Hey Everyone! I posted on here earlier, and got some great and super useful advice. Basically, I am in the process of building my first esk8, but I’m trying to, for the most part, avoid off-the-shelf components (just for the fun of it). After doing more research, these are some of the components I shortlisted, and wanted to see if there were any immediate red flags in any of them:
- 16S4P; 60V; 3000W; 12Ah
- Uses 18650 cells
- 30A Continuous Discharge; 50A Instantaneous Discharge
- 24-36 Volt; 2970W
- Officially rated at 200 KV
- 0.8A-2.2A (High Current at 120A)
- Includes Hall Effect Sensor
- 14 Poles
As for the motor controllers, I’m considering a generic dual VESC.
- Do the specs seem okay/compatible? Is there anything I’m missing or that I should be considering?
- What benefits does a VESC provide over a generic BLDC controller?
- A lot of the VESCs I’ve seen accept up to 60V, but they specify the battery pack should be up to 12 or 13s. How does this have a significant impact, and if I use one does it mean I’d have to adhere to that number?
- I was also considering another motor where I can choose the kV to my liking. However, it requires significantly more current (4600W). I just assumed that the battery pack I found wouldn’t be able to power that and disregarded it. Is this assumption correct?
Thank you so much for reading this and helping me. If any other information is needed please let me know!