What're differences of ESC and VESC?

Posted by Christina Zhang on

Maytech SUPERFOC ESCs based on V4/V6/V75: 

https://michobby.com/collections/vesc-based-controllers

VESC is more advanced ESC. It's got amazing features. It's one of the latest BLDC ESCs which give you full control over how your ESC operates. Much better than typical RC ESCs. It allows tons of customization. It allows you to control the torque of the board by adjusting the current output to the motor and current input from the battery. It allows you to customize the acceleration and braking curve so that the board behaves exactly as you want it to while braking and accelerating.

You can also set some limits to protect your ESC, motor, and battery such as:

-limiting the currents to the motor. (over current to the motor fries it.)
-limits the temperature of the VESC. (going too hot may cook the VESC).
-limiting the minimum voltage to drain the battery. (over-discharge degrades the battery.)

Item

VESC

ESC

High Voltage

3-12S or 5-18S Lipo Voltage 

2-6S Lipo Voltage

Volume

Small volume high power

Small volume low power

Compatible with brushed and brushless motor

Yes

Brushless Motor

Can work with sensored and Sensorless motor

Yes

Sensorless motor

Support PWM/ADC/UART and Canbus Signal Input

Yes

No

Support sinusoid (FOC) and square-wave to control motor

 

Yes

No

Applications

Electric skateboard / Mountainboard / robotics / Drones / Underwater propulsion system / Cable-camera / Parking system / etc.

Drone / Airplane / Helicopter

Support forward and backward

Yes

No

Regenerative Brake

Yes

No

Over voltage/Over current protection, low voltage protection

Yes

No

Battery Protection

Yes

No

Overheat Protection

Yes

No

Support VESC_TOOL to adjust parameters

Yes

No

Multiple VESC synchronization(speed and torque synchronization)

Yes

No

 

Maytech SUPERFOC ESCs based on V4/V6/V75: 

https://michobby.com/collections/vesc-based-controllers


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