Will the Traxxas BEC work with this servo?

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Hello. I'm new here and new to RC trucks. I have a trx6 Mercedes and I'd like to get a new servo. I would like to get the ProTek RC 370TBL "Black Label" Waterproof High Torque Brushless Crawler Servo (High Voltage/Metal Case) (Digital).

What I need to know is will the Traxxas bec work with this? If not what should I buy. I don't want to have to do any soldering.
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it will work wont be as fast as with 7.4volts or have the oz as with 7.4 it will work.
 

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Ok, I'm only running 1.9 not 2.2 so hopefully it will be good.
 

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So I just watched a video about this servo and they said you don't need a bec with this servo. Does this sound right?
Ok, I'm only running 1.9 not 2.2 so hopefully it will be good.
 

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You can technically run the servo (any servo) without a BEC, but under load, it will draw a lot of current (to not stall), which can strain (and maybe damage) the internal BEC (voltage regulator) of the ESC by causing brownouts. The XL-5 HV that comes with the TRX-4s and TRX-6s is only able to supply 1 amp of current, and in some (extreme) cases it isn't enough even for the stock servo. Of course, if you are just trailing, it should be fine, but it is recommended if you are planning on rock crawling with it.

And yes, the Traxxas BEC fits and is plug and play.
 

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You can technically run the servo (any servo) without a BEC, but under load, it will draw a lot of current (to not stall), which can strain (and maybe damage) the internal BEC (voltage regulator) of the ESC by causing brownouts. The XL-5 HV that comes with the TRX-4s and TRX-6s is only able to supply 1 amp of current, and in some (extreme) cases it isn't enough even for the stock servo. Of course, if you are just trailing, it should be fine, but it is recommended if you are planning on rock crawling with it.

And yes, the Traxxas BEC fits and is plug and play.
Good to know. I will be rock climbing so Thanks for the info!
 

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Ok now that I have that 1 amp info that servo will give you brownouts every-time you use steering with just the slightest amount of resistance on tires so no it wont work without a ubec.. Id like to know how the traxxas bec can provide more power to rx and no other modifications to esc bec as in pulling red wire from rx esc plug...your going to need a ubec or however you plan on giving that power hungry servo its food(as in amps and voltage that wont sag)....soldering is a skill 1 needs to have in this hobby. Practice with a hot enough iron 45+ watts a good solder extra flux(as in a jar).. wires of all sizes and heat shrink tubbing (on most cases you will need to put it on b4 the fix)
 

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Savox SW-1212SG Waterproof Aluminum Case Steel Gear Digital Servo (High Voltage)​

I'm also considering this servo. Not sure what bec will work with it? Again dont want to do any soldering.
 

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Savox SW-1212SG Waterproof Aluminum Case Steel Gear Digital Servo (High Voltage)​

I'm also considering this servo. Not sure what bec will work with it? Again dont want to do any soldering.
Unfortunately, Savox servos are also pretty power-hungry, but if you really are avoiding soldering, the Traxxas BEC is worth a try... Traxxas doesn't list the specs of the current supply and other specs for the BEC, which is why I am hesitant to say it works with other servos. If you want to go the "safe" way, the Traxxas Red servo and the Traxxas BEC will be plug and play (but probably wouldn't be the most cost effective).
 

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put some shoes on and learn to solder ..buy a ubec 2 amps and run whatever you want to
 

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I am Shoeless at this time. I'll consider it though! (The soldering not the Shoes)
 

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Well I went with the

Savox SW-1212SG Waterproof Aluminum Case Steel Gear Digital Servo (High Voltage)​

No bec, yet. The guys at the shop said it doesn't need a bec to run with a little more power. When/if I want to go with a bec they said they would solder it in for me. I'm still curious if the traxxas bec would work though.
 

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Well I went with the

Savox SW-1212SG Waterproof Aluminum Case Steel Gear Digital Servo (High Voltage)​

No bec, yet. The guys at the shop said it doesn't need a bec to run with a little more power. When/if I want to go with a bec they said they would solder it in for me. I'm still curious if the traxxas bec would work though.
The Traxxas BEC will work better than no external BEC, but it probably wouldn't be able to supply as much current compared to other UBECs (e.g. CC UBEC). (IMHO) It's best if you don't just limit yourself to plug-and-play modules, but it is your decision.
 

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Put the savox 1212 in today. can't wait to see how it does rock crawling this afternoon!
 

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