The VESC 6 Controller is the latest hardware from Benjamin Vedder and the team behind the VESC. It replaces the older VESC 4 with some added upgrades to the HW design. The official boards from Trampa Board and also many of the VESC Options out there are built on the newer version six design.
It´s recommended to get get a v6 over a v4 if you have the possibility to choose.
Upgraded Design of The VESC 6 Controller
One of the main upgrades to the hardware is the movement from a 2-hunt resistor design to a 3-shunt resistor in the VESC 6 Controller. It´s theoretically possible to calculate the third lead to the motor if you measure the two other (2-shunt). The issue is that this calculation adds some calculation errors that introduce some current ripples, and these ripples will impact the riding experience.
Add the measurement resistor to the third lead, e.g 3-shunt design removes the need for calculation and makes the VESC 6 have a smoother and more linear acceleration when compared to the VESC 4.
Another added benefit of version 6 is that it allows for a higher max current limit, increasing the max power of the controller.
The VESC 6 controller comes has a max voltage configuration of 60V-100V with a max current of 300A depending on the controller. This allows for a range of battery configurations.
VESC 6 Schematics
The VESC Project releases the HW Schematic for everyone to use if you want to design your own controller. Down below are links to the schematic for the official VESC hardware versions that have been published.
Official VESC 6 Schematics from VESC Project:
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Trampa Boards VESC 6
Trampa Boards is the official source for VESC Controllers and are the only manufacturer that is allowed to use the trademark VESC in the name of their controller. They have currently a couple of offerings depending on what requirement you have. Down below is the list and specifications.
Here is a list of VESC alternatives and options that are not made by Trampa Boards.
VESC 6 Controllers Specification Data Sheet
|Model||Voltage||Current||Peak Current||Battery Option||Current Sens|
|VESC 6 MKVI||11.1V – 60V||80A||150A||3S-12S LiPo||3-Phase Shunts|
|VESC 6 MKVI HP||11.1V – 60V||100A||200A||3S-12S LiPo||3-Phase Shunts|
|VESC 6 75||14V – 63V||60A||120A||3S-16S LiPo||3-Phase Shunts|
|VESC 75V 300A||14V – 75V||300A||450A||3S-16S LiPo||3-Phase Shunts|
|VESC 100V 250A||14V – 100V||250A||400A||4S-22S LiPo||3-Phase Shunts|