The first two look the most promising, especially the very first one. This thread is about that first one for the A200S 16S 200A. This is the link specifically for the A200S 16s 200A: https://vesc-project.com/node/339
One of the first submissions detailing what the project is has a link to the schematics and BOM files so one could reproduce this if they wanted.
These are being made in small batches, I believe they have 20 made so far and are selling them for £400, or $561.96, and will increase to £450, or $631.84, so they’re quite expensive and only getting more so…
With the recent success of the ESCape and B-Box, which are produced and sold for more than half, and in the DIY kits, almost a quarter the cost of the VESC 6, I was wondering if anyone might be able to try and reproduce this high powered VESC, which would allow powering motors up to 16s, and from private messages I’ve had with the maker, he says it is actually capable of even 18s, but a bit safer in 16s, but with more testing, and possibly some small modifications, it could be made to support up to 18s regularly.
I know the majority of the DIY community has no need for an ESC that goes above 12s, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any who do want this, but for most of us, paying that kind of money for just one ESC simply isn’t feasible… Now I certainly am not able to make one of these, let alone even understand the schematics, but I have to believe that if it’s possible to make a HW6 VESC for the prices that our independent developers have shown it’s possible to do, well then I have to believe that the same applies to this higher powered VESC. Now I’m sure this one will be a bit more expensive than the ESCape or B-Box, but I am hoping that the amount of savings that is potentially possible by remanufacturing this in the same way as the ESCape and B-Box were developed will make this something that many of us could soon consider and not break the bank getting one.
If we’re able to have these types of high powered ESC’s and thus could use much more powerful motors like an 80100 for example, well, I think that would be a big step forward in this hobby. You could have one 80100 with a shaft long enough to power both wheels, thus only requiring one ESC. That would save you money, and simplify setup because you wouldn’t have to fiddle with connecting two ESC’s and require less cable as well.
Anyways, I just thought I’d bring this up and see if anyone else is interested in something like this? I would love to have a few of these, and I don’t think I’m the only one.