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Castle Creations - HYDRA XLX2, 8S, 33.6V ESC, 20A

$ 325.95 $ 397.95
SKU: CSE010-0173-00
For sport and racing boaters, the time has come to make waves! Castle is back in the marine market with a whole new way to overpower catamarans and monohulls- the NEW HYDRA XLX2. The HYDRA XLX2 is based on our popular, powerful and proven Mamba XLX2 ESC and packs a powerful punch. It features a dedicated water-cooled heatsink and a sleek, waterproof design ready to OWN THE WATER!

Mounting holes are located in the bottom of the aluminum case for mounting flexibility. Convenient transmitter programming allows you to adjust six common settings including voltage cutoff. There is also optional smartphone-based programming with the B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) and the Castle Link App; all available on Google Play or Apple App Store. The ESC provides audible alerts for easy diagnosis of common issues such as motor-over-temperature and low-voltage cutoff.

Items Needed for Operation:
Requires the use of connectors designed for 150+ amps continuous, such as Castle 6.5mm polarized connectors or CC BULLET 8.0MM, QS8 8mm Anti Spark or QS10 10mm Anti Spark. You will also need 8mm male bullets for the motor connections.


  • Sensorless and Sensored Running Modes (with optional Sensor Harness (P/N 011-0108-00)
  • Telemetry Compatible with Castle Creations Telemetry Link for S.BUS2 and Futaba T4PX, T7PX, T7PXR, and 10PX transmitters
  • Designed for R/C boat applications the ESC features a water-cooled heatsink and an aluminum top plate for a clean finish.
  • ESC is housed in a rugged CNC aluminum case and protected by a waterproof epoxy which promotes efficient heat transfer.
  • CRYO-DRIVE Technology minimizes the amount of time the ESC's electrical components spend generating heat, resulting in improved thermal performance.
  • DATA LOGGING captures and records performance data from the boat. Download and view via Castle Link and a Windows PC or mobile phone.
  • Specifications:

  • Input Voltage Range: 3s LiPo - 8s LiPo, 33.6V
  • BEC Specifications: Adjustable from 5V to 8.5V (20A peak), default 5.5V
  • Size and Weight: 12.8 oz (363g) / L: 3.98" (101.2mm), W: 2.49" (63.3mm), H: 1.34" (34mm)
  • Water Fittings: For 1/8" tubing, 10-32 UNF threads. (Additional larger diameter fittings also included)
  • Wire: 8AWG