New new question:
Unfortunately, I now have yet another issue. Figured I’d keep using this thread rather than making new ones.
I’ve been riding around on the build for a few days now without issue, until earlier tonight. Going down a hill at low speeds, my brakes cut out for a second. I hopped off, picked the board up, revved it a couple times, and found no issues. Hopped back on, rode a bit further. A couple minutes later, again going very slowly on flat ground, I seemed to lose power completely for a few moments. I glided for a bit, and when I tried to break, there was a short delay as though the VESC has just rebooted.
Coming home, I hooked it up to my computer, booted up the terminal, and was greeted with this:
I immediately looked around for other abs_over_current faults on the forums but what struck me was that I haven’t seen any with a current spike as high as mine showed.
Any idea what could be causing this? To my memory, I didn’t do anything that could be considered a high load on my ride tonight. Everything was at very low speeds.
Second old question:
Edit: Bonus question: I’ve got a dual setup over CAN running FOC and when it first boots up, everything works great. The problem is, if I let the system sit for a few minutes idle, the slave VESC’s motor doesn’t spin anymore while the master’s still works fine. Is there a reason for this?
Original old question:
I’m trying to avoid voiding any warranties so I’ve come up with a sort of makeshift solution that looks like this:
Essentially, I jammed the edge of the FOCBOX connector into one of the gaps in the prongs of the 5.5 mm connector. There’s good enough contact that allow for motor detection and I’ve got it spinning without load just fine. My concern is, will the connectors be able to handle the current at full load like this, or does there need to be a more substantial connection?
If it’s ok, I would electrical tape it real tight, or maybe hot glue it or something, to make sure the connectors don’t get separated. Appreciate any feedback!