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    Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-7 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. An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patented Training Mode™. 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.

    Traxxas High-Current Connector

    Traxxas High-Current Connector*
    The XL-5 ESC is equipped with the patented Traxxas high-current connectors for restriction-free current flow.



    Patented Training Mode™
    An exclusive feature that places the XL-5 ahead of the pack is the patented Training Mode. This feature reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for new drivers to control their model.  When they're ready, simply change profiles to unleash full-throttle action.  Only Traxxas has it!

    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
    • Smooth, high-frequency operation
    • Easy installation in Traxxas models
    • Backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics warranty


    Input voltage: ­ 4-7 Cells (4.8 to 8.4 Volts DC)
    Case Size: ­ 1.23"W x 2.18"D x 0.61" H
    Weight: ­ 2.44 Ounce
    Motor Limit: ­ 15-turns** (540 Size)
    12-turns** (550 Size)
    On Resistance Forward: ­ 0.007 Ohms
    On Resistance Reverse: ­ 0.014 Ohms
    BEC Voltage: ­ 6.0 VDC
    BEC Current: ­ 1A
    Power Wire: ­ 14 Gauge / 5"
    Input Harness Wire: ­ 26 Gauge / 9"
    PWM Frequency: ­ 1600 Hz
    Low Voltage Detection (LVD): ­ 2-Stage indicators, switchable (on or off)
    Thermal Protection: ­ Thermal shutdown
    Profile selection: ­ Sport Mode:
        100% FWD, 100% brakes, 100% REV
    Race Mode:
        100% FWD, 100% brakes, no REV
    Training Mode:*
        50% FWD, 100% brakes, 50% REV
    Single-button setup: ­ Yes, Traxxas EZ-Set®


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