@dogeatgod I did some testing this weekend. Here’s what I found: if I’m moving at a slow speed, and I push the brake trigger a little too hard, I can reliably trigger the VESC to shutdown and reboot.
The same thing happened when I was using a nunchuck, but it is less problematic and easier to control with the GT2B. But it still should be fixed!
My hypothesis is that the the amount of incoming energy from the motor during braking\regen is exceeding the threshold set in BLDC Tool, so the vesc shuts down to protect itself. I am running a pretty high reduction ratio of 14:60, so that may contribute (the motor spins faster than a typical eskate while coasting and braking). I don’t think this is related to max battery capacity settings, because it happens even when the battery is half depleted.
Anyone with more VESC experience have thoughts about this? @chaka @elkick ? I’m not exactly sure which setting should be modified, but I’m thinking it is “motor min” and “batt min” per this thread by @onloop.
If I’m careful with the brake (i.e. I don’t push it too hard) I can safely ride as it is, but it would be better to dial in the settings so that it less likely to happen.
I’m going to try reducing the braking force to see if it plays better with the pulse width min of GT2B. Will report back.
BTW - the shutdown\restart only happens at very slow speeds or a stop. If I pushed the brake trigger at a high speed I get belt skipping or I get tossed off!