i’m converting an eovan over as their customer support wasn’t the best and the company has since went down. I bought a mboards dv4s and it came with some connectors and cables. i’m new to this and don’t know what’s what. some of its pretty obvious eg. the bullet connectors, power button, bluetooth connector etc. I have some cables which I have no idea what they are for.
i’m planning on using the original eovan motors and need to convert them to use bullet connectors and sensor cables. the bullet connectors are easy enough but I don’t know what sensor cable goes in each pin of the connector as well as if the wires that were included were motor sensor cables.
Look for the model number on your esc & google it + pinout, if nothing comes back maybe email the company asking for one. Or crack the case open & see if pinout is printed onto the pcb
It could be the case that the 4pin header on the esc is for the power button & the button supplied is only 3 pin. The missing pin is likely for Illumination, if your button doesn’t look like it has an LED in it that makes sense.
But posting a picture of the breakout would be best
mr60’s do indeed need soldered. real g’s can perform such feats with a bic lighter and a nail.
That’s awesome! I actually did the same thing here:
DV4S and all.
If you’re not yet confident enough, it’s possible you may be able to find an RC hobby shop willing to do it for you. Soldering is certainly an incredibly useful skill for this and many other hobbies (or a way of life for @b264) though most people here, me included, would recommend you start practicing.
Yes, there are occasionally changes in the pinout between versions of the same speed controller, it is worth checking either:
1: if you already have the DV4S, look at the ESC itself, each individual pin is labeled on the top.
2: if you can’t physically check the DV4S itself, you can likely email mboards support to get confirmation that the pinout from their website matches the version that you have.
its the way you mentioned soldering being a required skill and then suggested the mr60’s. I thought they might have been some sort of friction snap on connection or something. as for soldering I haven’t done a ton but am confident I can make it half decent. the bullet connectors I filled with solder and have cut the wire to length, heated the connector full of solder and pushed the cable into it securing it in place.
the thing I need to read up on is the sensor cables and how to get them in that connector.
does yours not have the 3 pin connector on the far right? and did yours arrive with a power button with a cable already installed with it? mine came with a power button with a 3 pin connector. not a hell of a lot of information for any of this stuff.
I believe your uart port and switch port are separate like this picture.
Notice on the far right of the mboards picture there’s a port with pins: SW 5V and GND
Does your DV4S have the SW pin inside the uart port (8pin like mine) or does yours have a separate 3pin port for SW 5V and GND like in the picture from mboards?
sorry I just saw your response. for some reason i’ve not been getting any notifications. esc has 3 pin connector that sits on the far right like in the picture. I dont have any label for sw anywhere else.