So I’ve bought a few remotes over the last few months. Not all of the available options, but quit a few. I figured I’d give my impressions for any new people. Just to be clear, these are are ONLY the remotes I have used and liks to where I got them. There are multiple sources for many of these, I linked where I got them. I also want to mention that I am partial to thumb trigger remotes, they feel more natural to me and they tend to be smaller than the other options.
Miami Electric Boards Remote (Benchwheel)
This remote has a Cruise and a Full mode. I typically use Cruise mode as it lengthens the ramp up.
The white labels you see on the sides are mine, they do not come on the remote.
I would suggest that if you are going to by a Benchwheel remote, by the MEB remote and support one of the few vendors in this community. If you purchase this one make sure you select the item with the receiver, you can buy only the remote or the remote & receiver.
It has a beginner mode (the switch just below the thumb trigger, up position), I normally use it, then just switch it off when I want to go fast or stop quickly. It has a CH2 switch (bottom front), but I havent tried it yet. I will eventually when I settle on the front lights I want. It also has a “Throttle Mirror Mode” which is used to reverse the Throttle/Brake on the thumb trigger. Its very feature rich, the most feature rich of all the remotes I have used.
The first time I connected Enertion Nano-X and had binding issues. I moved the RX away from the VESC and issues are gone. I don’t know if that’s because of proximity to the VESC or if the connector cable needs to be straight (looped wire, induction effect?). I’ve turned it ON/OFF over a dozen times, no issues at all.
[TorqueBoards 2.4ghz Nano Remote Controller] (diy-electric-skateboard-kits-parts/torqueboards-2-4ghz-nano-remote-controller/) (Winning)
In closing, I think the Enertion Nano-X and the MEB Remote are tied for the ‘Best Remote’. I really like the feel of the MEB/Benchwheel remote the best, but its not much better. The features of the Enertion Nano-X are pretty sweet. Both have triggers that are smooth as butter and both are pretty inexpensive.