Been reading a lot of posts on this blog http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/ (you should check it out, super fascinating stuff). And he talks about using this controller for his brushless motors (some of which he builds himself…). So I looked into it and although they are somewhat more expensive than the VESC, I would imagine they are 100x more reliable (false economy and all that). Have any of you looked into these or tried them out?
They have a long list of features, here are some highlights from the one I was looking at:
• Support three modes of regenerative braking: brake switch regen, release throttle regen, 0-5V analog signal variable regen.
• Configurable limit for motor current and battery current.
• Support torque mode, speed mode, and balanced mode operation.
• Battery protection: current cutback, warning and shutdown at configurable high and low battery voltage.
• Rugged aluminum housing for maximum heat dissipation and harsh environment.
• Rugged high current terminals, and rugged aviation connectors for small signal.
• Thermal protection: current cut back, warning and shutdown on high temperature.
• Current multiplication: Take less current from battery, output more current to motor.
• Standard PC/Laptop computer to do programming. No special tools needed.
• User program provided. Easy to use. No cost to customers.
They have a whole range of these so you can get the exact one you need/want