Tarakan Beetleweight Dual Brushed ESC
Mark, the creator of the Malenki-Nano and Red ESCs brings his awesome electronics to beetleweights. We’re delighted to stock his dual brushed beetle ESC – the Tarakan Dual ESC – custom designed focussed on beetle sized motors with some spicy specs:
- 3-6S lipo support for all kinds of motor types and applications
- Dual brushed 12 amps continuous current (and 33A total peak!)
- Customisable current limiting to help protect your parts – well suited for high stall current motors (eg – nerf motors)
- Customisable automatic shutdown on low battery to prevent damage to lipos
- Built in mixing and center braking for a great driving experience
- Built in BEC for powering your receiver – do not use two BECS at a time – more info below.
- September 2023: Now thinner, smaller & lighter ESC. Package includes power wires, servo wires & clear heatshrink (see second image)
1 in stock
Lights & Beeps
There are two LEDs lights: D1 is Tarakan power on, D2 shows active drive/braking on motor 1.
There are two motor made beeps on startup – one per drive side. If you don’t hear both, a motor may not be connected properly.
Basic Tarakan Wiring Diagram
Typically the servo connectors plug in to channel 1 & 2 on your receiver – On an FS2A 4channel receiver with a mode 2 Flysky i6 transmitter – channel 1 on Tarakan would plug in to receiver channel 1 (AIL – right stick left/right) and Tarakan channel 2 would plug in to receiver channel 2 (ELE – right stick up/down)
Diagram from Mark’s Full Documentation.
Do not use more than one BEC at a time – see both diagrams below:
This dual ESC comes with a built in 5V 0.2A BEC perfect for powering your receiver. If you’re powering a servo or other higher current components, use an external BEC – unplug the ESC’s red servo wire, we recommend cutting this wire (or taping over the metal connector) to prevent risk of shorting.
Typical Beetle Wiring Diagram
We recommend using an external BEC for beetleweight sized servos. (Never use two BECs at once)
If needed, you can disconnect the Tarakan BEC by unplugging both red servo channel cables (see second diagram) You’d still want to connect the Tarakan power input cables to a Removable link, Fuse and LED for a UK legal beetleweight.
Using ESC’s internal BEC – for powering just a receiver.:Components in this example: 3S or 4S Lipo, Beetle Safety Kit, Breakout cable, Tarakan as Dual ESC & BEC, BBB 22mm Motors and Flysky Reciever.
Image made by Team DSC.
Using external BEC – ESC’s BEC (red servo wires) are disconnected / cut: