KISS ESC 2-4S 18A v1.2


New in 1.2:

Auto input detection: Oneshot or PWM

Jumper 1 - new function:

Open: Low Pass Filter - ON High-frequency spikes will be filtered for some degree to prevent damage to the ESC and motor. As long as the flight style is not hard fast acro, you will not notice the low pass filter. We recommend to keep the filter ON for most setups, turn it OFF only if you know exactly how the PID FC is set for your specific setup.The low pass filter prevents the overheating due to variations in the input signal, but also reduces the speed of the throttle reaction at strong signal changes.
Closed: Low Pass Filter - OFF Control behavior of the Kiss ESC is just as sharp and good as in the previous 1.1 software version.

KISS - Keep it super simple

The 18A Version use higher rated fets which are able to withstand higher currents compared to the 12A Version.

Hardware and Software are developed for each other, all Parameters are optimized, we are sure you won't find another similar sized ESC which stays as cool and react as fast as this ESC at the same Amperage draw.

Blazing fast SW/HW integration you get some real performance. High Pole count Motors aren't a problem too for this ESC too.

RPM up to 42000 are supported based on a 14 pole motor), which is simply amazing.
300.0000 rpm (2 pole) are no problem for the KissESC and never had been.

The use of real gate drivers which work perfectly with the selected Fets, have performance benefits in many regards compared to other common designs of small ESCs.

Oneshot125 (which we introduced in 2012 for the first time to the multicopter world with the UltraESC) is an alternative PWM throttle Signal, is 8 times faster than the Standard 400-490 Hz signals. It is meant to be sent instantly after each FC control loop to have the fastest possible ESC Response.

Things to care for:

Calibrate the ESC in the normal PWM mode (this must be done each time when setting ESCs in new setup)
Do not mount the ESC directly on conductive material such as carbon fiber or aluminum.
Depending on the configuration, GND connection needed on the signal cable from the FC.For 3.3V CPUs (ARM Cortex for example), clean GND reference can be useful.

Package includes:

1x KISS 18A ESC version 1.2

Made in Europe

Cable set sold separately


- Developed for Multicopter

- 2-4S LiPo capable

- 50-500 Hz input signal (PWM) or oneshot125 (up to 2000 Hz)

- 32Khz PWM Frequenz (noiseless)

- no external Cap (electrolytic capacitor) is necessary **

- 4 layer, thick copper

- Very small dimensions (12 x 24 mm)

- Weight 2g

- Precision speed control (about 950 steps)

- Adaptive Auto Timing

- 32Khz PWM Frequenz (noiseless)

- fast reacting gas change

- linear throttle response

- Active freewheeling enabled (little diode losses resulting in higher efficiency)

- Regenerative braking, therefore quick throttle response when decelerate (the ESC uses active freewheeling and regenerative braking, 2 independent features which relates to each other in different working states)

- very fast FET switching through the use of special gate drivers

- Minimal dead time, setted adaptive

- Status LED

- JP1 open: Low Pass Filter - ON

- JP1 closed: Low Pass Filter - OFF

- JP2 open: Motor rotates in one direction

- JP2 closed: Motor rotates in the other direction

(**) For very long LiPo power lines (more than 20cm) or to smooth out the supply, a 100 - 220uF Low ESR capacitor can be attached to the Lipo power pads.

Be aware: ESC is part of complete setup, please keep your FC settings and Motor/Prop/LiPo combination within ESC specification, otherwise the ESC can be damaged.

This Device is ESD sensitive, take precautions in any way, this is no "your coffee is hot warning", its physics we can't avoid, the smaller electronic becomes, the more ESD sensitive it is.

Read the Wiki section for Electrostatic Discharge before soldering.

Grab the KISS 12A-18A Manual here

List Price: $35.00
Price: $21.00
SKU: PR1862

In Stock: Sorry bro, Sold out