My board died on me last week; I’m guessing it’s because I was running a TB VESC (in FOC) on 10S using a Turnigy 245kv motor. I’m thinking of upgrading to an Ollin VESC and replacing the motor with a Turnigy 168kv.
The voltage rating on the 168kv motor is 12S. I’m going to keep my 10S setup. I’m wondering if I’m putting my hardware, particularly my VESC, at risk by doing so.
I know it is safe to run a motor with lower voltage, it just won’t reach its full potential and it may run a bit hotter. I’m concerned that the VESC will fry because the motor might draw max current too quickly. This should be limited by the VESC program, but I just want to run this by everyone before I spend another $300.