Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC by Hobbywing

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Hobbywing's Xerun XR8 Plus was developed to deliver unmatched power, performance and reliability for demanding 1/8 scale racing applications. Built with high quality components and loaded with cutting edge firmware, the XR8 Plus is responsive enough to protect itself from damage due to abuse, overuse, or even human error. With it's incredible power output and adjustable parameters, the XR8 Plus will deliver the smooth throttle response and linear throttle/brake qualities that discriminating drivers demand.


  • Built In High Voltage BEC: The XR8 Plus is the first 1/8 ESC that includes an integrated HV BEC with 15 Amp output current, and adjustable output voltage from 6 to 7.2V. This BEC is designed to handle power hungry servos with ease.
  • Reliable Cooling System: Patented cooling technology utilizes proprietary heat conductive copper bars to rapidly and effectively transfer all internal heat from the MOSFET board to the integrated CNC machined billet aluminum heatsink housing. The cooling fan utilizes a shock proof mounting system that reduces the possibility of fan damage due to the repeated shock of landing jumps in an 1/8 scale off road environment.
  • Coasting: The XR8 Plus provides exceptionally smooth off throttle coasting function (patent pending), which simulates the feeling of inertia and momentum of a large scale car driving experience. This greatly improves the performance of builds that utilize large high powered motors, as electromagnetic drag becomes a substantial factor in sudden deceleration when in the off throttle position, adversely affecting race performance and handling.
  • Advanced and Secure Electronic Switch: The XR8 Plus features an electronic switch that has been rated with a lifespan of over 50,000 on/off cycles. The switch is completely waterproof, dust proof and shock resistant.
  • Virtually Maintenance Free: Thanks to the well thought out design, the XR8 Plus is virtually maintenance free. Advanced error sensing and thermal protection, an exceptionally rugged housing, the ultimate in heat dissipation technology and shock proof fan mounting make this ESC able to withstand anything a racer can throw at it.
  • High Performance Dynamic Timing Algorithm: The XR8 is the worlds first competition level 1/8 scale ESC that has dynamic timing technology. This expands the adjustable power output range of the ESC while still maintaining system efficiency and smoothness.
  • Included Accessories: Includes 10awg wire, and mounting hardware. Does not include programming box.


  • Current:
    • Continuous: 150A
    • Peak: 950A
  • Motor Type: Sensored/Sensorless Brushless Motor
  • Applications: 1/8 Scale On Road/Off Road, Competition Level
  • Motor Limit:
    • 4S LiPo/12 Cell NiMH: 3000Kv for 4274 size or smaller motor
    • 6S LiPo/18 Cell NiMH: 2400Kv for 4274 size or smaller motor
  • LiPo/NiMH Cells: 2-6S LiPo, 6-18 Cell NiMH
  • BEC Output: 6V/7.2V Switchable, Continuous Current of 6A (Switch Mode BEC)
  • Cooling Fan: Powered by BEC Output Voltage
  • Connectors: Open Post, must be soldered by the user
  • Size (LxWxH): 58.7x48x36.9mm
  • Weight: 127g (no wires)
  • Programming Port: FAN/PRG Port

This product was added to our catalog on August 24, 2015.

Aaron Schmidt
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jun 19 2016 (4 months ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
Had the LRP ix8 and the Tekin RX8 gen 2 neither can even start to compare to this, very smooth throttle and brake response, the only issues are make sure you have enough space to mount it, it is a Monster and make sure to order the multifunction program card due to it.has no stored profiles which if you plan on racing would need anyway save yourself the 150 and get one
Chad Higgins
Verified Owner
Friday, Oct 14 2016 (1 week ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
I use the Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus ESC in my Axial Yeti running a 3S battery and 3500Kv 550 4-pole sensored motor and I am very pleased with it! I especially like the high voltage and high amperage BEC and programmable features (program card required). The only downside is it's size. It's a bit big, but should do fine in any 1/8th scale application.
brian amato
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016 (3 months ago)
Hobbywing Xerun XR8 Plus 1/8 Competition Sensored Brushless ESC
High quality, fair price ESC. Holds up to the abuse of 1/8 scale racing.