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Motor making noise when braking


#1

hey guys, i recently finished my first electric longboard and everything is working great. the only problem i have had is when i brake pretty hard as i come to a stop the motor will make a clicking sound, if i feather the brake it doesnt do this. is this normal and will this hurt my motor?


#2

probably just belt skipping


#3

I agreee; it’s common if the braking force exceeds the grip of the belt. If you’ve got a VESC you can modify some settings to reduce braking force and it might mean less skipping.


#4

Belt skipping for 1 million dollars.


#5

Maybe clean everything up good and try to spray a little automotive belt dressing on it. That stuff always seems to make the belts grab better on the pulleys and conditions the rubber from getting brittle as fast. I’m talking from automotive experience, but the math checks out. :wink: