The VXL-3s auto-detects the motor type for brushless and sensored brushless motors.
Patented Traxxas High-Current Connector eliminates a common bottleneck and maintains pure, unrestricted power flow from the battery to the brushless power system.
Built-in two-stage low voltage detection for Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery use provides a clear signal to the driver that the battery pack is nearing its minimum voltage threshold.
Widest range of battery options ranging from 4-cell NiMH or NiCad packs all the way up to 3S LiPo battery packs (11.1 volt)
The patented Training Mode™ is an exclusive Traxxas feature that reduces the overall power output of the VXL-3s by 50%, making it easier for new or younger drivers to control their model. When they're ready, simply change profiles to unleash full-throttle action.
Advanced circuit design allows sensorless brushless motors to operate with the smoothness and precision of the best brushed systems. There's no need for additional sensor wiring and hardware complexity.
The EZ-Set® push-button setup operates and programs just like other Traxxas speed controls such as the XL-5. This eliminates the need to learn a new set of procedures.
The VXL-3s is programmable with three drive profiles:
Sport Mode – Fwd / Brake / Rev
Race Mode – Fwd / Brake
Training Mode**™ – 50% Fwd / Brake / 50% Rev
Multi-color LED provides clear feedback
Since the VXL-3s allows experimentation with many kinds of motors, it is equipped with numerous failsafe features to help protect against common mishaps that can cause other systems to fail.
Two-stage thermal shutdown protection protects the VXL-3s from overheating.
Locked Rotor Protection™ prevents system damage by cutting power if the vehicle is stuck or the motor is bound.
Sensor Phase Detection™ protects against improperly wiring aftermarket sensored motors.
Sensored Motor Backup protection causes the VXL-3s to switch to sensorless operation if a motor sensor fails or sensor wires become disconnected. Sensored motors can be used without connecting the sensor wires to the sensor port on the ESC.
Battery Over-Voltage Protection™ causes the ESC to go into failsafe mode if the maximum input voltage is exceeded.
Water resistent case design uses rubber seals and o-rings to protect against damage caused by water and moisture.
Micro-fin aluminum heatsink dissipates heat.
The built-in auxiliary fan output powers a snap-on accessory fan for increased cooling capacity during extreme use. A handy clasp on the speed control case keeps the wire neatly in place until you are ready to use it.