It’s been a while since I’ve looked into the (VESC-based) ESC market (or eskate parts in general) and it seems like I can get any of the following for around the same price.
Which is best in your opinion? Assuming I go with MakerX, would there be any reason to choose something like the DV6 Pro over the D75 that can seemingly handle more voltage? Also, what’s the difference between Go-FOC/VESC 6 based hardware other than higher voltage limits?
MakerX DV6 Pro
Spintend UBox V2 75/100v
Right now the plan is a 12s pneumatic street build so any of them should work but that may well change before I’m finished. Any input would be appreciated.
They’re based on different hw/fw designs. I’m not sure how much difference it makes in practice, but I did have trouble getting a davega to work with the d75 and I put it down to hw/fw conpatibility issues. (Completely unfounded and untested speculation btw)
Oh - yeah nothing obvious like that. My uneducated guess is that it’s more to do with the PCB assembly and testing than anything else. I think all ESCs have some rate of failure direct from the factory, and the testing policy is what usually catches that. Lacroix has historically been good about that compared to other brands, so I’m not sure why Jackson gets faulty ones out of the box.
Interesting! I figured it would be a no-brainer to go for the more “future-proof” (higher voltage) option seeing as though I couldn’t spot any obvious reasons not to. But hw/fw compatibility issues might change that.