Castle Creations' Mamba Micro X puts Extreme Power, Extreme Control and Extreme Fun in a relatively small footprint. Small enough for most 1:18th scale vehicles, the waterproof Micro X is suitable for 2WD or 4WD vehicles over 1.5 lbs and up to 2.25 lbs. The Micro X and a Castle “mighty-mite” 0808 brushless motor is an awesome brushless power system upgrade for Mini-LST, Half-Eight, Mini-Quake and Spyder vehicles.
Following suit with the other Mamba X Series ESCs, the Mamba Micro X features even more extreme performance and capabilities than the model it replaces. The Micro X receives a heavy-duty BEC (battery eliminator circuit) to handle today’s high-draw digital servos and also features a programmable Auxiliary Wire (AUX) that allows the user to make “on-the-go” adjustments to several settings, such as torque control and max throttle, directly from a compatible transmitter. This allows you to fine-tune the performance of the Micro X to meet changing driving conditions.
The Micro X features the ability to run sensored brushless motors (with the purchase of an optional Sensor Harness). Now, a whole new group of R/C enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the power, control and fun of a Castle power system in your vehicle. The Micro X is cable of running on 2S up to 3S LiPo power with a highly-efficient heat sink design to keep you running cool, even when pushing it hard in mud, sand and other heavy power applications.
Castle Link: Industry-Leading Software Functions and Tuning
Small but mighty, the Micro X can be “custom tuned” via Castle’s industry-leading Castle Link software. The Micro X includes a coupon for a free Castle Link USB device. This allows access to the full programming suite of adjustable settings so that enthusiasts can tune and tweak the performance of their Micro X-equipped vehicle to their preference.
Castle Link adjustable settings for the Micro X include:
- Braking Curve
- Drag Brake
- Auto LiPo Cutoff
- Punch Control
- Reverse Type
- Motor Type
Mamba Micro X ESC + Motor Combos
The Micro X is available as a ESC only or in an ESC + Motor combination featuring the small but very, very powerful 0808 4 Pole brushless, sensorless 20mm motor. The powerhouse Castle 0808 motor combo is available in 4100KV, 5300KV or 8200KV ratings.
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo; MAX: 3S LiPo, 12.6V
BEC Specifications: Adjustable: 5.5V or 7.5V (2A Peak), default 5.5V
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment. (See Product Use Statements)
Reversible: Yes - with lockout
On/Off Switch: Yes, waterproof
ESC Cooling Fan: No
Size: 1.61”in x 0.75”in x 1.10” inches (4.1 x 1.9 x 2.8 cm)
Weight (w/o battery connector soldered to ESC): 1.20 oz (34.01 g)
Application Guidelines: 1:18th scale RC hobby vehicles weighing up to 2.25lbs.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required, 4mm Castle Connectors are recommended.
Product Use Statements:
- Not intended for operation while submerged in liquid. If unit is operated in wet conditions, rinse with fresh water to remove dirt or corrosives, then fully dry unit.
- Applying voltages higher than 12.6 volts will cause irreparable damage to your controller, voiding your warranty.
- Recommended battery capacity for 1:18th scale vehicles is 1500mAh. Castle recommends using 30C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries (or high quality 25C batteries such as Traxxas® Power Cell).
- The Mamba Micro X has 3.5mm bullet connectors on the motor wires and the battery input wires are bare. You must add the connector of your choice to the battery leads. Castle recommends a high current connector rated for at least 40 amps.