Sidewinder 3 Waterproof 1/10 Sport ESC From Castle Creations
This is the Castle Creations Sidewinder 3 Waterproof 1/10 Sport ESC. Castle’s Sidewinder ESC is now waterproof! The Sidewinder 3 can power crawlers on water filled trails, AWD's in rain soaked parking lots, and SCT's on adventures through muddy fields. Drivers can now give in to those irresistible urges to drive in the mud or rip through puddles without damaging their ESC.
Input Voltage Range: 2s - 3s LiPo; 6 - 8 cell NiMH
BEC Specifications: 5.0 volts fixed, 2 amps.
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
On/Off Switch: Yes.
Cooling Fan: Available, but not included
Weight (w/wires): ESC: 1.96 oz. (55.5 g)
Connectors: 4mm female bullets for motor connection.
Telemetry Link Capable: No
L: 1.93" (49mm)
W: 1.48" (38mm)
H: 0.79" (20mm)
Items Needed for Operation:
Compatible brushed or brushless motor. Battery Connector required; Castle 4mm polarized connectors, Dean's Ultra Plug, or Traxxas Power Connector recommended.
Product Use Statements:
*Although Sidewinder 3 is waterproof, it is not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. They can corrode when exposed to corrosive materials, such as salt water. Always rinse the ESC with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the controller may be waterproof, we suggest users confirm that the rest of their vehicle, including the batteries, servos, radio and chassis are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.
Intended for 2WD short course trucks running on 2s LiPo (5700kv or lower) and weighing up to 5 lbs; for 4WD short course trucks please use the Sidewinder SCT or Mamba Max Pro SCT. Great for sport setups on any 2WD Stadium Trucks, Buggies and On-Road Touring cars. Makes a great brushed ESC for rock crawling using a 35T - 55 turn motor. Please see our 1/10th scale gearing chart for recommend motor, battery and gearing combinations.
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight:
Depends on motor selection, no more than 5lbs for higher kv motors.
Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
Monitor motor temperatures closely; overheating a motor will cause permanent damage to the magnets. Never exceed 180° F on the the motor or ESC.