ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo (High Voltage/Metal Case)

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ProTek RC 160TBL Black Label Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo.

Brushless servo technology has improved by leaps and bounds. Finally, brushless servos can deliver holding power, speed and precision that can compete with a coreless servo. Combine that with the superior efficiency and lifespan of a brushless motor and you have a servo that hits all the marks, with the performance and quality required for a pro level build. 

A black anodized aluminum case with aluminum and gold accents give this servo a stealthy look that sets it apart from the rest. The aluminum upper case provides bomb proof durability and the heat sink center case offers efficient heat dissipation and helps to reduce weight. An aluminum, single arm clamping servo horn is included, as well as a full set of servo mounting washers for a rock solid and durable installation.  

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NOTE: If you experience glitching or poor performance while using a Futaba transmitter, you must turn off BLS mode. BLS mode is only compatible with Futaba BLS type servos. 

Features:

  • Used by Ryan Maifield to win the 2019 Roar 4wd Off-Road National Championships
  • Ideal for any 1/10 to 1/8 surface application that can benefit from a low profile configuration
  • Full aluminum black anodized case
  • High voltage circuitry
  • 0.08 transit speed, and 230 oz-in of torque @ 6.0V
  • 0.06 transit speed, and 290 oz-in of torque @ 7.4V
  • Includes aluminum single arm clamping servo horn and servo mounting washers for a rock solid installation
  • 140mm long servo lead
  • Full metal gears and dual ball bearings
  • Brushless motor

Servo Model
160TBL
Recommended Application 1/10 to 1/8 Scale Surface
Operating Voltage 4.8V - 7.4V
Operating Temperature 14° to 140° F (-10 to +60° C)
Operating Speed @ 6.0V 0.08/60° sec
Operating Speed @ 7.4V
0.06/60° sec
Dynamic Torque @ 6.0V
230 oz-in (16.5 kg-cm) 
Dynamic Torque @ 7.4V
290 oz-in (20.9 kg-cm)
Motor Type
Brushless
Output Shaft 25 Tooth
Gears Metal
Weight 55g
Pulse/Frequency
1520?s / 333hz
Dimensions 39.5x20x30.6mm
Length (Bottom to Mount)
19.35mm

This product was added to our catalog on October 10, 2019

Barry Foster
Verified Owner
Saturday, Apr 3 2021 (about 3 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
It is a bad departure to write this review in comparison to all the other good reviews that you see about this servo. I however have had 2 bad experiences with this servo. First, I have had ProTek servos in the past that have been excellent, were very strong torque power, and these servos would have lasted a long time. For some reason I got a bad batch with these two. When I got the first 160 TBL I installed it and it gave normal operation of a ProTek servo. But I learned that I could hear servo noise that was out of spec because these servos make no noise whatsoever and neither do any other servos I have used. There was a light twitching sound in the servo that was noticeable that sounded like some type of electronic interference. I tested it on another receiver and the same noise was still evident. I didn't know whether this servo would malfunction fully so I returned it to A-Main. I received my second servo and didn't even install it and immediately plugged it in expecting to hear a quiet servo. To my shock I heard the exact same twitching sound however this time it was even louder. I had to return this one as well. If you go to page 2 of these reviews Clifford Flores said the same thing. I don't know if it is possible that there are whole batches of electronics that are defective in a lot, but this may have been the case here. Lately, I have noticed that the quality from China, Taiwan, Korea, or other Asian countries just isn't what it used to be. If you read my review of the Tekin Gen4 Spec-R 13.5T, the same thing happened with this motor. In comparison, my Motive MC4 was hand checked, assembled, and packaged by a professional at the Wisconsin office. For this motor there was an 18 part Analysis and Quality Control Spec Sheet, including a visual inspection, machine test and motor temp, and the timing was optimized and pre-set. Upon installation, this Motiv MC4 17.5T motor could power my Team Associated B74.1 4WD with a near power level as the Tekin Gen4 Spec-R 13.5T. In this comparison, poor quality control standards should be a justification that electronics should be produced here in the USA like they used to be. Corporations just will not have it this way though because of their profit margin of executive greed. Much of our electronics must be produced at FOXCONN and abroad in order to justify that unheard of profit margin and eliminate good paying American jobs. What do you think?

