So I’ve been wondering alot why we are not building electric longboard with serious EV controller similar to the one used on ebike for instance. I believe they are more ready product, made for the abuse and distance while price wise they’re quite the same with VESC. Okay the size might be larger, but I believe it’s all just about the case.
- How complicated it’s to swap ESC with EV controller?
- How much part / components would be required to complete a running longboard?
- Can it still be controlled with standard G2TB / RC remote?
- How difficult? or what are the reasons why we’re not doing it?
I’ve seen one nice company in US at least offering also FOC sensored ev controller with similar featured to VESC. They also offer sensorless one without FOC yet, but small enough to be fitted under longboard. They are also waterproof with configurable options.
Currently there is Alienpowersystem.com who already sells ev controller and there is also Kellycontroller.com that sells really wide variety range of EV controller. This doesn’t include many more shady chinese ev controller manufacturer.
I’am asking because I would like to find another option for VESC replacement. I still consider VESC the best among other ESC, but for many reason it just simply doesn’t feel robust / reliable enough yet. Repair is also really hard with components that are quite expensive and difficult with SMT method.