Been reading a lot of posts on this blog http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/ (you should check it out, super fascinating stuff). And he talks about using this controller for his brushless motors (some of which he builds himself…). So I looked into it and although they are somewhat more expensive than the VESC, I would imagine they are 100x more reliable (false economy and all that). Have any of you looked into these or tried them out?
They have a long list of features, here are some highlights from the one I was looking at: • Support three modes of regenerative braking: brake switch regen, release throttle regen, 0-5V analog signal variable regen. • Configurable limit for motor current and battery current. • Support torque mode, speed mode, and balanced mode operation. • Battery protection: current cutback, warning and shutdown at configurable high and low battery voltage. • Rugged aluminum housing for maximum heat dissipation and harsh environment. • Rugged high current terminals, and rugged aviation connectors for small signal. • Thermal protection: current cut back, warning and shutdown on high temperature. • Current multiplication: Take less current from battery, output more current to motor. • Standard PC/Laptop computer to do programming. No special tools needed. • User program provided. Easy to use. No cost to customers. They have a whole range of these so you can get the exact one you need/want