I haven’t tried it out yet, since i’ve moved to sensored motors i’ve been obsessed with Hybrid mode. But i recently ordered some panel mount micro and mini USB cables for my boards so when i get them back on my own i’m going to give in to my urge to randomly try different settings on things at a whim for science since i won’t have to drop my box and make a day of it anymore.
i just switched to hybrid last week, had some pretty bad issues with vesc cable…have you been using FOC at all? ive considered it after having so many vesc cutoutts… anyways not to derail your topic, i really want to try FOC though… i will have to read the faq on it first, i dont even know how to set it up yet =)
Haha, I remember when Jason and others would scoff at people for wanting to run sensored saying “Is it that hard to just kick?” I’ve always run sensored and wouldn’t do it any other way.
I believe @evoheyax runs 12s FOC on hubs and Ollin VESC4 (non-direct fets). I’m planning to run FOC as well (though on 10s, but still high eRPM) once I get my focboxes. Which VESCs are you planning to test with?
You may want to use the new vesc-tool, it is better at motor calibration than the bldc-tool. I also recommend using a 4.7uf and 2.2uf capacitor at c18 and c26. I have found a variety of caps performs better since different values perform better at different frequencies. Just something I have recently began exploring in order to optimize for FOC function.
I’ll see if i can get my hands on the new vesc tool this weekend.
One of the things i want to do with my boards is offer USB programming ports standard since the majority of my customers are enthusiasts and i either get them from forums like this or they end up here because i sent them here.
Which of course means i need to up my tuning game because the questions will follow, so i need to start getting into it a lot more instead of primarily creating and loading known good configs for particular scenarios. And people are asking about FOC which is something i’ve been too busy to explore more than just read a bit about it.
Oh forgot the links to these. They’re perfect for DIY builds. No more opening boards for programming. And they’re cheap.