Geko24 v4 ESC for Brushed Motors. Simple and super-compact, this ESC is suitable for use with N10/N20/N30 size brushed motors. It can handle input voltages of 3.5v – 15v (3-12 cell nimh or 1S-4S lipo batteries). Yes you read that correctly. Up to four cell lipos to satisfy even the most power-hungry micro maniac!
Despite the high voltage rating, this ESC is intended primarily for AutoRC GeKo24 drivers who wish to run a single cell (1S) Lipo battery. In this configuration, the battery plugs directly into your receiver (Aux or the +/- pins of any spare channel). The ESC then plugs into ch2, taking its power and signal from your receiver, and the motor plugs into the ESC, saving valuable wiring space.
To further reduce valuable space, the Geko24 ESC dispenses with the usual chunky female RCY motor plug. Instead it comes with a svelte 2-pin JST header on the board for the motor output. These pins will accept a male JST RCY plug, as provided with the Geko24 N20 motors.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE: When using Geko24 v4 ESC for Brushed Motors with 2S to 4S (7.4v – 14.8v)
This ESC does not include an onboard BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit). This means you will need a separate BEC/voltage step-down buck to power your receiver and servo.
Many modern receivers and servos can handle 7.4v, which means you can run a 2S lipo direct from the battery without extra circuitry. We strongly recommend you check your receiver and servo specs before attempting to run directly from a 2S Lipo. We also recommend you take care to ensure you connect your battery to the correct pins with the correct polarity. There are still many receivers out there that will burn out above 6v. If you want to run 3S (11.1v) or 4S (14.8v) you are most definitely going to need a separate BEC or step-down buck.
It should also be noted that the brushed motors we sell have a nominal 6v rating, so powering them with more than a 2s (7.4v) battery will significantly reduce their lifespan.
All this means a non-standard wiring setup, as at the very least you will need to split power from the battery to your receiver and ESC. It will require some custom wiring, and we have included a basic circuit diagram to get you started. However, if you’re not confident with soldering and electronics this may not be the best ESC for you. We don’t currently sell a suitable BEC or step-down buck, although the latter can be found from online electronics retailers for £3 – £5 per unit – just search for a 15v-5v buck.
Specifications: Geko24 v4 ESC for Brushed Motors
- Input voltage 3.5v – 15v
- Max Current: 5A
- Board Size: 25mm x 12mm