The Tekin HotWire is a powerful, must-have device if you own a Tekin ESC or Servo! Unlock all the settings and the ability to create, save and load custom ESC Profiles. You have access to our library of track-tested Team Driver setups, giving you a great place to start with a setup. Check out where to find Team Driver setups and how to load them directly into your ESC!
All HotWire versions can be used to create, save and load custom ESC Profiles.
Brake Frequency changes the pulse width being applied during braking. In general higher frequencies provide a softer brake power and feel with a more usable range of trigger motion, allowing for better brake modulation while keeping full brake power overall. Lower frequency gives more aggressive brakes with a stronger overall feel.
Brake Frequency can be adjusted through the HotWire device on a PC, and some Apple and Android devices.
Throttle Minimum is the minimum throttle power the ESC will apply to the motor when the user induces a throttle application. If you want a stronger initial throttle and higher motor start up RPM, use a higher value. Use a lower value or 0 to have a softer throttle and lower motor start up RPM. For Spec racing, higher values will increase the punch feel.
Throttle Minimum can be adjusted through the HotWire device on a PC, and some Apple and Android devices.
Reverse Speed allows you to set how fast your reverse is. The default on most of our ESCs is about 35% but you can change it to whatever you’d like it to be with the HotWire!
Reverse Speed is only available through the HotWire software.
HotWire 15.40.9 introduces Power Profiles, yet another tuning option for your Tekin ESC. The Power Profiles allow you to manipulate the esc output vs the trigger position (radio signal). By doing so, you have full control over the trigger-to-motor relationship throughout the full range of the throttle. Add up to 64 control points from 1% to 100% throttle and move each point up or down to change the ESC output at that throttle percentage and move each point sideways to control the radio throttle percentage at that ESC output.Continue reading
Voltage Cutoff is not a setting to be overlooked. LiPo cells cannot be discharged below 3V per cell and the voltage cutoff in the ESC prevents this from happening. The default on all Tekin ESCs is 2S @ 3.2V per cell. If you’re running anything other than a 2S battery, you’ll need to set the proper voltage cutoff before you go drive.
Over-discharging LiPo cells is dangerous and can result in serious bodily injury, loss of property and death. Proper care is extremely important in prolonging the life of your packs and keeping them in a safe state. Tekin recommends keeping cells at 3.2V or higher at all times, with a safe storage voltage of 3.5V – 3.7V per cell.
Torque Level controls the initial power delivery or the “punch” your ESC and motor will provide. 1-10 steps are available with 10 being OFF, or full punch with no limiter. The default setting of 8 is a great starting place for most setups and surfaces. Use 4-7 for most modified setups on lower to medium traction surfaces. 7-9 for high traction surfaces. Setting 10 for any stock or SPEC racing class so no limiter is in effect.
Torque Level can be adjusted onboard as well as through the HotWire software on a PC, IOS or Android mobile device.
Throttle Frequency allows you to adjust how aggressive the throttle on your ESC reacts. Lower values provide a more aggressive feel and higher values provide a more mild feel. This setting can be used to fine-tune the feel you’re looking for on different surfaces.
Default is 6kHz with a range of 2-12kHz available. Lower values are great for stock classes and higher traction surfaces, 5-8kHz are great for most modified and 1/8 electric setups on all surfaces. 9-12kHz soften the low end of the throttle up and can help out if you drive more nitro style.
Throttle Frequency can only be adjusted via HotWire.