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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Keyence Speed Control

I understand that the Keyence Zero V Extreme has been discontinued and that a new one is in the works. Does anyone know anything about the new one or when it will be available?

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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 05:28 PM
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i would call schumacher usa for that info...i also heard that..but i also heard keyence speedos were bought out by lrp?? but again that is just rumor..
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Katfish I doubt they were bought out. Considering they are one of Japans largest producers of speedcontrols and other control devices for industrial machinery. The old rumor I heard was they are the ones making the speedo's fro LRP. Who knows.
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I thought LRP was making their own now? It was my understanding that Nosram used to make the LRP's but then was going to go out of business so LRP swallowed them up. And now LRP makes them for Nosram. I know the Quantum 2 is the same unit as the Nosram Power Evolution ESC.
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Maybe Keyence can get rid of the reliability issues this time around.
2 units went bad on me 9 months time. At $195 x 2 + $50 x 2 to fix them = $490....Ouch

I'll stick with my 2 year old Quantum 1 for now.
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post #6 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-04-2004, 02:13 PM
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I know the Quantum 2 is the same unit as the Nosram Power Evolution ESC.
The same one as the FUTABA MC800......
rumor has it...Keyence will replace the V Zero Extreme.....check with Adrian...he's the only source worth hearing from.
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I thought the Futaba MC800 was the same as the Quantum 1 not the Q2.
I heard they quit making the MC800.
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I've never had any trouble with my Keyence... it's a ZeroV, but not extreem... I know a couple others that have extreems... and as far as I know they've never had problems with them...


But then I also have a Quantum 2 and haven't had problems, yet from what I've heard that series has had quality issues...
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The only trouble I've ever had with my Keyence was when I was in a bad crash & it damaged my reciever which in turn fried my esc. I know this because I thought that my esc was the problem & replaced it with my old Cyclone & geuss what, it got fried too. So after repairing the reciever & both speedo's I was out $150. Kind of sucked but I know that it was not a problem with the Keyence.
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I have a bad speedo only 3 months old any info on how to get it repaired. thnx....
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I'm running Keyence xtreme's in both my cars for a little over a year now and have had no issue's whatsoever.
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I have a bad speedo only 3 months old any info on how to get it repaired. thnx....
Contact Adrian Martinez at Shumacher. 813-889-9593
They are down in Florida.
To get it fixed for free I think the speedo has to be less than 3 months old, but not 100% sure its 3 months. After that it's $50 and they send you a new unit.
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post #13 of 54 (permalink) Old 06-09-2004, 10:33 PM
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i just bought a new keyence off my buddy but he did not have the instructions.could anyone help me with setting it i need to race this weekend
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The drive frequency is important do make sure that is set right

If you are running 4-cell stock a common setting is 1.0-2.0 range
19T - I have heard 3-5.
Mod - you will have to see what works for you based on your motors and batts.

The lower the number, the more punch and com wear, the higher the number the more efficient the motor runs but less punch and less com wear
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new keyence!
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