Right. Basically, a couple of months ago I received a faulty VESC. To summarize, I was never able to make this thing respond to anything - not even light up. My experience with it ended when the capacitors discharged in an explosive manner.
Basically, after balance charging my batteries, I attempted to connect to it (w/ antispark connectors) and everything went wrong.
I followed the manual exactly. Shortly after connecting (2-3 seconds) my 8S Li-Po, the VESC got extremely hot and the capacitors on the VESC exploded and flames/smoke exited through the end of the capacitor. The VESC got covered in some form of liquid (probably from the capacitors) and was very warm. The connector and heat shrink also shows this.
Now I’m looking to see if I can get this thing back in shape. Here is a photo.
I took the old broken capacitors of. I’m not sure if the actual VESC-body in functional. I’m under the impression that the capacitors were incorrectly soldered.
Here is a photo I took while it was in the heatshrink.
My question is: Does it appear damaged? Can I test it on PC without capacitors? Any idea on what went wrong?