Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC

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This is the Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Scale Competition Brushless Electronic Speed Control. The RX8 GEN2 brings updated features and next level performance to the popular RX8 series speed control. Designed using today's state of the art micro components, the GEN2 delivers advanced tuning options for the hardcore racer. Whether you are into large scale or short course, the RX8 GEN2 has what racers demand; reliability, precise control and unmatched power handling capability.

Packed with features, the RX8 GEN2 delivers a programmable high-voltage BEC, an EZ Access Port for HotWire communication and Datalogging capabilities in a small sized package. Couple the RX8 GEN2 with a T8 Competition Brushless Motor for the ultimate 1/8th scale electric racing combo. Pair the RX8 GEN2 with a Pro4 or Pro4HD in a 4WD Short Course Truck, or with a Pro2 in a 2WD Short Course Truck for the most dominant power system on the track! The RX8 GEN2 has everything you need to tip the balance of power in your favor.

Features

  • Ultra-smooth and Precise Throttle and Braking Control
  • Compatible with Sensored/Sensorless Brushless and Brushed Motors
  • Easily Access Programming, Anywhere, Anytime
  • Datalogging Capability
  • High Voltage Programmable BEC
  • EZ Access HotWire Programming Port
  • HotWire PC Interface for Advanced Programming and Updating
  • D2: Dual Drive Mode Technology
  • On-Board Temperature Indicator
  • Removable/Replaceable Cooling Fan
  • HDAC: High Density Copper PCB's
  • Sensor Plug for Precise Commutation with all Motors
  • Gold-plated Solder Posts for Easy Wire Replacement
  • Self Test Diagnostics and Factory Reset
  • Pit Tune Mode
  • DGF2: Digital Glitch Filtering V2
  • QuickTune Programming
  • One-Touch Radio Calibration
Programming Features
  • High Voltage BEC (6.0v/7.4v)*
  • Drag Brake (13 steps)
  • Brake / Reverse Strength (13 steps)
  • Current Limiter (none + 12 steps)
  • Neutral Width (13 steps)
  • Timing Profiles (5 preset - 2 custom*)
  • Adjustable Throttle and Brake Minimums
  • Custom Throttle Curves
  • Motor/Reverse Type: Brushless, Brushed, No Rev, Rev Delay
  • Voltage Cutoffs (none, 2S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, Custom)
  • Save, Load and Share custom ESC setup files*
  • Save, Load and Share Data Log files*
  • Extensive Tuning via Tekin HotWire PC Interface
*Requires HotWire Sold Separately

Specifications
Controls: Forward/Brake/Reverse
Input Voltage:
2S-6S LiPo
BEC:
6.0V / 7.4V 7 Amps
Motor Limit Brushless Mode:
No Limit
Motor Limit Brushed Fwd Only Mode: No Limit
Motor Limit Brushed Fwd/Rev Mode: No Limit
Max Current: 220 Amps per phase
Timing Profiles:
7 choices (on board)
Brushed Modes:
Fwd Only, Fwd/Rev, Rev Delay
Brushless Modes:
Fwd Only, Fwd/Rev, Rev Delay
Dimensions:
1.5x2.2x1.4in (38x55.8x25.5mm)
Weight: 2.7oz / 76.5g

This product was added to our catalog on July 11, 2013.

