Hi eSk8 builders,
I’m hoping someone can help me with some guidance here. I am experiencing something I have not seen before.
I just put together a new build, and it starts ok, but then it seems to be braking on it’s own randomly. Sometimes even when I apply throttle.
At first, I was also getting remote signal drop outs very frequently, in addition to the random braking. I tried a different nyko kama nunchuck (I’ve never had any issues with either of these two remotes in the past) but the problem persisted. Then I thought it was a problem with the nunchuck receiver, so I swapped that out. The remote doesn’t drop out any more, but the braking still happens randomly, and rather frequently. Everytime it happens, giving it more throttle feels like it increases the braking force, and once the board brakes to a stop, the braking releases and the throttle becomes a throttle again. At least until 30 seconds or so later when it starts braking again.
I thought maybe it was an issue with the VESC, so I swapped it out with a new VESC, but still having the same problems. Both VESC’s were configured using the new BLDC tool. They are both 4.12 hardware with the latest firmware (3.34 if I recall correctly).
I dont see how this could be caused by anything other than the remote, receiver or the VESC, and since they have all been replaced and the glitch is still there, I am at a loss on what to do now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is it possible that there is a problem with the latest VESC firmware? I have looked online but have not seen anyone else reporting this.
Thank you in advance.