Frequently Asked VESC™ Questions

Frequently Asked VESC™ Questions

Frequently Asked VESC™ Questions

One Stop Board Shop is here to answer the most popular VESC related questions. If there isn't a question that you were looking for, visit our Contact Us page and ask away!

What is VESC?

VESC stands for Vedder Electronic Controller, a highly versatile and customizable open-source motor controller designed for electric vehicles including Onewheels, Electric Skateboards, EUCs, etc.

How does VESC work?

VESC controls the speed and direction of an electric motor by regulating the power supplied to it. It uses a microcontroller to intercept signals from a remote control or other inout devices and adjust motor parameters to provide a smooth and responsive ride.

What are the advantages of using VESC?

VESC offers a wide range of advantages, including precise control over acceleration and braking, customizable parameters such as motor current and braking strength, improved efficiency, and the ability to fine -tune the riding experience to personal preferences 

Can I VESC any PEV device?

In theory, VESC can be installed on many PEV devices, but compatibility can vary. It is important to research and ensure that your specific PEV device model is compatible with a VESC upgrade before attempting the installation. 

Is it hard to VESC?

The difficulty of upgrading to VESC depends on your technical skills and familiarity with electronics. If you have experience with soldering and a good understanding of electric skateboard systems, the upgrade may be manageable. If you are uncertain, seeking assistance from experienced individuals or professionals is recommended.

What parameters can I adjust with VESC?

VESC allows you to adjust various parameters, including motor current, battery current, acceleration and braking curves, top speed limits, and more. These adjustments promote a high degree of customization to tailor the device's performance to your preferences.

Will upgrading to VESC void my device's warranty?

Installing a VESC may void the warrany of your PEV device, as it involves modifying the original electronics. It's crucial to check with the manufacturer or retailer for warranty information before proceeding with any modifications. 

Are there any risk when upgrading to VESC?

There are potential risks, such as damaging your PEV device or voiding the warranty. Incorrect configuration of VESC parameters can lead to unsafe riding conditions. It's important to follow installation guides carefully, seek assistance if needed, and be aware of the potential risks. 

Can i connect VESC to a smartphone app for real time monitoring and configuration?

Yes, there are smartphone apps available that allow real-time monitoring and configuration of VESC parameters. These apps typically use Bluetooth connectivity to communicate with the VESC.Check the compatibility of the app with your specific VESC hardware version.

Where can i find resources and support for VESC upgrading?

Online forums, community groups, and social media platforms that are dedicated to PEVs are valuable resources for information and support. Additionally, you can find documentation and guides on the official VESC Project website.

Can I revert to the original controller after upgrading to VESC?

In most cases, it is possible to revert to the original controller, but it's essential to keep all original components, and follow installation procedures. reverting to the original controller may be necessary for warranty claims or if you encounter issues with the VESC upgrades. 

Where can I go to have someone build a VESC for me?

Here at OSBS we offer full VESC assembly services, if you are interested in starting your VESC joourney with us, please check out our service page and fill out all the necessary forms to proceed with your build! HERE


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