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    Default Help programming Swordfish Pro 220 ESC

    Can someone please tell me how to program this Swordfish 220 Pro ESC to my Leopard 4074 2150kv. I have the program box and I am running 2 2S 5000mah in series. Using a S/B Y547 prop. Someone did my last ESC and I am unsure what all the settings need to be. Thx Jeff

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    I have a manual uploaded here. It shows all the parameters.

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Ek&usp=sharing
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    Ok thx that helped. I used Tx and Got prop turning now. But I thought there was more specific settings like timing and few others that I use the program box to set.....Thx Jeff

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    Set the start up type to "Soft Start" and I think your motor is a Y wind, so 10-14° timing.
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    Ok thanks. I had it different. Just changed it to soft start and I'll try it at 12* first. Thx Jeff

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    Why the soft start and not standard or fast?

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    Jeff, in case you missed this thread:https://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/...122#post551122
    Read the last few posts!

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    I have no idea why soft start, I'd be interested in knowing the reasons behind this, never set mine to that and I've abused the crap out of mine no problems with the regular start.
    Happy to change it if there is a valid reason behind the change, never to old to learn something.
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    If you don't do soft start it will be jumpy when guiding it in to shore/dock. Ask me how I know....
    For some reason this series does that.

    It is also easier on drivetrain.

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    Strange! Maybe it's the way I bring in my boats, not something that I've noticed at all, I still use the old nitro technique for bringing my boats in. Old habits die hard.
    If that's it I'll stick with the regular start. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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    Ok so the disadvantage is that it's a little jumpy coming in which doesn't matter as I have the LVC cutoff set to soft anyway. But what is the advantage to running it in standard start up. Does it accelerate faster and smoother? Thx Jeff

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    My experience is the "Soft Start" results in smoother acceleration.
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    Ok thx Rocstar soft start it is.....

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    One more programming question. I have the LVC set to 2 cells as I'm running 2s lipos. Do I set the next setting which is LVC per cell to 2.8v ? Thx Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlov View Post
    One more programming question. I have the LVC set to 2 cells as I'm running 2s lipos. Do I set the next setting which is LVC per cell to 2.8v ? Thx Jeff
    Set @ 3.2/cell. 2.8 is too low and will damage the cells .

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    Awesome thx Tim. About to walk out back and take first run. I have to admit I'm a lil nervous after initial maiden voyage...

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    Goodluck! You will have a great time!

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    What do you think about the suggestion to set timing at 12* Tim? Thx Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlov View Post
    What do you think about the suggestion to set timing at 12* Tim? Thx Jeff
    If its a "Y" motor, 12* is good to go, I don't know what settings are allowed on a Swordfish ESC. I set mine on 15 with Seaking.

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    If you use a "D" wind motor (0) Zero degrees timing works very well.
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    Are you serious? I though it was 15.

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    15* will just give you heat and amp draw. 10-15 on a Y wind yes is o.k. and there is an optimum for every motor but, D winds I set my ESC's to zero and they are happy.
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    D wind 5 degrees or under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlov View Post
    One more programming question. I have the LVC set to 2 cells as I'm running 2s lipos. Do I set the next setting which is LVC per cell to 2.8v ? Thx Jeff
    If your running as 4s should you not set the esc to 4s not 2s ! I believe you said running in series.
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    Thank you guys, this thread is really help full! I finally set up my ESC.

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