FAQ

Accessories

Which ESC is programmable by the ProgCARD?

The ProgCARD is suitable for:

  • JIVE 
  • POWER JAZZ 
  • JAZZ 
  • PIX 
  • SUN PLUS

Do I need a ProgCARD?

Only if you would like to use a different mode than APM for the POWERJAZZ or MINIPIX.

Which ESC is supported by ProgCARD II?

Only ESCs of the JIVE series can be programmed by ProgCARD II.

Why doesn't the ProgDISC detect my ESC?

The female connector of the ProgDISC must be connected to the ESC, the male connector has to be connected with the receiver. The battery has to be connected to the ESC.

Why doesn't the ProgUNIT detect my ESC?

The female connector of the ProgUNIT must be connected to the ESC/BEC cable.

ESCs

Which programming unit is the right one for my ESC?

The different types of ESCs work with different programming units. KONTRONIK ESCs can be programmed by ProgCARD (#9305), ProgCARD II (#9305) or PROGDisc or ProgUNIT (#9311). Please have a look at the table below for detailed information:

 

 

ESCProgCARDProgCARD IIPROGDiscProgUNIT
KOSMIK--limitedx
JIVE Pro--as interfacex
HELI JIVE-xx-
JIVExxx-
KONTROL-X---x
KOBY--xx
JAZZx-x-
MINIJAZZx-x-
Power JAZZx-x-
SUNx---
PIX----

 

 

 

How do I program the operation mode?

Do I need the corodial core for 2,4 Ghz transmitters?

Yes, with a 2,4 Ghz transmitter the corodial core is necessary to guarantee the EMV rules and a save operation.

 

Are the connecting sparks damaging the ESC?

If the voltage of the connected battery is more than 10S, we recommend the installation of a anti sparks system. Different solutions are available:


- A special assembly kit with a resistor in parallel to connect the ESC first with the battery and then fully connect the ESC by the standard connector. KONTRONIK offers an equivalent set (order# 9056).


- The special designed anti spark connectors with an 5.5 mm diameter with guarantees the correct connection sequence (order # 9055)

Which ESC is for me the right thing?

KONTRONIK offers its customers drive recommendations for almost all applications. These can be found in our download section.

Which buffer pack should I use?

We recommend 4-5 cells NiMH, if you use HV servos max. 2 S LiPo.

How can I update my ESC?

The series KOBY, JIVE Pro and KOSMIK are online updateable via ProgUNIT.

To updated ECUs of older series, please ship them to our service team with a completed service form.

Can I connect my receiver pack in parallel to the ESC?

Yes. A four cell receiver pack is allowed and recommended.

ESC KOSMIK

How can I read the logged data?

To read the logged data, please use the DataExplorer.

Is my KOSMIK updatable online?

The ESCs of the KOSMIK series are updatable via the software ProgUNIT.

Do I have to use the FUSE for the KOSMIK?

We recommend installing the FUSE into the neg. cable (black).

Which buffer pack should I use?

We recommend a 4-5 cells NiMH or if you use HV servos, max. 2 S LiPo.

Why does the output of the KOSMIK differ from the preset BEC voltage?

The KOSMIK activates the full BEC voltage as soon as it receives a valid receiver signal.

 

ESC JIVE Pro

Can I update my JIVE PRO online?

Yes, ESCs of the JIVE Pro series are online updateable via K-KONFIG program, therfore you need ProgUNIT.

Please visit our download area.

Which buffer pack should I use?

We recommend 4-5 cells NiMH, if you use HV servos max. 2 S LiPo.

Can my JIVE PRO electrolytic capacitors be exchanged?

Due to the housing of the JIVE electrolytic capacitors cannot be easily changed. KONTRONIK strongly discourages operation of a JIVE ESC with defective electrolytic capacitors. Operation with defective electrolytic capacitors can lead to malfunctions and destruction of the ESC.

 

Please contact KONTRONIK service if your JIVEs electrolytic capacitors are defective. Please get in touch with the KONTRONIK service team per mail to ask for our lump sum exchange fee.

Why does the output of the JIVE PRO differ from the preset BEC voltage?

The JIVE PRO only unlocks the full BEC voltage if it receives a valid receiver signal.

ESC JIVE

When do I make use of the second BEC cable?

At BEC currents over 2A a second BEC cable must be used. The second BEC cable is connected to the slave port of the JIVE.

What should I do with the Jumper after programming process?

The jumper is necessary to program the ESC. When removed before using throttle and after connecting the battery the ESC gets into programming mode. After the programming procedure the jumper can be placed on his pins again to get not lost.

What does the KSA mode?

In the KSA (KONTRONIK Special Application) mode the parameter for dynamic timing are changed. This allows most motors which have starting problems without KSA, to start without trouble. For KONTRONIK motors the KSA mode is not necessary.

Which buffer pack should I use?

4 cells NiMH/NiCd

BEC current: 5-6V

Caution: check the specification of the servos and transmitter first to guarantee the correct input voltage.

