The Castle Creations Mamba X is going to shake things up. Extremely
versatile, and capable of powering a wide variety of applications and
vehicles* the Mamba X is ideal for racing at the track
with your 2wd buggy, bashing through mud puddles in your monster truck,
or navigating a hardcore trail with your crawler. The Mamba X raises the
ESCs have a tough life, huge jumps, accidental collisions, and
splashing through puddles. Castle engineers understand this and designed
the Mamba X to endure these situations and power through them. It is
housed in a rugged CNC-machined aluminum case and then potted in
waterproof epoxy. This not only protects the electronics but ensures any
heat generated in the controller can easily be dissipated through the
The high performance Mamba X includes an integrated and powerful 8A
adjustable BEC and can push the most extreme 1/10th scale setups and
1/8th scale* race buggies. SmartSense allows you to
take advantage of smooth, cog-free, and predictable sensored starts, and
Castle’s new and improved throttle response keeps you ahead of the
*In 1/8th scale setups, the Mamba X is intended to
be used for off-road racing in buggies weighing up to 9 lbs (including
batteries and ready-to-run). In these 1/8th scale racing setups, the
Mamba X should be run at 4S Lipo (16.8V) max and is recommended to be
paired with the Castle 1512-1800Kv (P/N: 060-0062-00) or Castle
1512-2650Kv (P/N: 060-0061-00) motor, with appropriate gearing only.
- Wide 2S to 6S input voltage range
- Sensored Motor Support (Castle X-Series Sensor Harness Included)
- 8A Adjustable BEC (5.25V-8.0V)
- Rugged CNC Aluminum Case
- Castle Link Programming Support
- Integrated Capacitors
- Removable 30mm Cooling Fan
- Integrated 4mm Bullet Connectors
- 12 AWG Power Wires
- Waterproof Switch
- Audible Alerts
- The Mamba X is proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas
- Backed by Castle Creations’ 1-year warranty and unparalleled "make-it-right" customer support
In Depth Features:
- SMARTSENSE™: Enabled by default, the Mamba X uses
the motor’s sensors to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and
low-speed drivability. Once the motor is turning, it seamlessly
transitions to Castle’s ULTRA-EFFICIENT sensorless mode with electronic
timing. When running, a motor must transition between different load
points and a different timing advance is required for optimal efficiency
at each. Electronic timing in SMARTSENSE™ will advance timing
automatically for peak performance during all driving conditions. This
combines the best of both worlds in an unrivaled HYBRID between smooth
sensored startups and high-efficiency sensorless running. Your motor
will produce more power and less heat.
- AUXILIARY WIRE FUNCTIONALITY: The Mamba X allows
“on-the-fly” adjustments to be made through the AUX wire once enabled in
Castle Link. Once you have selected an AUX wire function, that setting
can then be tuned from your transmitter while driving. Torque control,
max throttle, max brake and drag brake adjustments are a sampling of the
available modes. This real-time tuning allows you to quickly and easily
fine-tune your system.
- DATALOGGING: Enabled by default, the Mamba X
captures and records performance data from your vehicle. This allows you
to view a detailed turn-by-turn record of what your ESC actually
experienced during the run. You will be able to record real-time data
such as motor RPM, battery current and voltage, ESC and motor
temperature, throttle input, and more. Download and analyze the
collected data via Castle Link and make adjustments to maximize both
performance and battery life.
- CASTLE LINK™: For nearly 20 years Castle engineers
have been setting the bar for industry leading software functionality.
The Castle Link Programming Suite is your ticket to creating the perfect
setup. To gain access to the host of tuning parameters, simply redeem
the coupon for the Castle Link adapter included with your Mamba X
purchase. Download the simple to install software from the Castle
website and you are ready to personalize your controller’s parameters.
Don’t forget to use the “check for updates” feature in Castle Link to
download the latest software as it becomes available. New features are
yours at no cost, a perk for choosing Castle.
Input Voltage Range: 2S LiPo (7.4V) to 6S LiPo (25.2V)
BEC Specifications: Adjustable: 5.5V, 6.0V, 7.5V. or 8.0V (8A Peak), default 5.5V
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
On/Off Switch: Yes
Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped (30mm), fully removable** (see Product Use Statements below)
Size (LxWxH): 2.14x1.39x1.18" (54.4x35.2x30.0mm)
Weight (with wires): 3.56 oz. (101g)
Connectors: 4.0mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector
Application Guidelines: Intended for up to 6S (25.2 Volt) operation in vehicles weighing less than 9bs/4kg
Recommended Motors: Castle 1406, 1410 and 1415 Sensored motors
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Less than 9bs/4kg, with batteries, ready-to-run
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature
set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free link included in
package) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
Product Use Statements:
- *Although Mamba X is waterproof, it is not intended for operation
while completely submerged in liquid. Always rinse the ESC and motor
with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the motor
and controller may be waterproof, Castle suggests users confirm that the
rest of their vehicle, including the batteries, servos, radio and
chassis are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.
- **The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. It is not waterproof.
- Mamba X setups frequently hit 100+ amps in peaks and not all LiPos
are created equal. Surge ratings should never be used to determine a
pack's suitability for a brushless application. Recommended battery
capacity for 1:10th and 1:8th scale vehicles is 5000mAh. We recommend
using 30C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries (or high quality
25C batteries such as Traxxas® Power Cell).
- Our experience suggests using only mild gear ratios with NiMH cells. Do not attempt to use NiMH cells in extreme setups.
- Applying voltages higher than 25.2V will cause irreparable damage to ESC.
- We recommend a high-current connector designed for high-powered
electric systems, rated for 70+ amps. Invest in connector sets made for
high-powered electric systems such as our Castle 6.5mm Polarized
Connectors, Castle 4.0mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power
Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs