Help, my motor gets hot very quick

Hi My motor get heat really quickly like if I ride like around 35mph 40 for like 10min my motor go to 86c easy I can still touch them but is very hot and the board slow down I have the temperature cutoff start at 90c but when I it 85 86 I have no speed no torque

And if I ride more easily the motor still go to 80c Belt are not to tie correct in place the screw for the motor don’t touche anything My set up is 12s7p motor sk3 192 sensored Gear 62t 15t wheel 7inch Motor 60 -60A Battery 50A -15 Erpm 100000 W 15000 Vec6 I have another board almost the them except the sk3 are not sensored the wheel are 8inch the gear are 66 15 and the motor don’t get to worm I’m going to look at it tomorrow Any advice Thank you

if you want exactly the same performance but less heat, get motors with the same kv but lower electrical resistance (generally larger physical size)

if you’re willing to sacrifice acceleration for less heat try lowering your battery limit from 50a -> 40a and/or motor limit to 60a -> 50a (or lessen the current limits by some other amount.)

another way to get less heat for the same acceleration is increase your gear reduction ratio, but this will lessen your top speed proportionately.


Yes it what I was thinking go down to 50 for the motor I hope I don’t lose to much torque But do you think I have some problem or is just the way it is the motor get hot

one last way to get the same thrust/acceleration with less heat is use smaller wheel diameter, but again this will lower your top speed like changing the gear ratio.

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Yes is the problem bc I have 8inch and go down to 7inch love the torque but don’t like the top speed I was thinking go to 16t motor but bc my motor heat I think is a bad idea

But the think I want to know is if I have a problem or is just the way is it Bc lot of people I know use 62t 16t And the set up is 60 -60 Battery 30 I know is almost half as my -10 And 60000erpm and is look like they do heat to much And my second board also have the same set up at th one heat up and I have not problem I was thinking I have some problem

here is some related info from another thread (relating to changing the battery current limit)

take a look at the green line, bottom middle chart (ohmic heating watts)… this is for changing only the 60a battery limit to 30a battery limit.

notice the effect the change has on your thrust in pounds (red line, bottom left chart – vehicle thrust in pounds, 2 motors) – in this scenario the rider can still reach the same top speed on a 10% slope (yellow line, bottom left chart), but the acceleration is less with 30a battery vs 60a battery.

that’s more of an indication of a problem, but i’m not sure exactly what’s causing the problem…


Ok thank you But is look like the problem is more how I set it up my vesc to a mechanical problem I can fix and stay with the same set up

What problem do you think it will be give me some exemple Thank you

if one motor was getting much hotter than the other on the same board i’d suspect maybe a short in the motor windings…

but if both motors on the same board are getting equally warm, and you have another board with the same setup and those motors stay cooler, i’d suspect the motors on the board that’s getting warmer have higher electrical resistance due to the way they’re constructed… such as would be the case if the windings were a thinner gauge wire but with the same # of turns to keep the kv the same. less copper in the motor makes things get warmer for the same performance.

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Ok thank you so much The only thing I can do is go down for my battery or my motor :sob::sob::sob: or charge motor and go hight kv

you wouldn’t need higher kv… you’d want the same kv for same performance… but lower electrical resistance (generally larger physical size motor same kv with more copper) for less heat but the same torque.

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Do you mean it still gets hot when riding slow/normal from start without hills or racing?

I would say it’s a short in the windings or cables inside the motor like @professor_shartsis mentioned. I don’t think it’s your gearing or settings.

Remove the belt and spin the motor by hand, do you feel any resistance?

I had the same happening with 2 motors. They reached 80 °C within 4 minutes easy cruising. I realized there is some resistance when spinning, but not comparable to the resistance when holding 2 phase wires together.

When I moved the phase wires the resistance was sometimes gone. So there was some kind of short inside the motors. Got them replaced.

Your motor is not sealed so it should never get hot. I can ride 2-3 hours non stop (Urban Carver, dual 6355) and the motors are not even warm.

But on the MTB with sealed motors it’s different.

When I ride relax and carving everything look ok And I test to spin the motor is look like is normal

Ok so no short :grin:

35-40 mph is damn fast :crazy_face:, ride slower or decrease max motor amps