XBR/EX Sport
Brushless Systems

All EX motors can be upgraded for racing! Click here for more information on Novak's EX & SS4300/5800 Sintered Upgrade Kit. The kit includes a sintered rotor and endbell with an oversized bearing.

Novak's Extreme Sport Motor Systems

Novak’s XBR/EX Sport Brushless Systems are budget-friendly, making them ideal for R/C enthusiasts to upgrade to brushless and experience incredible power and starting torque, minimal maintenance and longer runtimes.

Novak’s XBR/EX Sport brushless systems are available in three motor winds:

  • #3030 XBR Sport / EX8.5 Brushless System's motor is 8.5 turns and the fastest of the XBR/EX Systems.
  • #3031 XBR Sport / EX10.5 Brushless System's motor is 10.5 turns and offers a great balance of speed and run time.
  • #3032 XBR Sport / EX13.5 Brushless System's motor is 13.5 turns and ideal for beginners and those wanting maximum run time.

Like all Novak brushless systems, the brushless speed control and brushless motor are factory wired and tested together, and are ready to “plug and play” straight out of the box. The XBR Brushless/Brush Speed Control is also available individually (#1720).

The XBR Sport is more than just a sport ESC, it's extreme. It has the distinction of being the first Novak ESC to include two great features new to Novak products: Auto-Detect Brush Mode, which detects when a brushed motor is connected, and automatically switches the ESC to its Brush Profile; and Built-in Motor Rotation Selector, which allows the user to easily select the direction of the motor rotation.

XBR Brush/Brushless ESC
The XBR also provides the most protection you can get at a sport-level price, including: Water-resistant case, Built-in Li-Po Cut-Off Circuitry, Locked Rotor Detection Circuitry, Thermal Overload Protection, and a Built-in power output for an optional accessory fan.

Another XBR feature that breaks the sport mold is its multiple throttle profiles with full programmability, all without the need for a computer laptop. Within each of its four throttle profiles, the XBR has 4 Adjustable Parameters: Minimum Brake, Drag Brake, Dead Band, and Minimum Drive; the brush mode also includes Drive and Brake Frequency adjustability for further throttle customization.

The XBR is equipped with four user-selectable throttle profiles, two of which have reverse:

  • Standard Brushless Mode (with reverse)
  • Sport Brushless Mode (no reverse)
  • Marine Brushless Mode (25% reverse)
  • Racing Brush Mode (GTX performance with no reverse)

Novak’s EX Sport motors also break the sport mold by including great features found on all Novak brushless motors like a convenient Solder Tab System for easy wire replacement; Sensor-Based Technology for excellent starting torque, low-speed driveability, and smooth acceleration; Thermal Overload Protection (when used with a Novak brushless ESC) that allows pack after pack to be run without fear of damaging the motor, battery, or ESC; and approximately 20% longer runtimes compared to brushed motors.

Plus, the EX motors provide users the ability to upgrade or replace various parts like the front end

EX Sport Brushless Motor

bell/bearing and rear bearing (#5905) or rotor (#5906). To upgrade the EX motor to SS-Series performance, Novak upgrade kit #5923 is available. This kit includes a sintered rotor and oversized bearings, which are required for optimal racing. The EX's bonded rotor is not recommended for racing.

Each motor is factory hand-wound and is put through rigorous testing, including a final dyno test to ensure that each motor meets Novak’s rigid specifications.

The following three EX Sport Brushless Motors are available individually as motor replacements for XBR / EX Brushless Systems:

Three user-selectable brushless throttle profiles including 2 with reverse
One brush racing throttle profile that surpasses GTX performance

4 Adjustable Parameters within each profile: Minimum Brake, Drag Brake, Dead Band and Minimum Drive

Compatible with sensored brushless and brushed motors

Built-in Li-Poly Cutoff Protection (can be activated in any of the 4 throttle profiles)

Auto-Detect Brushed Motor Mode

Built-in Motor Rotation Selector

User-friendly programming interface with 4 status LEDs

Novak’s One-Touch Set-Up (still the easiest)

Gold-Plated PCB Direct-Solder Wiring Tabs

User-replaceable input harness

Locked Rotor Detection Circuitry

Water-resistant case
Smart-Braking II so that user can “shift” from forward to reverse
Built-in power output for optional 6 volt accessory fan (Novak #5648 or #5646)
Thermal Overload Protection
Factory-installed power capacitor
Meets RoHS compliance
Designed and assembled in Irvine, Calif., using globally-sourced components

Forward/Reverse Forward, Brake, Reverse (brushless mode); Forward, Brake (brush mode)

Input Voltage 4-7 Ni-Cd/Ni-MH cells (1.2V/cell) or 2 Li-Poly cells

On-Resistance 0.0012 ohms* (brushless: FWD/BRK/REV); 0.00027 ohms* (brush: FWD/BRK)

Footprint 1.54” x 1.18” (39 x 30 mm)

Weight 2.84 oz. (80.7 g) w/wires; 1.49 oz. (42.2 g) w/o wires

Rated & Braking Current 120 amps per phase* (brushless); 480 amps (brushed)

Power Wires 14-Gauge

BEC 6.0 volt/1.5 amp

Motor Limit 8.5-turn brushless (at 6 cells Ni-MH); None (brushed)

Discrete Steps 512 Forward; 512 Reverse

Battery Plug Tamiya

Motor Plug None

Voltage Cut-off 6.25 volts (when Li-Poly Cutoff Circuitry is enabled)

*Mosfet rating at 25 degrees Celsius junction temperature

Sensor-based for excellent braking and low-speed driveability
Bonded Neodymium rotor
Oversized front bearing for increased load handling and bearing life

Ball bearings for smooth, low-friction operation

Provides approximately 20% longer run-times compared to brushed motors

Specifically designed for R/C vehicles

User-replaceable rotor (#5906), and user-replaceable front end bell/bearing and rear bearing (#5905), and can be upgraded for race-ready performance, which includes Novak’s Sintered Rotor (#5923)

Direct-Solder Wiring Tabs for flexible soldering options

Minimal maintenance

Thermal Overload Protection (when used with a Novak brushless ESC)

No cogging

Factory hand-wound and race-tuned by Novak in Irvine, Calif.

Turns: 8.5 (#3430), 10.5 (#3431), 13.5 (#3432)
Design: Sensor-based
Motor Size: 540 Size: 2.08” L X 1.41” D (52.8 x 35.8 mm)
Input Voltage: 4-7 cells (1.2V/cell or 4.8-8.4 total volts) or 2 Li-Poly cells
Magnet: One-piece, bonded Neodymium
Watts: 225 (#3430), 195 (#3431), 165 (#3432)
KV (unloaded): 5,000 (#3430), 4,200 (#3431), 3,300 (#3432) RPM/Volt
Motor Size: 540 Size: 2.08” L X 1.41” D (52.8 x 35.8 mm)
Motor Weight: 6.73 oz. (190.8 grams)
Shaft Diameter: 0.125” (3.2 mm) [accepts all existing pinion gears]
Front Bearing Size: 3/8” x 1/8” (9.5 x 3.2 mm)
Timing Ring: Black
Motor Sleeve Color: Gold
Protection: Thermal

The XBR/EX Brushless Systems meet RoHS compliance and include a 120-day warranty.

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