I recently assembled my board, here are the specs: VESC from diyelectricskateboard Turnigy 6364 245kv BLDC motor (x2) Turnigy 5s 5000mAh lipo batteries connected in series FS-GT2B 2.5GHz transmitter and receiver
I used the new VESC tool to set up my board… the Motor Setup Wizard and Input Setup Wizard (in FOC mode) worked like a charm.
I rode my board for a few days with no issues until today… the motor wouldn’t spin when I throttle. Disconnecting and reconnecting the batteries didn’t help. I double checked all connections and everything seems solid. The VESC and receiver are properly powered so it seems like the problem lies between the VESC and the motor.
I reconnected to the VESC tool and checked my input setup; the receiver and transmitter were working properly. Next I went into the Motor Setup Wizard and tried to redo the motor detection… that’s when I started noticing problems.
When I click on RL detection I can see the VESC LED’s blinking but nothing happens. The program either records insanely high values or it’ll give me an error. When I do the Lambda detection the motor does not spin and outputs a failure error. (None of this had happened the first time I set-up the motor a few days prior.)
Did I fry something on the VESC that communicates with the motor? Maybe the motor itself went bad? The problem occurred when I applied some throttle to the board while it was laying on its back, so there was no load on the motor.
Please help. I’m not sure if this is a programming issue or a hardware issue.