I will slowly update the list and possibly with text descriptions / quotes from other riders, so that we know a bit more ‘behind the horizon’ besides a few options we have or know of.
High Grade, High precision Escs (smooth throttle response, good braking force, lots of options for customization:
VESC 4.12 (or now known depending on who makes it, esk8.de controller, ollin esc and so on)
FOXBOX (formerly known as VESC - X)
Possibly others (to be updated in future)
‘Usable or managable’ ESC’s suited for other industries primarly but still decent enough for esk8 purposes.
FVT 120 6s (Somewhat strong/okay brakes, good throttle response, more customization options than some other car escs on the market)
Hobbyking XCar Beast 150 (I know people have been using it, @lowGuido might have a feedback / review about it, otherwise sounds like sturdy esc with decent performance)
Others - List to be updated in future
ESCs suited for Mountainboard (Emtb) use / build:
FVT 120 12S - ‘Sleeping Lion’ (looks promising so far, @Idea has spent a lot of time dealing with it, powerful, might need the right configuration / version to run properly - with brakes and good throttle/brake curves, @laurnts might know better about the existing versions )
[details=Sources / Shops]
- Favourite Brushless Controls:
- Aliexpress / Alibaba (also under maytech brand name)
- Torqueboards might offer very similar one:
diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/torqueboards-12s-120a-car-esc-opto-hv/ [/details] (Click this ^ for more details)
Roxxy 12S Esc - Extensively used my @Nowind, Powerful, good quality, high end esc.
- Info / Source: https://www.lindinger.at/at/flugzeuge/antriebe-elektro/regler/roxxy-9120-12-120a-opto-bl-regler-4-12s
Hobbywing (Ezrun) 8s Max6 Esc - also used by @Nowind, sturdy, offers decent performance no matter the lower voltage rating.
Cheap, somewhat reliable Esk8 Controllers (non brand)
- Comes in 6s, 7s and 10S versions (might be possible to switch over).
- Either for Single or Dual build
- Max Watt output (Power): 1350 W
Ok as of now I will end here, I hope this brings out some sort of discussions… also tips on how to edit and then later post its final version for everyone to see would be a good idea, otherwise as of now only me and maybe some mods can access the topic to edit the content…
Pictures with each esc would probably be also very welcome… if someone feels spirited enough to complete this sort of ‘walkthrough’ that would be great… I think it was time some new / compiled stuff surfaced… so I hope the trend continues and other people will also start making more tutorials, which might be missing in the forum or the info is hard to find in general and takes a lot of reading…