Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC

Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Price: $199.99
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The Maclan Racing MMax Pro was developed from the ground up with 18+ months of R&D efforts by the Maclan Racing team with one goal in mind - to be faster than anything else on the market. The MMax Pro is a next generation competition ESC for 1/10 RC car racing, with specific profiles for on road, off road, blinky and modified classes. Plus, there are profiles developed for rock crawlers and drift cars, as well as three custom profiles! All the profiles can be customized using the Maclan ProLink programming card (MCL4001 - not included), or a PC, and each parameter within every profile can be fine tuned to suit your specific requirements.

SmartLink App for Android Devices
The SmartLink app was designed for Android mobile devices with OS version 5.0 or higher. It utilizes the touch screen on your mobile device to perform some useful functions. The ESC on board USB port allows the ESC to connect to the mobile device directly without a bridging device. The SmartLink app can be found on Google Play. Use your Android mobile device and search Maclan SmartLink. With the SmartLink App you can:

  • Profile change/ save
  • ESC programming
  • Data logging display (coming in next update)
  • Online ESC firmware update

32-bit High Speed CPU – Redefining Performance!
The MMax Pro ESC was designed with an ultra-high performance 32-bit CPU as its central processing brain. Compared to the last generation 8-bit CPU’s found in every other ESC on the market, the 32-bit CPU in the MMax Pro ESC runs at much higher clock speed and bandwidth. With more memory and USB connectivity, the MMax Pro features next generation performance…today.

Algorithms for the Best Throttle and Braking
The MMax Pro utilizes not only the latest and fastest hardware, but it also has a completely redesigned algorithm firmware to maximize its strength over competitors. It precisely calculates PWM signals with the smoothest throttle and the strongest, most precise braking. The adjustable throttle and brake PWM frequencies pair with the most advanced hardware and software to make the MMax Pro ESC the top in class.

On Board Micro USB
The MMax Pro is the first ever surface competition ESC with an integrated micro USB port. This dedicated USB port allows you to connect to Maclan Racing ProLink programming card, OR you may directly connect the ESC to a Windows PC for both programming and firmware updating. This USB port also allows great flexibility going forward, making sure the MMax ESC will be outperforming the competition long into the future.

MS Windows Compatible Software

With the dedicated USB port, the MMax Pro ESC is able to connect to MS Windows PC’s for ESC programming, firmware updating and data logging.

Data Logging
The powerful MMax Pro ESC features a data logging function that records, temperature, voltage, and RPM. You can review the data by connecting the ESC to the ProLink (sold separately) or PC.


  • High performance 32-bit CPU for high speed and accurate processing
  • New generation firmware algorithms for the strongest ever throttle and brake performance
  • On board USB host for the ease of connectivity and unlimited future growth potential
  • Dual power-on options for the ease of operation. (controlled by switch or controlled by battery)
  • All aluminum structure with omnidirectional heatsink for optimum cooling performance
  • Modular connectors with optional length cables
  • Adjustable throttle and brake PWM frequency for fine tuning
  • 12 Built-in profiles from ROAR Approved Blinky Mode (zero timing) to mod, from on-road to off-road applications
  • Advanced Boost/Turbo/Over Boost system for top level racing
  • Motor/ESC temperature protection, and low voltage protection
  • MS Windows compatible software for data logging, programing, and firmware updating
Super speed 32-bit CPU with 5-stage pipeline
Scale: 1/10th
Mode: Sensored / Smart Sensorless
Continuous Current: 160A
MOSFET Rated Current: 400A/phase
Power Input: 2S Li-Po
Motor Limit: 2-Pole 3.5T
BEC Output: Linear Mode 6V to7.4V, 4A
Input Wires: Black-12AWG-200mm*2
Output Wires: Black-12AWG-200mm*3
Cooling Fan: 30x30x10mm HV turbo fan
Fan Power: Direct battery voltage
Net Weight: 48g (w/o wires and capacitor module)
Dimension: 40x30x19mm (w/o cooling fan) 
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 (about 4 years ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Love this speed control from Maclan it is an awesome unit. Deffinitely great for cars with not a lot of room. There customer service is far better than any other company that I have dealt with.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Nov 4 2020 (4 months ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Great esc, super smooth, plenty of power and braking. Tons of adjustability, highly recommended
Tuesday, Mar 31 2020 (11 months ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
This is the second MMax pro esc I’ve purchased, become really big fan of Maclan, both the esc’ s and v2 motors. Really comprehensive functionality, well priced, zero issues.

My only complaint is if you use Apple, you’re kinda screwed. The app is only available for Android or windows, which is frankly speaking, insanity, given that all the other motor/esc combos I use, support iOS or OS X. I’m giving 3 instead of 5, because that’s a major issue to me. I have to borrow my wife’s laptop to adjust settings...
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 31 2020 (about a year ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
the M Max Pro 160 is an awesome ESC lots of fine adjustments smooth power delivery smooth brakes the best of all warranty and repair at maclan racing Bar None is the fastest and best I've ever had to deal with
Verified Owner
Saturday, Dec 14 2019 (about a year ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
This esc is very reliable and the price point is spot on. There are no issues with use as far as a spec or mod escexcept weight compared to the 100amp maclan esc. Plenty of power for mod class also. Will by again. Footprint is also very good (med to compact) for its size and amp range. Smooth throttle and brake. Programming a snap with the use of a phone and the usb port or the old way of program card and esc wire.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Aug 14 2019 (about a year ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Best ESC I have ever owned. And with the programer there is nothing it can't do. Awesome
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jul 13 2019 (about a year ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
driving RC Cars since 1991. Started with RC10. This Maclan ESC is the best ESC i ever had! Every detail is just better if you compare with other Esc Brands. The Case Quality is higher, the wires thicker etc. etc.
Wednesday, Oct 10 2018 (about 2 years ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Best looking ESC on the Market. So much bling! I can’t stop looking at it. If looks you are after, this is the one. I think it’s working great!
Monday, May 15 2017 (about 3 years ago)
Maclan MMAX Pro 160A Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
I got mine from a warranty replacement to an old Viper VTX10. The new ESC runs cool, smooth on brakes/throttle and very adjustable. It's a bit disappointing they have a USB port that is non functional. It requires you to unplug the ESC from receiver to connect it to the program card, then plug the esc/rx back in when your done. Pretty sure most big name esc's stopped making you do this 5 years ago. They say they are working on it, but it's been out quite a long time now. If not for this one thing, I would give it 5 stars, but it bothers me so much i'm giving it 2.5/5.