Can my JIVE electrolytic capacitors be exchanged?

Due to the housing of the JIVE electrolytic capacitors cannot be easily changed. KONTRONIK strongly discourages operation of a JIVE ESC with defective electrolytic capacitors. Operation with defective electrolytic capacitors can lead to malfunctions and destruction of the ESC.

 

Please get in touch with the KONTRONIK service team if your JIVE

ESC KOBY

Which default parameters are stored in my KOBY?

KOBY

Mode 1

Mode 2

Mode 3

Mode 4

remark

BEC voltage

5,6 V

5,6 V

5,6 V

5,6 V

changeable between 5-8 V

BEC current

3 A / 10 A

3A / 10 A

3A / 10 A

3A / 10 A

continuous / max.

Under voltage detection  / cell (LiPo)

3,0 V 

3,0 V 

3,0 V 

3,0 V 

2,7 - 3,2 V

Rotation direction

right

right

right

right

changeable by PROGDISC 

Brake

off

on

off

off

changeable in 2.5% steps

Under voltage cut off

on

on

off

off

Under voltage slow down

off

off

on

off

Over temperature cut off

on

on

on

on

RPM control

off

off

off

off

Start up time

-

-

-

12 sec.

changeable between 6-25 sec.

LiPo batteries as default

on

on

on

on

Stick ways 

auto

fixed

fixed

fixed

changeable by PROGDISC 

Hold time when no transmitter signals are available

fixed 2 sec.

fixed 2 sec.

fixed 2 sec.

fixed 2 sec.

changeable  by PROGDISC 

 

Which buffer pack should I use?

We recommend 4-5 cells NiMH, if you use HV servos max. 2 S LiPo.

Why does the KOBY ESC not have the correct battery voltage?

The KOBY ESC has the final BEC current after the receiver signal is identified correctly. So until no receiver is connected, the battery voltage will remain 5,6 V as standard.

Is my KOBY updatable online?

Yes, ESCs of the KOBY series are online updateable via K-KONFIG program, therfore you need ProgUNIT.

Please visit our download area.

ESC JAZZ

What is the jumper used for?

The jumper is necessary to program the ESC. When removed before using throttle and after connecting the battery the ESC gets into programming mode. After the programming procedure the jumper can be placed on his pins again to get not lost.

Which buffer pack should I use?

We recommend 4-5 cells NiMH, if you use HV servos max. 2 S LiPo.

Drehzahlsteller SUN Plus

Can my SUN ESC handle LiPo batteries?

The ESCs of the SUN plus line do have a LiPo mode and therefore can handle LiPo batteries.

 

The older SUN speedcontrollers do not have a proper battery management for LiPo cells, this means the undervoltage shutdown to protect the battery is not working. The controller itself work with LiPo cells.

Where is the button for programming ("Taster")?

The index finger of the hand, which is depicted on the silver shield of the controller, indicates the button.

Motoren

How can I exchange the ball bearings of my motor?

Ball bearings of KONTRONIK motors can be exchanged using KONTRONIK Service. Please send the motor - without additionally attached parts, e.g. pinions - together with the completed service form to KONTRONIK.

Can I shorten the motor cables?

Motor cables are the winding of the motor and are made of non solder able wire. If you cut the solder marking at the end of the motor cable there is no way to fix the connectors. Therefore, cables must not be shortened. Shortened or damaged windings/motor cables cannot be repaired.

Do I need to oil the ball bearings?

No, this would wash out the grease of the ball bearings. This will shorten the life time of the ball bearings.

KIRA

How many poles does a KIRA motor have?

All KIRA motors have 2 poles.

Can I refit a KPG gearbox?

A KPG gear can be upgraded only on engines with 3.17 mm shaft diameter. Exceptions are KPG27 6.7:1 gear. This transmission can not be retrofitted because a spline shaft is required.

When do I need to grease the gearbox?

The gearbox is maintenance-free and do not need to be greased.

Can I refit a gearbox to my KIRA direct motor or exchange the shaft of a gearbox motor?

Refitting a gearbox to direct motors of the KIRA 500/600/650 series is not possible as they require a geared shaft.

 

Direct motors of the KIRA 400/480 series can be refitted with a KPG 25 gearbox.

TANGO

How many poles does my TANGO motor have?

All TANGO motors have 6 poles.

KORA

How many poles does my KORA/KORATOP motor have?

KORA und KORATOP motors have 14 poles.

PYRO

How many poles does my PYRO motor have?

PYRO motors have 10 poles, except the models PYRO 600-09 , PYRO 700-34 , PYRO 750 , PYRO800 and PYRO850 which have 14 poles .

Can I exchange my PYRO against a PYRO with different speed?

Yes. The exchange beetween two different RPMs ist possible. If the motor is used, we would be happy to provide an indivudual offer. Therefore please get in touch with the KONTRONIK service team.

Can the standard shaft of the PYRO 700/650 be exchanged with a longer shaft?

Yes. Please send your motor in for service, with the completed service form.