EDIT: Looks like the temperature reading was was off (113C when idle) and that was causing the vesc to not want to spin the motor. Bumping up the mofset max temp made it spin but this isn’t really a fix since i have no idea what the actual temperature of the chip is. It looks like a hardware defect with the VESC, shouldn’t be too hard to fix and they offered to replace it so I’ll probably go with one of those two options.
Sorry if you see these all the time (I’m sure that’s the case given how many of these threads I’ve read and still couldn’t fix my issue). I have my VESC set at pretty standard settings. Just changed the battery cutoff start to 33V (which is way lower than my current voltage of 38V on my 10s4p battery). I tried running it with both the stock and Ackmaniac firmwares and had the same results (it’s the hw4.12 vesc from diyelectricskateboards). My motor is a 192kv 6374 turnigy sk3 if that makes any difference. Tried various minimum erpms. Not sure what’s wrong, when I run motor detection, the motor doesn’t even react, it just sits there and after a few seconds outputs a detection failed message.
I’m using this config and I can see the motor spinning in realtime data (when I spin it with my hand) so the connection is probably good enough for it to at least try to spin it up:
Is there anything I’m doing wrong? First time using a VESC