Need Help for my DiY

Hey there, One year ago i had my first electric board. Was great but poor quality chinese board. After long tought I now know I won’t ever buy again a pre build board. Because it will always be less reliable than a DIY board, and also this is not who I am.I like when i build things and that I know how to repair and maintain in a good shape. So I live in Paris,France so the town is not very steep hilled, just a few 11/15% hills. There.s only montmartre with more hill. However my need is for a single motor since I wan’t range more than incredible torque and power. I just need to go at least 30 km /h cruising with peaks at 40 km/h to avoid cars and different traffic problems. I had this problem with my first board, not enought speed to ensure security in the traffic. And i wan’t a board that does not exeed 6 or 7 KG since I will need to lift it quite often. ( the board I had was incredebly low weight 5 kg and that was purely amazing) So my plan is : Since i.m not an experienced builder I wan’t to buy the carbon deck of enertion http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/carbon-fiber-electric-skateboard-deck/ I like the fact that all the component are in the deck, more convinient and even tho the carbon deck will be stiff it’s not a problem for me since I wan.t a light board, and I don’t mind the stiff deck. The battery I will also go for enertion space cell because it’s convinient, well reviewed and has a very large capacity with a single drive I can go at least 25 km ! ( real world range from an enertion raptor user with dual so I can except even more. http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/spare-raptor-battery/ I was told that the VESC of enertion are great ( even the best for some peoples ) so I bought this one. . http://www.enertionboards.com/electric-skateboard-parts/vesc-standard/

I also choosed the enertion Mono Drive kit with R Spec motor but I will change the wheels to abec flywheels

And my main concern is the remote, can I use with no concern about safety any 2,4 Controller with the vesc of enertion ? I Ordered this one


It’s the micro remote

So I already recieved the VESC but I don’t know very much. How will I plug the reciever of the micro remote to the VESC ? And how will i plug in the motor since there’s no golden female wires like on the video of the build ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1kqiC0hzVc ) ?

And i’ll also need to know what I should expect, I mean will I have to program the VESC ? Actualy I’d like to to set up the acceleration since I wan’t a smooth one and a smooth braking. And is ther’s some little stuff that I will need, some extra wires etc… ? please tell me all you know ! Thank you very much for reading, and I hope you will help me to build my board :slight_smile: Ps excuse my bad english i learned by myself so grammar & stufff…

You can use any rc transmitter with a PWM signal. Your choosen controller will work.[quote=“ElskerShadow, post:1, topic:12191”] How will I plug the reciever of the micro remote to the VESC ? [/quote]

You need a female to female servo cable: http://www.hangarone.co.nz/images/1313-500x500.jpg Plug it in like this: http://esk8content.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/uploads/db2454/optimized/2X/d/d2f73575e4cebb449055709cd9f93063e04c1e9a_1_375x500.jpg[quote=“ElskerShadow, post:1, topic:12191”] nd how will i plug in the motor since there’s no golden female wires [/quote]

You need to buy 5,5mm female bullet connectors. (The enertion r-spec motor uses 5,5mm male plugs). When you have the bullet connectors you need to solder them to the motor cables.[quote=“ElskerShadow, post:1, topic:12191”] And i’ll also need to know what I should expect, I mean will I have to program the VESC ? [/quote]

Yes you have to set it up properly. If you make mistakes you will destroy your VESC. so be careful and search in this foum for additional information!

Thank you so much ! You help a lot :slight_smile:

[quote=“DeathCookies, post:2, topic:12191”] You need to buy 5,5mm female bullet connectors. (The enertion r-spec motor uses 5,5mm male plugs). When you have the bullet connectors you need to solder them to the motor cables.

Is this good ? https://www.amazon.fr/ZIMO-Connecteur-Femelle-Connecteurs-Electriques/dp/B01LBDUFHW/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1477926068&sr=1-5&keywords=connecteur+prise+fiche+banane+male+femelle+4mm

Thank you for all your help, I will look on the forum for the VESC set up, I must do it when I’ll have the motor and the battery or it can be done before ?

No, you have found 4mm connectors but you need 5,5mm connectors. Here are the correct ones.

You can setup the VESC partially when you have any power source. But i would recommend that you will set up it with your normal battery you are going to use.

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On doing initial VESC setup (especially motor detection), wasn’t the recommendation to use a low current and low voltage bench supply? I vaguely remember using a supply limited to 12v @ maybe 3 amps…

That was only on first boot/firmware flash i think.

I just got my Enertion VESC sorted out yesterday, I made sure my batteries were charged (running 6s) and when I hooked everything up, the VESC had the latest 2.18 firmware - but would not detect my motor. So i reflashed and made sure my battery settings were correct and everything started working.