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Is the xt60 on this VESC the wrong way around?


#1

Can someone please confirm this for me but I’m fairly sure the XT60 on my VESC is the wrong way around?

I bought this VESC and I’ve been having trouble getting it to power my motor, when connected to the BLDC tool I don’t get any LED’s lighting up and attempting to connect to the BLDC tool would just tell me that there was a “firmware read response error”. Initially I thought it was an issue with the firmware so bought an st-link programmer and reuploaded the firmware following Vedder’s instructions which seemed to all go as planned, LED’s lit up etc. But afterwards, I plugged it back into my motor/battery/usb cable and tried to connect it to the bldc tool again and I got the same result. No lights, nothing.

Could this be why?..


#2

Yep, it’s backwards. Where did you get this from?


#3

Not sure if I should say at this stage? The guy has been very helpful with everything so far so I don’t want to give him bad rep for what was likely a silly mistake.

Last time I plugged it into my space cell it also made a decent sized spark very briefly, what’re the chances of the VESc being ruined? I haven’t tested the VESC since but the battery seems to be ok, the fuse didn’t blow and it still reads the same voltage as before.


#4

If the vesc doesn’t have reverse polarity protection, then it’s possible that it may have been damaged. The seller definitely should fix or replace it.


#5

Is it worth plugging it back in once I’ve swapped the polarity to test it?


#6

I don’t see why not. If it’s already damaged, then I don’t see you making things worse, but I’m no expert.


#7

Anyone need a job? It pays $10 an hour and I have a position opening today!

Really sorry for the inconvenience Let me know the prognosis on that VESC and I can send a replacement if needed.


#8

What’s the job @chaka ? :slight_smile:


#9

soldering connectors on the right way apparently.


#10

I was only joking a little, I try to run a tight ship but I would never send someone walking over a little mistake.

I do have plans on expanding and possibly moving into a larger building. I’m not sure how many people would want to move to a little town in the middle of the desert but I will be looking for people who just want to ride and build sweet decks.


#11

Lol, you got me… Why do some people perfer XT60 connectors over HXT?


#12

size?



#13

yeah totally just take an xacto and an iron to that and flip it around.

I have a drawer full of XT60s that i’ve taken off of things because i don’t use them. I’m starting to see that i’m pretty much the only person alive not using them. I just got another set of 6S Favs from DIY and even they have them now, but thank god they upped the phase leads to 5.5mm bullets from 4mm bullets.


#14

Did the spell checker change ESCs to Favs? Or is that some part I’ve never heard of yet


#15

Favourite is a company that makes ESCs. I have been using their 6S 120amp models from DIY for over a year now and i like them for the most part when i’m not frying them. They have a catchy beep code and they perform really well.


#16

I have some sweet 6s BMS modules stashed away somewhere :wink:


#17

That would make a lovely addition to my rat board. I’d have to refactor the box but that’s how i stay in practice! PM me what you want for it and the specs.

I’m about to order a couple of 12S BMSs as well. Got any of those laying around?


#18

The only trouble is you might trigger the over-current protection unless you used a 44 tooth wheel pulley on the 6s module. It would work well on something geared to go 20-25mph. If you paired it with a vesc you could gear it to go faster.

All my 12s modules are spoken for but I plan on stocking them in my shop very soon.

I’ll check my inventory on the 6s BMS, I need to make sure I leave one for myself, have a little pocket cruiser in the works for my 3 year old.


#19

You’re not the only one @longhairedboy! I don’t use xt60s. I use Dean’s connectors! I’m so retro!


#20

Someone who uses deans for once! I thougfht I was the only one.