Got a Benchwheel about a month ago, it’s been working great up until now but I’m running into some issues, mainly going uphill.
For the most part, it’s great on a flat surface.
I’m using the board to travel the last mile to work, which includes a pretty steep incline.
Originally, this board hit that hill with no issues. Now, after putting roughly 30 miles on the board, it’s failing up the hill.
So, the question is, what part is failing?
Has the battery capacity diminished?
One or both motors faulty?
Does the ESC somehow lose their capability after some use?
When I test the board flipped upside down, both wheels turn but the left one is slightly “slower?” As in, when I give it full throttle and let go, the left wheel / motor comes to a stop first and the right wheel / motor seems to coast a bit longer.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Already referenced these posts:
I should note, I know building a custom board with legit parts is the best way to go. I get that. I just needed a board right away and didn’t have the luxury of building-failing-redesigning-rebuilding a board.
The board has two individual ESCs running each motor…
If it was the battery…you would see it effect both motors…
ESCs either work or don’t work usually …
So, in this case could be the belt rubbing the wheel…could be a loose phase wire, it could be an internal motor short …
The first two can be easily identified … The motor short…well…you can flip it over and observe if you see any type of spark inside the motor while it’s running or feel it is harder to turn compared to the other motor…
So, on the ride back I noticed there’s resistance when standing still. While stopped I was just kicking the board forward and backwards and it felt like the brakes were on. Definitely feels like some kind of short.
@thisguyhere is there any way to swap the motor phase wires to the opposite motors? if the weird motor Behavior switches sides when you do that it’s probably an ESC issue. otherwise, if it stays the same then it’s probably a motor / drivetrain issue.
As far as I can tell, all of the wires seems well connected, can’t really see any shorts happening. Took everything out of the case to see if there’s anything obvious with the electronics, but nothing.
As @Mobutusan suggested, I’ll try swapping the phase wires and see if that has any impact.
have you tried top notch ceramic bearings as well ,i assume you keep your bearings in top notch condition .like i do ,7 of course ABEC 9 PLUS I USE 11 BUT I DONT THINK CERAMICS HAVE A ABEC NUMBER SO,
seriously my benchwheel has the best ceramic bearings and it make such a difference ,what are you using to modify the battery pack ,
DID YOU SORT IT ?