Jeff Beck
Friday, Aug 15 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
By far one of the most programmable ESC's on the market. The Hotwire 2.0 and a cheap adapter from Amazon turned my smart phone into one of the most powerful tools in my pit!
Nicholas Mueller
Saturday, Aug 16 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Looking for a great ESC thats reliable and super smooth with every setting you could possibly imagine! Choose this, the Tekin RX8! Works great for 8th scale applications along with 4x4 SCT applications!
Thomas Mcsweeney
Saturday, Jan 18 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Been using it in a SCTE and it works flawless. Couldn't be happier.
Mike K
Friday, Oct 3 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
I have one of these with the PRO4 HD set up in my SCT, its worked great. Easy to set-up and so far no issues at all. Looking at a new set-up for my 1/8 buggy and I am most likely going to be the owner of two of these esc set-ups in my car and truck.
Austin Blair
Saturday, Aug 16 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
I've been running this in a few different vehicles. electric 8th buggy, electric 8th truggy, and 4x4 short course and have been working flawless. These are bulletproof, I have had zero issues. They all run cool and have plenty of power while remaining smooth and consistent.
Ryan Dunford
Saturday, Aug 16 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
I use this esc in both my 8th scale and my pro4 and it is awesome. I love the adjustability and especially the new high voltage bec! This esc never let's me down!
Kris Muhlestein
Saturday, Jul 23 2016 (4 months ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Great customer service,but in the last 2 months 10 of them have stopped working at our track 2 were mine.puts lots of dbl side tape under them cause one hard landing and they are done. very saad to see this as i like tekin but seeing 10 stop working at the track is Ridiculous. going to start buying HW xr8 it has analuminum case. sorry tekin. TEKIN these need an aluminum case....
saul davis
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Nov 11 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
I owned one of these ESCs and experienced great results with it. The only problem I had was because of the tall posts for connecting battery & motor wires it was a tight fit in my sc10 4x4. Ultimately I broke one of the posts resulting in ESC failure. It would have been nice if Tekin had a trade in program like Novak has. Because of the trade in program I'm going to buy a Novak Pulse V2 this time. I still give Tekin 5 stars because this was an excellent product that lasted months of trouble free racing. My bad for stuffing it into too tight of a space.
Øyvind Rasch-Olsen
Wednesday, Aug 20 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Been using this in my DESC410 and MBX7 ECO.. Never lets me down, and the adjustability is really good. And the high voltage BEC is really nice! Well recommended!
Mark Unrath
Sunday, Aug 17 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
I couldn't be happier with this product. It runs great, lots of tuning options and the data logging feature allows you to really dial in your setup.
Doug Nielsen
Saturday, Aug 16 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Tekin took the best 8th scale ESC on the market and made it better. Improved BEC with HV servo capability means you can run HV servo's without doing fancy wiring tricks or receiver packs. Improved throttle smoothness and improved brake feel and tuning. Lots of programming options on board but purchase with the HotWire and really unlock the potential of the ESC with Data Logging and firmware updates as well as almost infinite tuning options. Great for Pro-4 applications as well. Also now you can tune your ESC using HotWire and your android device making track side adjustments a breeze.
Robert B. Allen
Friday, Aug 15 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Nothing but beast mode from this esc! I love all the programming options too!
Bryan Klamer
Friday, Aug 15 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Greatest speedo out there for 1/8. I use the RX8 gen2 with the gen2 1900 Tekin best combo for 1/8 buggy. U won't be disappointed
Domi Canca
Thursday, Nov 10 2016 (3 weeks ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
He tenido 2 de estos esc, en el mbx7 eco con motor 2050kv tekin uno de los postes donde sueldan los cable se despegó de la placa, intenté repararlo y funcionó pero terminó fallando a los 2 días de uso. En el truggy mbx7T Eco, con motor tekin 2250KV la banana de conexión a la batería se calentaba excesivamente hasta que llega a derretir la soldadura de estaño, así dos veces en un mismo día hasta que ya dejó de funcionar, y el motor ni nada estaban forzando o sobrecalentando... Tengo claro que no compro más Tekin. I have had 2 of these esc, in the mbx7 eco with motor 2050kv tekin one of the posts where weld the cables peeled off the plate, I tried to repair it and it worked but ended up failing the 2 days of use. In the truggy mbx7T Eco, with tekin motor 2250KV the battery connection banana was heated excessively until it comes to melt the soldering of tin, so twice in a day until it stopped working, and the engine or nothing were Forcing it to overheat ... I am clear that I do not buy Tekin anymore.
tony dugan
Verified Owner
Monday, Sep 26 2016 (2 months ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
I wrote my first review in 2015. After many more races, I have had one catch fire and one completely stop working. I use them in 3 4wd Tekno SCT410.3's and 1 EB48.2. There are more than enough reviews so I'm going to share some learning experiences. 1) if you hold you solder gun on ANY of the 5 posts, it can cause them to come lose. They ARE soldered on and heat transfers. 2) Tekno used black rubber O-rings to provide some dampening. In my Associated's stuff, I found Shock O-rings to be better than tape. I don't know why. You must glue to O-rings but they can be removed. Get a Tekno ESC holder for cheap or any plastic piece and glue the O-rings to the bottom side. If you use the Tekno piece, you can drill 3 holes and screw them into the holder. IT WILL SAVE YOUR ESC. Plus it removes weight. 3) For most timing, I would make it "custom" and make the gap bigger. The time is progressive and not instant. I hope this helps someone because some of this information was learned by trial and error and some by sponsored pro's at a race.
Chris Trenka
Monday, Jul 11 2016 (4 months ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Big Money POOR SERVICE Product works as descibed and is great with the hotwire. If you think your paying a premium for better technology or sopport over hobbywing your mistaken though. I have RX8 v2 ESC's and 2 Hobbywing 120A SCTE controllers. All capable of the same settings and performance, but I had issues with one RX8 where the power would reset in a rece then finally stopped all together.. Appears a capacitor had fallen off inside the case. THis is not repairable as it is a heat/ surface solder with a plastic insulator. Assuming poor solder i returned the RX8 and has another in 12 days sent to me. the surprise is they charged me $135 and my shipping to them for poor quality control. If I ever have an issue with hobbywing ill report it but hasn't happened yet.
Kevin Paulsen
Wednesday, Nov 18 2015 (about a year ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
I have used this ESC for 4 years.The setting are built into the esc are amazing. 80 degrees of timing stops to early at 20000 rpm . Can rock crawl or race with this esc thanks to on board tuning. For rock crawling the timing needs to start around 3000 rpm. I run this esc in my E-MAXX, SUMMIT, Esc blows capacitors in theses vehicles running timing or not. Works well in my slash 4x4 with the Tekin 4300hd and 3500hd 550. I run Hi voltage servos no issues.
Eric
Wednesday, Oct 28 2015 (about a year ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Purchased the RX8 Gen2 in July 2013 for my SC10 4x4. So far (26 months) it's been 100% reliable while running eight different 550 motors and two high output 4-pole 540's (e.g. Tekin Pro4). This ESC has a lot of power but still puts it to the ground smoothly. Teamed up with the Pro4 HD 4300 they make a powerful system for any 4x4 short course truck. The adjustable BEC is great for high voltage servos and at 7-amps it can handle super high torque servos. The Hot Wire makes setting up your ESC easy and makes a great ESC superb.
John Nguyen
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 27 2015 (about a year ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Very smooth...but very fragile. .case cracks easily..poor design. .and fire fire beware....will burn up sooner or later ...
Adam Drake
Saturday, Aug 16 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Tekin RX8 GEN2 1/8 Competition Brushless ESC
Tekin RX8 Gen 2 is awesome for 1/8th and 4wd SC racing and bashing!