety voltage level. For further racing opportunities, Novak installed a Reverse Disable feature to turn the Havoc 3S into a forward-only brushless system for club-level racing.
Couple up the Havoc 3S ESC with a SS17.5 Pro motor to make one of the most inexpensive spec racing systems on the market.
The Havoc 3S ESC is compatible with all brushless motors that have built-in thermal protection, such as Novak’s Ballistic Spec Brushless Motor Series (#3610-#3621) and SS Pro Brushless Motor Series (#3408-#3421). Combined, these spec motors and Havoc 3S are perfect for speed demons and, when used with 2S Li-Po, are ideal for ROAR-approved spec class racing.
The Havoc 3S ESC contains Thermal Overload Protection circuitry to protect the system from overheating and damage. In fact, the ESC will only operate with brushless motors that have built-in thermal protection that follow ROAR guidelines. This sophisticated feature ensures a fun day at the track without the worry of overheating. For the complete list of compatible motors.
The Havoc 3S ESC is compatible with all Novak 540-sized brushless motors, 8.5T and above, such as the Ballistic and SS Pro Brushless motors.
HAVOC 3S BRUSHLESS/BRUSH ESC FEATURES
Fully programmable, user-friendly interface with nine adjustable parameters: Minimum Brake (10 settings from 0-27%), Drag Brake (10 settings from 0-27%), Dead Band (5 settings from 2-6%), Minimum Drive (5 settings from 1-5%), Throttle Curve (Linear and Expo), Brake Frequency* (7 settings from 1-8 kHz), Reverse*, Motor Rotation* and Li-Po Cut-Off
Novak’s One-Touch Set-Up™ for quick, easy transmitter setup
Novak’s Smart Braking II™ enables users to "shift" from forward to reverse
Water-resistant case with gasket seal
Sensor-based for excellent braking and low-speed driveability
Auto Detect Brushed Motor Mode
Locked Rotor Detection and Thermal Overload Protection
Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
Traxxas Battery Connector & Gold Plated Bullet Motor Plugs (Both Sets)
Designed and assembled by Novak in Irvine, California, using globally-sourced components
HAVOC 3S BRUSHLESS/BRUSH ESC SPECS
Input Voltage: 2-3S Li-Po cells or 4-9 NiMH cells (1.2V/cell)
ESC Footprint: 1.18” x 1.54” x 1.10" (30.0 x 39.1 x 28 mm)
ESC Weight (without wires): 1.50 oz. (42.6 g)
Motor Limit (brushless): 8.5-turn Novak 540-size sensored motor
Motor Limit (brushed): 27-turn for 540-size motor / 12-turn for 550-size motor
On-Resistance (brushless): 0.0006 ohms
BEC: 6.0 volts DC / 3.0 amps
Rated Current: 120 Amps @ 25°C trans. temp.
Braking Current: 120 Amps @ 25°C trans. temp.
Status LEDs: 4
Voltage Cut-Off: 6.25V (2S) or 9.75V (3S)**(when Li-Poly Cut-Off Circuitry is enabled)
Power Wires: 14G Super-Flex Copper-Strand Silicone Wire
Motor & Battery Plugs: Traxxas Battery Connector & Gold Plated Bullet Motor Plugs (Both Sets)