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Raising d/c rate

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wassup guys, on one of my planes im using a 2200mah 3s 20c. My question is, if i up the d/c rate to 25c or 30c but still have the same specs 2200mah 3s, can that cause my motor/esc to run hotter? any help will be appreciated! thanks!
 

pgerts

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#4
wassup guys, on one of my planes im using a 2200mah 3s 20c. My question is, if i up the d/c rate to 25c or 30c but still have the same specs 2200mah 3s, can that cause my motor/esc to run hotter? any help will be appreciated! thanks!
That depends a lot on your motor.
If your motor is pulling round 40 Amps today then the motor will probably be somewhat stronger during longer time from start.
Hi C-ratings are good when it is cold or when you want more power during the flight.

With a low C the battery voltage will drop almost directly from the start and you will feel lower power but the Hi C battery will keep the voltage up better until the battery is close to empty.

Your motor will not get any hotter if it is designed for the 3 cells.