Spektrum Firma 160A Smart ESC for surface vehicles is waterproof and delivers power and intelligence all-in-one. Without additional sensors or modules, they feed battery and ESC telemetry data straight to your radio in real time, all over one connection.
Smart Technology — More connected for more confidence and control
Spektrum™ Smart Technology is about offering a higher connection to your hobby. It's an RC ecosystem that puts you in complete control while making vital components of your model easier to use than ever before. Smart technology ensures that all of your model's electronics work together seamlessly for the greatest efficiency and performance. It keeps you aware of every component's status, boosts your confidence in its capabilities, and makes your entire system more responsive and simple to use.
Spektrum radios with Smart features can download firmware updates instantly using Wi-Fi and can swap setups with compatible radios via Bluetooth. Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries have a built-in microchip that records and communicates your charging preferences automatically to Smart chargers — just connect your pack and press "Start." Smart IC™ series connectors include an innovative data wire that transfers information easily between Smart components with a single connection. Finally, Smart ESCs not only deliver power but also eliminate the hassles from running telemetry. The days of installing and connecting multiple wires, sensors, modules and links are over.
Smart all-in-one telemetry
Fast, powerful 32-bit ARM M4 processor
Multiple options for easy programming:
Smart ESC Programming Box
SmartLink USB Updating and Programmer application
Automatic LiPo low-voltage cutoff
Developed and designed by Spektrum™ engineers, in partnership with the industry's leading ESC manufacturer
Compact for easy installation in most applications
Ready to install — no soldering required
Rugged plastic case with mounting tabs
Aluminum heat sink for high efficiency
Adjustable high-power BEC
Firmware updatable through the Smart ESC Programming Box
High heat-resistant IC™ connectors, backwards compatible with EC™ connectors
Limited 1-year warranty
Like every component in the Spektrum™ Smart ecosystem, Firma™ Smart ESCs combine "plug-and-play" simplicity with the ability to communicate with other Smart electronics — together, creating the best-performing RC system for your vehicle imaginable.
Firma Smart ESCs do much more than regulate power. They function like a virtual engineer inside your model, providing a direct path to the vital operating data you need to reach peak performance. Firma Smart ESCs give you an extra layer of confidence that your electronics are all operating at their best.
With Firma Smart ESCs, you'll be better connected to your vehicle than ever before — without installing extra components that all work independently of each other. You won't need extra wires, modules, or links. A Firma electronic speed control provides a one-wire solution for obtaining telemetry data such as RPM, temperature, battery voltage and capacity.
Firma ESCs not only gather the data but also send it to your transmitter in real time, instead of only storing it for after-run study. You're able to adjust settings as needed to boost performance on the go. The Firma Smart single-wire telemetry solution has been tested for quality and performance by the best brands in RC. Their verdict? Smart technology is both simpler and superior!
Needed to Complete
Spektrum™ Surface Receiver
Spektrum Smart Technology LiPo Battery
What's in the Box?
(1) Spektrum™ Firma™ Smart ESC
(1) Spektrum Smart sticker sheet
(1) Product Manual
Spektrum™ Smart Technology Video Overview
The all-weather, waterproof design of Spektrum™ Firma™ Smart ESCs allows them to perform in nearly any terrain under almost any conditions. Firma ESCs keep you going through dust, gravel, snow, and water.
EC3™/EC5™ BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE
Firma™ ESCs feature IC™ series battery connectors. The IC series of connectors are designed from the ground up to provide a more solid connection, higher heat resistance, and effortless installation. When used with an IC3™ or IC5™ connector-equipped Spektrum™ Smart battery, the ESC can receive and transmit battery telemetry data. EC3 and EC5 are also compatible with Firma ESCs for basic operation and ESC telemetry.
No need to connect multiple wires, sensors, modules, and links. With Firma™ ESCs, simple one-wire telemetry transmits a wide range of data directly to your transmitter in real time, including RPM, voltage, temperature, balance, capacity, and speed.*
*See compatibility chart for more information.
SMART TECHNOLOGY BATTERY DATA
When used with a Spektrum™ Smart LiPo battery, your Firma™ ESC provides you with the benefit of battery telemetry that's automatically transmitted to your compatible Spektrum radio in real time. On your transmitter screen you'll be presented with helpful information such as number of cycles, battery percentage, individual cell voltage and more!
MULTIPLE PROGRAMMING OPTIONS
Multiple programming options are available. Button programming can be used with nothing more needed. Using the Smart Firma™ ESC Programming Box, you can easily change settings at the track to suit driving conditions. An easy-to-use Smart Link USB Updating and PC Programmer app is also available.
FAST, POWERFUL M4 PROCESSOR
The Firma™ ESCs' 32-bit M4 processor produces higher resolution signal input and more accurate motor output.