kinetic 1s w/wires

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Approved for ROAR
Sportsman Class Racing

Novak's Kinetic 1S is compatible with
all of Novak's 540-sized, sensored brushless motors.

Ballistic Racing Brushless Motors -- 3.5T-8.5T (#3603-#3608)

Ballistic Spec Brushless Motors -- 10.5T-21.5T (#3610-#3621)

Velociti Racing Brushless Motors -- 3.5T-7.5T (#S3403N-#S3407N)

Velociti Light Brushless Motors -- 5.5T-7.5T (#S3305N-#S3307N)

SS Pro Brushless Motors -- 8.5T-21.5T (#3408-#3421)


The Kinetic 1S Racing Brushless ESC (#1741) is optimized for 1S Li-Po racing: It sports a low-profile heat sink for easy installation in vehicles with space constraints and is also wired for use with a 2S Li-Po receiver battery pack. Not only are these 2S receiver packs lightweight and easy to mount, but they also ensure the best possible radio performance – a great benefit to using the specialized Kinetic 1S. Like the Kinetic 2S, this speed control includes all of the most sought-after ESC features, such as Novak’s redesigned Dynamic Timing Advance™, which is now unbelievably smooth throughout all of the timing levels; the advanced NovaBrakes™ system, which provides instantaneous braking under any timing condition; and a highly developed Thermal Overload Protection feature that prevents thermal overload without taking drivers out of the race.

The Kinetic 1S’s Dynamic Timing Advance™ is one of the most sophisticated timing systems available. In fact, it provides a smooth application of timing across the full timing spectrum of more than 50 degrees. In addition to standard timing advance, the Kinetic 1S offers a boost setting to provide even higher top speeds. In effect, the Kinetic 1S’s speed ascends gracefully and controllably throughout all of the timing levels plus boost. This electronic motor-timing feature also has eight on-board timing settings — with further adjustability via the NovaLink™ —and increases the motor RPM dynamically throughout the throttle band. The increased RPM, in turn, results in higher speeds and improved speed control performance. Moreover, Novak added a timing indicator LED, which will illuminate white whenever timing is activated. This feature is approved for ROAR Sportsman Class Racing, and will help aid club racing events that run timing and non-timing events.

Another feature that originated with Novak’s design team is the patent-pending NovaBrakes™. This revolutionary braking system provides instantaneous braking under any timing condition. Additionally, the brake response is incredibly smooth and immediate at any speed or throttle position, ridding the ESC of brake delay. In short, this new braking system has completely transformed the feel, response and use of traditional brakes.

Moreover, the Kinetic 1S includes a precision, digital current limiting feature, known as Electronic Power Control™. By adjusting the current limiter, drivers can fine tune their vehicle’s power delivery and response, creating a more consistent throttle. The Electronic Power Control also decreases system temperatures, prevents wheel spin and mutes over-aggressive throttle use.

Combined with the NovaBrakes, Novak has refined the Kinetic 1S’s brake and drive frequency settings, and added a brake end point adjustment to provide drivers with unparalleled brake and throttle tuning options. The brake and drive frequency settings allow users to experiment with a softer or heartier brake and throttle input.

To combat overheating while timing advance is activated, Novak has upgraded its Thermal Overload Protection™ feature. If the ESC starts to overheat, the speed control will turn off the timing advance and limit the motor power to prevent thermal overload. If the ESC’s temperature continues to rise, a second thermal-protection feature will engage. This feature drops the speed control’s power, so drivers can safely maneuver their vehicle off of the track. If timing is not engaged, the speed control will utilize the second thermal-protection feature only—reducing the ESC's power to a safe operating level.

Two additional features that go hand-in-hand are the Brake and Throttle Curves. Simply stated, these curves allow drivers to apply their brakes and throttle more gradually or aggressively. But the most impressive element to these parameters is their adjustability. Using Novak’s new PC interface, users can customize preset brake and throttle curves graphically by simply dragging points on the graph. Drivers can either save these customized curves or create their own to test drive on a track later.

Another feature that can be fine tuned via Novak’s PC interface is the adjustable Voltage Cut-Off parameter. This feature allows drivers to select a cut-off voltage value among a predetermined range of values for 2S Li-Po and Li-Fe battery packs. This voltage cut-off flexibility can improve a vehicle’s performance, while still protecting a driver’s battery investment.

The NovaLink software is one of the most sensitive available.

In addition to Novak’s easy-to-use One-Touch™ on-board programming interface, the Kinetic 1S ESC can be fine tuned via Novak’s fully adjustable PC interface, the NovaLink™ (#5440). The optional NovaLink provides users with expanded programming adjustability. The NovaLink Programming Interface comprises a unique module that easily plugs into the Kinetic 1S’s input harness and an included USB cord. Using the integrated software disk, racers can fine tune the Kinetic 1S’s multiple parameters by inputting the desired values or using the user-friendly graphic controls. Additionally, each personalized set of parameters can be stored onto a PC to recall and use again later. These custom-made parameter sets can, in addition, be shared with other drivers to collaborate and find the best set up per competition and race condition. The NovaLink will also never be outdated due to the easy-to-download software updates available to NovaLink users o
n Novak’s Web site. Furthermore, the NovaLink is compatible with Windows® XP™ and Vista™ computer-operating platforms.

