This is the Castle Creations Hydra ICE2 HV 200 HV Brushless ESC. There's simply nothing else like the Hydra Ice2 HV 200 controller. These controllers are designed to take fast electric RC to new levels. Aside from mind bending amperage capabilities, these controllers offer all of the standard Hydra series programming features PLUS a first for the RC boating market: data logging!
The controller measures and records parameters such as battery volts, amp draw, motor rpm, controller temperature and battery ripple voltage. This is a great way to make sure that the entire setup is performing within its limits. Data may be read from the controller after a run using the Castle Link USB adapter and a Windows PC running the free Castle Link software.
User Programmable Features:
- Extremely Low Resistance
- Up to 200 Amps continuous current
- Water cooled heat sinks (see section 2.1 below)
- Massive 8 gauge wire
- Hydra Ice2 HV200 does not have a BEC so a separate battery pack is required for receiver/servo power
- Reverse Type
- Reverse Throttle Amount
- Cutoff Voltage
- Auto-LiPo Volts/cell
- Motor Direction
- Motor Timing
- Throttle Dead Band
Max volts: 12s (50.4 volts fully charged LiPos). Your motor may have a separate rating. Always use the lower of the motor or the controller's voltage ratings.
Reversible: Yes - with lockout
Low voltage cutoff: Programmable - Auto LiPo Detect set as default
Size (LxWxH): 4.00x2.1x1.125" (101.6x53.3x28.5mm) including tubes and mounting flange
Weight: 4.9 oz. (140g) without wires, 7.8 oz. (222g) w/wires
Controller type: Sensorless only
Cooling: Aluminum cooling tubes integral with controller's heat sink. User must supply flexible water supply tubing.
BEC: No BEC
Castle Link compatible: Yes. Requires Castle Link USB adapter and Castle Link PC software.