It looks like the DRV8302 of my VESC has suffered a massive failure. It was purchased from Enertion earlier this year and wasn’t ridden particularly hard. I started braking, the board came to a halt and never restarted. My friend told me that some smoke had come out and here’s what I found:
I saw a few comments about bad capacitors triggering that issue. My questions are:
- Is there a most likely cause to this issue?
- How can I ensure it doesn’t happen again with a new VESC?
HW config details:
Motor: 3.2kW 63mm motor:
KV: 170 MAX POWER: 3200W WIRE WINDS: 10 MAX AMP: 80A MAX VOLT: 10S RESISTANCE: .56 NO LOAD CURRENT: 1,4
2x 5s in series 8000 mAh 30C discharge 5C max charge rate