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Traxxas Velineon VXL-8s Electronic Speed Control, waterproof (brushless) (fwd/rev/brake)

Traxxas Velineon VXL-8s Electronic Speed Control, waterproof (brushless) (fwd/rev/brake)

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Traxxas equipped the Maxx®-Truck with the VXL-8s Electronic Speed Control to deliver unparalleled performance. This advanced waterproof brushless ESC delivers full-throttle forward/reverse/brake capability and is specifically designed to handle the extreme power of the Big Block motor. Put simply, the VXL-8s is the most powerful Ready-To-Run® ESC on the market.

LED Status
Traxxas utilizes patented high-current connectors to send power directly to the Velineon VXL-8s ESC with Maxx Cable wiring. 6.5mm gold-plated connectors, when paired with the Big Block motor, provide an efficient power transmission. An onboard fan, coupled with an extended heatsink, keeps ESC temperatures low and ensures prolonged running time. LED status lights monitor temperature and voltage, while built-in safety programming safeguards against damage.

Real-Time Telemetry
The VXL-8s can be updated with the latest features through the free Traxxas Link App and the optional 6511 Wireless Module (sold separately). Enjoy real-time telemetry right on your mobile device—with no additional sensors required. Monitor speed, RPM, voltage, and ESC temperature while driving for an enhanced experience.

One Button EZ-Set®
The VXL-8s provides the same intuitive one-button setup as all Traxxas speed controls, making technology easy to use. For those not yet ready for X-Maxx's 50+mph speed, Traxxas has included a Training Mode - limiting throttle to 50% while keeping full braking power. Low-voltage protection in two stages guarantees LiPo batteries remain safe and in good condition.

Velineon VXL-8s Waterproof Features

  • Internal temperature sensor with integrated cooling fan and two-stage thermal shutdown protection protect the VXL-8s from overheating
  • Bright multi-color LED status lights provide clear feedback
  • Built-in two-stage low voltage detection for Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries provides a clear signal to the driver that the batteries are nearing their minimum voltage threshold
  • Wide range of LiPo battery options from 3s packs up to full-power 4s LiPo packs
  • The patented Training Mode™ is an exclusive Traxxas feature that reduces the overall power output of the VXL-8s by 50%, making it easier for inexperienced drivers to control their model. When you’re ready, simply change profiles to unleash full-throttle action
  • The EZ-Set® push-button setup operates and programs just like other Traxxas speed controls—eliminating the need to learn a new set of procedures
  • The VXL-8s is programmable with three drive profiles:
    • Sport Mode – Fwd / Brake / Rev
    • Race Mode – Fwd / Brake
    • Training Mode** – 50% Fwd / Brake / 50% Rev
  • Patented Traxxas High-Current Connectors eliminate a common bottleneck and maintain pure, unrestricted power flow from the batteries to the brushless power system
  • Locked Rotor Protection™ prevents system damage by cutting power if the vehicle is stuck or the motor is bound
  • Battery Over-Voltage Protection™ causes the ESC to go into failsafe mode if the maximum input voltage is exceeded
  • Water resistant case design uses rubber seals and O-rings to protect against damage caused by water and moisture
  • Gold-plated 6.5 mm bullet connectors on ultra-efficient Maxx® Cable flow full power to the motor without performance strangling resistance


Input voltage:   4s/6s/8s LiPo (max 33.6 volts)
Case size:   2.23 in (58 mm) x 2.83 in (72 mm) x 1.81 in (46 mm)
Weight:   215.5 g (7.60 oz)
Motor connectors:   Traxxas 6.5 mm bullet connectors
On resistance forward:   0.00075 ohms
On resistance reverse:   0.00075 ohms
BEC voltage:   6.0 V
BEC continuous current:   10 A
BEC peak current:   20 A
Power wire:   10-gauge Maxx® cable
Input harness wire:   26 gauge / 100 mm
Low voltage detection:   2-stage indicators, switchable (on or off)
Thermal protection:   2-stage thermal shutdown
Profile selection:   Sport Mode:
    100% fwd, 100% brakes, 100% rev
Race Mode:
    100% fwd, 100% brakes, no rev
Training Mode:*
    50% fwd, 100% brakes, 50% rev
Single-button setup:   Yes, Traxxas EZ-Set®
Battery input connector :   Traxxas High-Current Connector
Motor types :   Brushless
Ports:   RX input, auxiliary fan, Traxxas accessory port
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