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The all-new HobbyStar 160A 1/10 Competition ESC has the same buttery smooth operation HobbyStar competition ESC's are known for, with all-new internal components and a 160A rating for the most powerful 1/10 race setups. Also features a new adjustable BEC with either 6V or 7.4V output at 5A (versus 3A on previous versions). Sporting an eye-popping list of available adjustments and the same footprint of a standard 120A ESC, the HobbyStar 160A ESC sets a new standard for 1/10 competition-level speed controls. 


Features selectable 3rd channel adjustment.  Via program settings, you can assign a knob or switch on your radio to adjust 1 of 14 available settings on the fly.


ESC comes with power and motor leads already soldered on, and an updated triple capacitor bank.  


NOTE:  This ESC is NOT for drag race use with 6.5T and lower turn motors.




 Available Adjustments:


  • Running Mode: Forward/brake, forward/Reverse/brake and forward/reverse
  • Cutoff Voltage: Auto or by voltage
  • ESC Overheat Protection Setting: By temperature
  • Motor Rotation: Normal/reverse
  • Race Mode and Stock Mode: Provide targeted base-profiles for both 4.5T-9.5T motors and 10.5T and above
  • Dead Band: By percentage
  • BEC Output: 6V/7.4V @5A
  • Throttle IP limiter: To control initial power hit based on track conditions
  • Throttle Rate: Controls overall throttle power for varying track conditions
  • Drive Frequency: To fine-tune the throttle feeling from smooth to aggressive
  • RPM Lock: Allows locking in a specific RPM for drifting applications
  • Throttle Curve: Linear or custom
  • Initial Brake: By percentage
  • Drag Brake: By percentage
  • Brake Force: By percentage
  • I-Brake Response: Controls the initial brake power response to the motor for varying track conditions
  • Brake Rate: Controls overall brake power for varying track conditions
  • Brake Frequency: To fine-tune the brake feeling from smooth to aggressive
  • Brake Curve: Linear or custom
  • Boost Timing: By degrees
  • Boost Trigger Level: 1-50
  • Boost Trigger Rate: To set the speed of boost timing application
  • Turbo Timing: By degrees
  • Turbo Actuation: Method
  • Turbo Delay: By time
  • Turbo Start RPM: RPM
  • Turbo On-Rate: 1-10
  • Turbo Off-Rate: Instant-10


Programming: Must use the 160A & 220A LCD Program Card or Starlink USB link and PC application to program ESC.




  • Continuous Current: 160A
  • Burst Current: 1200A
  • Resistance: 0.0003ohm
  • Suitable Car: 1/10, 1/12
  • Motor Type: Brushless sensored or sensorless 2-pole 
  • Motor Limit: 5.5T (2S), 7.5T (3S)
  • Cell Count: 2-3S LiPo, 5-10S NiCd/NiMh
  • BEC Output: 6V/7.4V @5A
  • Dimensions (without fan): 36.4x38.1x31mm
  • Weight: 50g (without fan/wires)


NOTE: This ESC is best suited for 1/10 2WD buggies, SCT's and 1/10 4WD buggies with 540 2-pole motors.  NOT for use on 4WD SCT's or with 4-pole motors.

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