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Traxxas Sealed XL-5 Forward/Reverse/Brake TRA3018R


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Traxxas XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-8 cell compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control.

Traxxas XL-5 Waterproof Forward/Reverse Electronic Speed Control.

An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patent pending Training Modeï¾™. This profile reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power operation. XL-5 is equipped with two-stage low voltage detection (LVD) to allow LiPo battery use. The XL-5 is manufactured by Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support. The XL-5 is backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty.

XL-5 LVD Waterproof ESC Features

Built-in two-stage low voltage detection (LVD) for Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery use
Innovative watersealed design
15-turn motor limit for 540 size motors
12-turn motor limit for 550 size motors
Fully-proportional forward, reverse, and braking control
Programmable with three drive profiles:
Sport Mode - Fwd / Brake / Rev
Race Mode - Fwd / Brake
Training Mode - 50% Fwd / Brake / 50% Rev
EZ-Set® push-button setup
Multi-color LED
Thermal shutdown protection
Efficient, low-loss MOSFET design
High-capacity heat sink
Smooth, high-frequency operation
Easy installation in Traxxas models
Backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics warranty

Connecting to motor and battery of vehicle

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Tech Specs

On Resistance Forward: 0.007 Ohms
On Resistance Reverse:
0.014 Ohms
Peak Current-Fwd/Rev:
Braking Current:
Continous Current:
BEC Voltage:
6.0V DC
BEC Current:
Power Wire:
14AWG/ 5
Input Harness Type:
26AWG/ 9
Transistor Type:
PWM Frequency:
Thermal Protection:
Thermal Shutdown
Single Button Setup:
Motor Limit:
15T (540 Size), 12T (550 Size)
Input Voltage:
4-8 Cells (4.8 to 9.6V DC)
3.07oz (87g)
Profile Selection:
Sport Mode 100% FWD, 100% Brakes, 100%REV
Profile Selection:
Race Mode 100% FWD, 100% Brakes, No REV
Profile Selection:
Training Mode 50% FWD, 100% Brakes, 50% REV

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Reviews (1)

"Brian Duffney"

"Traxxas XL-5 esc"

"Awesome, good throttle response, big leap from my Tekin Rebel"

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