In the process of building my son’s board, which happens to be my first DIY. I’m in need of connecting the VX1 white wire to the battery to relay its percentage.
Would I solder the white wire to the battery positive lead, or to the switches positive lead?
Thanks so much! Just a small incision to reveal the wire and solder onto that. Correct? @Skyart
Thats usualy what I do, and then wrap it with some electrical or liquid tape
That was my follow up question. Going to use electrical tape for that part.
Make sure you use like 3m electrical tape or something good, the cheaper stuff i notice sometimes slides
Thanks for the quick reply. While I have you, what loctite do you typically use for motors? I have 242 but not sure if its strong enough.
Loctite 290 works well for the motor bolts and doesn’t need to be applied before assembly, unlike all the other kinds.
I’ve liked blue loctite since it’s semi permanent and I can make adjustments after the fact but I can see @b264 is replying and he is the god of epoxy/chemicals on this forum
god I am not
I’m just a dude that tries not to polllute, to the extent possible
esk8 helps me a lot in that goal
God or not, you know your shit baha
Is there any issue with using Loctite Blue 242 for the motor mounts, set screw, as long as I let it set before riding?
You could try it, but no reasonable human can wait 2 days to ride an esk8 they just got done building. It just doesn’t happen.
Best thing is to ride it immediately for 100 meters with no Loctite and make sure it works well and tweak everything. Then ride it for another 100m or so and make sure it’s all good. Then, Loctite everything and wait 2 days before touching it again.
100m is not 15km, that’s how to have a bad day.
Sadly I just realized the pulleys I have will not work. Gonna have to wait 2 days plus to get a pulley in.
Might start a thread for my sons build and show it off. As well as ask some questions for VESC setting. He’s 7 soooo. I need to dumb it down in terms of acceleration. Currently I don’t notice a difference in speed modes on the VX1 but the motor doesn’t have any load so that could be why.
The VX1 speed modes just seem to change the amount of throttle range the ESC sees, which reduces the current the ESC puts out, as I can hit top speed in all 3 modes, but I stall out on some hills if I’m on green. Putting it to yellow or red mode usually lets me get up hills that green mode couldn’t.
I can explain more if you want.
The speed modes on my VX1 never worked lol but never mattered to me because I’m always going full throttle on the highest mode anyway