ESC behavior in face of overcurrent

Hi all,

What happens if you try to overdrive your ESCs (e.g. put a big motor on a 10A ESC and throttle it all the way up)? Will most ESCs limit the current, or will they deliver the current and possibly overheat?

I think my ESCs may be limiting my payload capacity, but want to figure out if that can actually happen  before I upgrade them. If they are underrated, would they limit my thrust at max throttle, or would they just overheat?


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  • It is mostly a heat issue.  Unless you're doing something really crazy, you can overdrive them some, and check the temperatures after flying.  

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