Traxxas XL-5 Electronic Speed Control (Waterproof, w/ Low Voltage Detection)

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XL-5(TM) Waterproof ESC with Low Voltage Detection (LVD)


The XL-5 Electronic Speed Control while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC packs impressive features that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, low voltage detection, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-7 cell NiMH and 2-cell LiPo compatibility, and built-in BEC. Ngh frequency operation combined with an ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control. The exclusive and patented Training Mode(TM) reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50%, making it easier fr young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleasing full-power. The XL-5 is backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty.


Traxxas High-Current Connector

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


Patented Trainng Mode(TM)

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 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-colo 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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