The Kinetic 1S Racing Brushless ESC can be fine tuned via Novak’s fully adjustable PC interface, the NovaLink™ (#5440).

In addition to driver file sharing, Novak also plans to create a database of parameter settings for any racing condition or application. Simply, visit the Novak Web site and search for your specific condition or track; download the file and save it to your PC. This will give drivers a starting point when preparing for a race and tips on how to properly adjust the Kinetic 1S’s many parameters. Through Novak’s Profile Selection feature, users can save up to two parameter settings on their Kinetic 1S and can switch between them using the One-Touch interface to meet their application needs.

The Kinetic 1S is compatible with any 540-sized sensored brushless motor and is optimized for Novak’s Ballistic Racing Brushless Motors (#3603-#3621). These remarkable Novak motors contain an easy-to-adjust timing assembly, sport interchangeable wound stator construction and include a nickel-plated sintered Neodymium rotor. And like all Novak racing motors, these brushless motors are blisteringly fast..


Optimized for 1-cell racing, and designed for easy wiring to a 2S Li-Po receiver battery pack (Not Included)

Novak's Dynamic Timing Advance™ increases the motor's RPM dynamically throughout the throttle band
Maximum-available electronic motor timing – more than 50 degrees plus boost with eight on-board settings
Compatible with the NovaLink™ for advanced programming options, including fine-tuning of timing, ESC and motor temperature diagnostics, and an adjustable boost delay
Electronic Power Control™ feature to fine tune vehicle power delivery and response
Low-profile ESC heat sink for reduced weight and efficient cooling
Multiple adjustable parameters via on-board or optional PC interface: Minimum Brake (0-30%), Drag Brake (0-30%), Minimum Drive (0-15%), Timing Level (0-55° + boost), Timing Set Point (10,000-1,200), Current Limit (10 settings), Dead Band (2-8%), Throttle Curve (Linear/Expo), Brake Curve (Linear/Expo),  Brake Frequency (1.67-13.7 KHz), Brake End Point (10-100%), Drive Frequency (16-7 KHz),  Reverse, Motor Rotation, Voltage Cut-Off, Hall Sensor Test and Throttle Profile
Approved for ROAR Sportsman Class Racing
On-board Hall Sensor Test to easily and quickly verify that the motor's sensors are working properly
NovaBrakes™ provide instantaneous braking under any timing condition
Sensor-based for excellent torque and low-speed driveability
User friendly on-board programming interface with five colored status LEDs to help personalize settings
Robust 3-amp BEC for strong and fast steering response under any condition

Compatible with any ROAR-approved 540-sized sensored brushless motor

Battery Type Selection circuitry for Li-Po, Li-Fe and Ni-MH battery packs
Locked Rotor Detection and Thermal Overload Protection with on-baord temperature diagnostics
Eight layered, 2 oz., copper-clad PC board for lowest possible power loss
Water-resistant case with a protective silicone gasket
The Kinetic 1S’s firmware can be updated via a PC using the NovaLink™
Meets RoHS compliance and includes 120-Day Warranty
Designed, assembled and tested by Novak in Irvine, Calif., using globally sourced components
Design: Sensor based
ESC Weight (without wires): 1.15 oz. (32.60 g) (w/o wires)
Input Voltage: 1S Li-Po cells, 1S Li-Fe cells or 4 NiMH cells (1.2V/cell)
ESC Footprint: 1.16” x 1.47” (29.5 x 37.3 mm)
Motor Limit: Any ROAR-approved 540-sized* and 550-sized sensored brushless motor
On-Resistance: 0.00040 ohms @ 25°C trans. temp.
BEC: 6.0 volts DC / 3.0 amps
Status LEDs: 5
Voltage Cut-Offs: 3.125V (Li-Po), 2.375V (Li-Fe) [adjustable via NovaLink™]
Power Wires (battery/motor): 14G Super-Flex Copper-Strand Silicone Wire
*Advanced motor timing must not be used for 3.5 to 5.5-turn 540-sized motors
#5304 (optional) or #5309 (replacement) Plug-In Input Signal Harness (Mini-JST)
#5332 Brushless Motor Connector Wire Set (optional)
#5351-#5353 Brushless Shielded Sensor Harnesses – 4”, 6” & 9”  (replacement/optional)
#5440 NovaLink Programming Interface (optional)
#5508 14-Gauge Silicone Brushless Wire Set (replacement)
#5604 Remote Power Programming Switch – Kinetic 1S (replacement)
#5612 2-pin JST Harness Set (replacement)
#5687 Power Trans-Cap Module – 1S Li-Po (replacement)
#5731 Low-Loss Power Connectors – 3.5mm (optional)

Kinetic Racing Brushless ESC™, NovaLink Programming Interface™, One-Touch™, Dynamic Timing Advance™ and Electronic Power Control™ are registered trademarks of Novak Electronics, Inc.®. XP™ and Vista™ are registered trademarks of Windows®.
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