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Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC

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Hobbywing's Xerun XR8 Plus was developed to deliver unmatched power, performance and reliability for demanding 1/8 scale racing applications. Built with high quality components and loaded with cutting edge firmware, the XR8 Plus is responsive enough to protect itself from damage due to abuse, overuse, or even human error. With it's incredible power output and adjustable parameters, the XR8 Plus will deliver the smooth throttle response and linear throttle/brake qualities that discriminating drivers demand.


  • Built In High Voltage BEC: The XR8 Plus is the first 1/8 ESC that includes an integrated HV BEC with 15 Amp output current, and adjustable output voltage from 6 to 7.2V. This BEC is designed to handle power hungry servos with ease.
  • Reliable Cooling System: Patented cooling technology utilizes proprietary heat conductive copper bars to rapidly and effectively transfer all internal heat from the MOSFET board to the integrated CNC machined billet aluminum heatsink housing. The cooling fan utilizes a shock proof mounting system that reduces the possibility of fan damage due to the repeated shock of landing jumps in an 1/8 scale off road environment.
  • Coasting: The XR8 Plus provides exceptionally smooth off throttle coasting function (patent pending), which simulates the feeling of inertia and momentum of a large scale car driving experience. This greatly improves the performance of builds that utilize large high powered motors, as electromagnetic drag becomes a substantial factor in sudden deceleration when in the off throttle position, adversely affecting race performance and handling.
  • Advanced and Secure Electronic Switch: The XR8 Plus features an electronic switch that has been rated with a lifespan of over 50,000 on/off cycles. The switch is completely waterproof, dust proof and shock resistant.
  • Virtually Maintenance Free: Thanks to the well thought out design, the XR8 Plus is virtually maintenance free. Advanced error sensing and thermal protection, an exceptionally rugged housing, the ultimate in heat dissipation technology and shock proof fan mounting make this ESC able to withstand anything a racer can throw at it.
  • High Performance Dynamic Timing Algorithm: The XR8 is the worlds first competition level 1/8 scale ESC that has dynamic timing technology. This expands the adjustable power output range of the ESC while still maintaining system efficiency and smoothness.
  • Included Accessories: Includes 10awg wire, and mounting hardware. Does not include programming box.


  • Current:
    • Continuous: 150A
    • Peak: 950A
  • Motor Type: Sensored/Sensorless Brushless Motor
  • Applications: 1/8 Scale On Road/Off Road, Competition Level
  • Motor Limit:
    • 4S LiPo/12 Cell NiMH: 3000Kv for 4274 size or smaller motor
    • 6S LiPo/18 Cell NiMH: 2400Kv for 4274 size or smaller motor
  • LiPo/NiMH Cells: 2-6S LiPo, 6-18 Cell NiMH
  • BEC Output: 6V/7.2V Switchable, Continuous Current of 6A (Switch Mode BEC)
  • Cooling Fan: Powered by BEC Output Voltage
  • Connectors: Open Post, must be soldered by the user
  • Size (LxWxH): 58.7x48x36.9mm
  • Weight: 127g (no wires)
  • Programming Port: FAN/PRG Port

This product was added to our catalog on August 24, 2015

Verified Owner
Sunday, Jun 19 2016 (about 3 years ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Had the LRP ix8 and the Tekin RX8 gen 2 neither can even start to compare to this, very smooth throttle and brake response, the only issues are make sure you have enough space to mount it, it is a Monster and make sure to order the multifunction program card due to it.has no stored profiles which if you plan on racing would need anyway save yourself the 150 and get one
Verified Owner
Friday, Oct 14 2016 (about 2 years ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
I use the Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus ESC in my Axial Yeti running a 3S battery and 3500Kv 550 4-pole sensored motor and I am very pleased with it! I especially like the high voltage and high amperage BEC and programmable features (program card required). The only downside is it's size. It's a bit big, but should do fine in any 1/8th scale application.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jul 14 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
I use this esc in my Scorpion XXL with a Leopard 4282v2 2200kv on 4S and it never misses a beat.
Runs cool, well built, and it looks great
Saturday, Feb 25 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Awesome esc! It does everything it suppose to do. With the G2 combo, you have full sensored. No cogging at low RPM.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016 (about 3 years ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
High quality, fair price ESC. Holds up to the abuse of 1/8 scale racing.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 4 2018 (10 months ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Bought 3 XR8 Plus.....1 is fine with a slight hesitation every once in awhile. 1 is still in plastic....about to send back for store credit. Now the bad......1 stopped working after about 10 minutes of running. Blinking green light...does nothing. Hobbywing North America will not respond to my emails or send a RMA number. Don't bother calling....will not answer the phone or return a call. Customer support is horrible. Going back to Tekin. Tekin will fix if any issues come up. Spend the little extra and buy Tekin
Wednesday, Jan 11 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
I have to say i have been very pleased with hobbywings products in the past useing them in my aircraft and rc crawlers i recently completed an axial Yeti XL so naturally hobbywing was my first choice i wanted a sensored rig which is important for slow precise movement while crawling. So i ordered this unit. Installed it easy to program although i had to order there lcd programing box seperate because it can only be programed with that specific box. I would have been nice to know i needed that it should be in the description above.. it has been raining alot in california and i decided to take the yeti xl out for some puddle plowing. After a few puddles esc started tweaking out and refused to turn on. I took it home dry truck upside down and gave it some light work with compressed air and it works fine again. After reading over hobbywings website i was mislead the switch is a water proof design this ESC is NOT WATERPROOF. I suppose if my research was a little more diligent i would have discovered this before ordering. But i gotta say i am dissapointed and i feel a little deceived. Its kinda silly that there top if the line model is NOT WATERPROOF.