I really need some help to figure out why things fail, and fail, and fail, regardless of the design.
It seems like more people than I can count tried the torqueboards anti spark switch with bad results, including myself. There was even a thread created about them failing and many many others chimed in to share their experience. I tried multiple myself, some died a day later, some died within seconds of getting hooked up (not shorted).
I thought maybe it was just this design, so I tried @JdogAwesome’s power switch. Everything worked good again for a day and then, same issue. So he found a problem, fixed it, and sent me another one. This one died almost instantly.
With @goldenHusky working on upgrades of the vedder anti-spark switch, I decided to try a 3x direct fet version. All was good for over a month. I used it day in and day out, no issues, until one day, the power switch, a capacitor, and my bluetooth module suddenly blew out at the same time on a steep hill at moderate speed.
So I sent it to the drv wizard, @JohnnyMeduse, to get fixed along with some vescs. Got ti back, and all was good. And now while setting up a new complete with one of my sample decks, before I could even get all of the electronics working (including new motors I’m currently winding), it blew again.
6 power switches, 3 designs, and running everything within specification, and still… Can’t get a power switch that works. And I don’t see anyone publicly working on a solution.
My only option at this point is an xt90 loop key. But an led power switch can drastically change a product like mine, where one of the main goals has been to stream line the board into looking more like a normal longboard.
Are there any engineers in the community who want to take on building a power switch?
If someone wants to build it on their own: great. If someone wants to work with me, we can work out a deal.
The goal though is to get rid of this problem that I and many others have had that really takes away from what builders can create.
Thoughts, comments, and onions are welcomed below!
P.S. Not trying to put either of your 3 on blast. Thank you all for your work on attempting to bring anti spark power switches to the community. I wish we could find the problem, tweak the design, and get rid of the bugs, once and for all.