after buying a Lou board I want to replace the ESC with a Focbox I have around. What bothers me though is that in order to turn the VESC off/on I have to use an AntiSpark switch somewhere in my circuit. Why is that though? Why doesn’t the VESC have a small switch that can turn the power supply for its “brain” components off or on? The current can’t be high so even the tiniest switch would suffice. There should be no need for an AS when I only rarely disconnect the battery. The Lou even has a push to wake the ESC function - that is awesome and eliminates an additional part.
What i also don’t understand is why even a redesign of VESC6 like uses additional FETs just for the sake of turning the VESC on and off - is that really necessary?
Well I hope someone can help me understand - there is probably a reason and I really want to know.