So, I know everyone freaks out on 60k erpm. But I use 10s5a, sk3 260kv (265kv in reality), and if I limit @ 60k, it bottle necks my battery and speed by 7k erpm.

So, I raised to 65k erpm cuz focbox possibly has less noise, and faster fet than original 4.12

I free spin it and no problem, and I don’t think I can hit that number any time soon, but useful on busy road knowin that u can move a side as quick as car

Theoretical speed is 70khm, I 've hit 51kmh so far, couldn’t find any longer road to test yet.

Braking is bit of an issue at this speed tho, either too much stress on belts, or bad braking.

Anyways, I’m successfully using 65K erpm. tho I can’t validate this as I need to reach 70khm which probably not possible on flat due to lack of torque and air resistance.

Bottom line: going over 60k is not only inefficient but not necessary.

You are using a single motor and 9mm belt width to break at 51? Scary…

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I changed some stuff of course. now I’m using 15/36 15mm belt single 97mm

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According to that ratio you’d have to go 66kph to reach 60k erpm

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find a good space with run off, go WOT, you know for science, and let us know what happens :innocent:


oh is it? I must miss something in my calculations. tnx

for sure. I will to put this thing to the limit😆

A focbox is a vesc4, is a vesc4, is a vesc4. Did I mention it’s a vesc4? Lol It’ll die just like the rest, might just take a couple extra miles.

Yeah. A forum member created this to figure speed in erpm

have u tired urself? lol? I’m just curious if it will indeed die. cuz the limit is based on experience. i heard safe limit is up to 70k absolute safe is 60k.

tnx I will reach 70khm according to this. but probably won’t due to air resistance Unless I go really steep hill.

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All I’m saying is don’t rely on the focbox being more capable than a “standard” vesc4. It has no functionality beyond that of 4.12.

Okay, i acknowledged.

If you fry it I’ll fix it for less than $80 :wink:

Tnx for offer😃 but I I live in canada. if that’s okay

I’m in NYC :slight_smile:

80$ WTF it is like stealing people


BTW @onepunchboard Don’t always listen to other The FocBox is a improve version of the 4.12…

Actually I’ve try it in FOC over 85k erpm on a e-bike, but since it was unofficial, I won’t recommand it after more testing.


oh Johnny, I know I heard about u. I know the prices NW haha. he probably joking around cuz enertion’s Warrent… I still doubt it will die on 65k. people beating this vesc a lot. specially for many bikers.


Here is Update,

My DRV is not fried still, But, with 65k erpm, the motor hits 70k+ time to time, when I loose traction over cracks.

This either, goes ABS over so I up the abs then, DRVfault(Temporary and does not show up in terminal)

So I changed back too 60k erpm, cuz it starts to becoming safety concerns,

I think the sudden increase of rpm loose counting from the vesc,

Bottom line: gradual increase of erpm seems to work fine in FOCBOX. However real life testing shows it’s not very stable.

Now I’m :cry:

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