***AS ALWAYS, AMAIN HAS ABSOLUTELY SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE WHICH IS THE UTMOST HIGHEST
IN THE INDUSTRY. SO THEREFORE THE RETURN WAS NOT EVEN QUESTIONED***
Artie Galgon
Verified Owner
Saturday, Dec 28 2019 (about 4 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
I use protek black label servos in everything i race. 170bl in 1/8 scale and 160 in 10th scale.i use to use mks or futaba and one day tried the older protek chad Bradley servo and since then never looked back protek bl servos are very good quality and wont let u down. Speed is great and the torque is amazing. They are very strong servos will last u long
Richard Szommer
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Oct 27 2020 (about 3 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Excellent servo highly recommended, using it in my 1/10 off-road with great success has a very nice response and tight feeling.
Artie Noel
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 9 2021 (about 3 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
This is my standard steering servo for my 1/10th scale off-road buggies and stadium truck. I really like the speed an torque this servo delivers when I'm racing (though i'm a slow guy :-)).
Thomas Burke
Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 17 2023 (11 months ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
One of the best servos out. Strong and fast! Plenty of torque for the 4wd 1/10 buggy.
Joseph Hutchison
Verified Owner
Monday, May 2 2022 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
After additional research on Spektrum 150A ESCs, I had found that their ESCs pushing 7.4v could sometime be a bit harsh on servos even if the servo can handle 7.4v. I reduced the ESC BEC output to 6.0v for this servo and it is nothing short of outstanding. Would recommend to others but suggest you research optimal performance output of specific ESCs for specific servos.
Donald Lente
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 20 2023 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
The servo I had ordered works great on the axial scx10 ii trail honcho and deadbolt I have, both are running 128mm and 130mm tires and 2.2 wheels with capra portal axles. Took them out over the weekend and was very happy with how well the steering was working out.
JTF CUSTOMS
Verified Owner
Monday, Feb 20 2023 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Amazing servo using on a 22X4 elite. Just got back into the hobby and using plastic servo horns as a (servo saver). Cheap solution for me that is relearning and occasionally taking hard hits, so it strips the cheap plastic without toasting the servo.
Jeremy Rennison
Verified Owner
Monday, Jan 24 2022 (about 2 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Great servo! Use it for indoor carpet and clay, won't buy any other type of servo.
Coby W.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jan 23 2022 (about 2 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Beautifully machined and impressive. Very smooth and quick. I'm running the black label in a ET410.2 truggy and a B6.2d buggy, both have performed flawlessly. I've also heard great reviews from other friends that run only protek servos at this point. 5 stars!
Theodore Diaz
Verified Owner
Thursday, Oct 29 2020 (about 3 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Nice low profile, very short plug wire though, so needs to be close to Rx or you may need an extension.
Kevin Jensen
Verified Owner
Sunday, Oct 11 2020 (about 3 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Very impressed with this servo, it's quiet and fast. Quality of the case is excellent. Hopefully it stands the test of time.
so far first impressions are good, 5 stars.
Don Knapp
Verified Owner
Monday, Feb 17 2020 (about 4 years ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
This is my second Protek 160TBL servo. I was so impressed by my first purchase I had to get another for one of my other vehicles, and will be getting 3 more over time to replace the others in my vehicles.
Jay G.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Mar 27 2024 (2 weeks ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
WOW - I am super impressed with this servo. The speed at 7.4 vdc and torque are great - installed as the steering servo in my AE RC10B7D. The cable is fairly long so placement relative to the rcvr is really a moot point. I have another servo with a 3" cable. The servo end does not have the JR/Futaba rib - pay attention to the sensor wire selection when plugging in as the servo may not work otherwise. Metal case - looks great, powerful and fast, runs at 7.4 vdc, winner winner...
David Crank jr
Verified Owner
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 (8 weeks ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Protek 160 servo is in buggy b7 is awesome thank you very much?
Walter Fiehl
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Feb 7 2024 (2 months ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Awesome strong servo .nice and simple case.Have'nt hurt one yet and I've had a few rough nights...
Randy Gray
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 5 2024 (3 months ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Black label servos are the best it will keep you steered in the right direction
Flint Gibson
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jan 4 2024 (3 months ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Protek has always been a good product.I buy their batteries too.Roar Approved
Mike M
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 7 2023 (4 months ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
Works great and fast for my 10th scale 4wd buggy. The black box pairs well with my black out electronics and wires. Bought due to long lasting.
Kyle Chura
Verified Owner
Monday, Nov 27 2023 (5 months ago)
ProTek RC 160TBL "Black Label" Low Profile High Torque Brushless Servo
The best 1/10 servo you can buy, and… if you blow one out, gears are easily replaced.