Hello everyone! It’s my first post here. I have been reading a lot of threads and the time has come for the first question
While unplugging the battery that I was charging I shorted it against the aluminum case where I keep all the electronics under my board. You can see it here in the photo:
The Vesc was unplugged but still in the case and it could have touched the bottom of the case through the usb port or any other part. It does look completely fine and it doesn’t heat up when using it (with or without load).
At the same time I’m not managing to ride anymore because as soon as I get in the street and speed up the power cuts off after the first meter (this is the behavior I was getting with a discharged battery or on too steep uphill). I did try to change the battery but it behaves exactly the same way.
I tested it indoor in a sleek corridor and it was working just fine but in the street it just cuts off when I accelerate. At times I manage to do a few proper starts and then it starts cutting off again.
It seems like it’s not managing to handle medium high currents anymore… but from the outside it looks all fine.
Before replacing the Vesc, does anyone have an idea of what could have happened or what I should be looking into?