How to make VESC/VESC based controllers work with thumb throttle
VESC can be used for many electric models: electric skateboards, electric scooters, electric bikes, electric car, robots, car parking system etc. This blog is to introduce how to adjust VESC and make it work with thumb throttle for electric scooters or electric bikes.
The GUI screen shots and pictures are based on:
MTVESC50A( Or SUPERFOC6.8) based on VESC: Firmware updatable; Hardware Version 4.12 (SUPERFOC6.8 hardware is based on 6.0);
VESC_TOOL for Windows OS;
MTEBT1701 Maytech thumb throttle.
Thumb throttle signal is called "Voltage Signal" in e-bike industry. It is corresponding to "ADC" in VESC.
Ⅰ. Connect the thumb throttle with Maytech SuperESC or SUPERFOC6.8:
Check PCB and find the three pins: ADC, GND, 5V.
Solder the suitable adapter to your thumb throttle. Make sure each pin is in correct position. (The connector type is 7pin PH 2.0mm connector.)
Ⅱ. Adjust parameters
Select "ADC" as communication signal between SuperESC/Superfoc and throttle in VESC_TOOL:
Then adjust other parameters according to your need:
Ⅲ. Recommend kit (pre-programmed and soldered with suitable connectors):
- Maytech 6355/6365/6374/6880/6396/8085motors