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Dec 20, 2011, 01:32 PM
manuLRK
Tried:

Must be a capacitor stuff...

Powering up the esc, i only get the PWM present beep
Then, touching phase A-B or A-C i get 1 beep + PWM present beep.

Putting 10k resistors over the 3 phases, i get 2 beeps + PWM present.
So i still miss 1 beep...

Removing the 10k resistors, i continue to get the 2 beeps + PWM present.

When i leave the esc alone for a while, and reconnect... i only get the PWM present beep!

manu

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Originally Posted by simonk
Yes, FETs can be very fragile. Unlike a transistor's base, the gate will not avalanche or conduct away, it just charges like a tiny capacitor. If you exceed the Vgs rating, it will blow a hole and short. This is why they're so sensitive to static. Not sure why your finger makes it beep more.. Are you touching just output phases together? I have a 10k resistor star on the output phases of some of mine just for scope-clippability..You could try the same, maybe. I'll try it on one of my dead ones.
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Dec 20, 2011, 01:34 PM
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What do you think about this one http://www.ebay.nl/itm/10A-10-A-Brus...item43a945ff40

It's very cheap should be nice when it's working with it.
Dec 20, 2011, 02:44 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by KeesvR
What do you think about this one http://www.ebay.nl/itm/10A-10-A-Brus...item43a945ff40

It's very cheap should be nice when it's working with it.
1. Get one
2. Open it up
3. check processor, connections
4. share
5. if it's atmel based,get code
6. enjoy
Dec 20, 2011, 02:50 PM
Registered User
My usbasp arrived today and I was able to get a version from my rct 30a esc. It read the lfuse as A4 and the hfuse as DF. I'll try the latest fw but do I try the fuses as posted in the first post or do I use the ones that I read from the esc?
Dec 20, 2011, 05:17 PM
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Use as-is first.
Dec 20, 2011, 06:11 PM
Registered User
Ok, I tried tgy-2011-10-12 but it only read my esc, stopped and didn't flash anything. I'm in the folder where the hex file is and used the command line in the first post.
Dec 20, 2011, 06:16 PM
Suspended Account
You typed what?

avrdude -c usbasp -p m8 -U flash:w:tgy-2011-10-12.hex
? the filename after w: is the file you want to write.
Dec 20, 2011, 06:35 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by timecop
You typed what?

avrdude -c usbasp -p m8 -U flash:w:tgy-2011-10-12.hex
? the filename after w: is the file you want to write.
Yup, thats what I typed, it did a reading and then thankyou. It didn't say flashing.

Never mind, it's capital U, doh!
Dec 20, 2011, 07:35 PM
Registered User
I reflashed one of my rct 30a escs and it went well. I tested it out with a 2.4 rx and rct motor/1047 prop. It started smoothly, no stutters. Next will be hook it to one of my Axis and see what it starts at in MKTools. Will the reflashed escs work with WKM?
Dec 20, 2011, 07:39 PM
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No reason why it shouldn't. There's a few people using reflashed stuff with WKM already.
Dec 20, 2011, 08:59 PM
Registered User
Ok I was able to trace a few connections to mcu even though most are hidden on this 6A esc. It has combo N and P channel FET chip with P drivers connected to PC5, PD4 and PC3 for sure so seems like bs.inc pinout most likely. Does anyone have a link to schematic for bs (blue series?) esc?
Dec 20, 2011, 11:49 PM
manuLRK
Could you post a draft drawing of your findings?
thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by pug398
Ok I was able to trace a few connections to mcu even though most are hidden on this 6A esc. It has combo N and P channel FET chip with P drivers connected to PC5, PD4 and PC3 for sure so seems like bs.inc pinout most likely. Does anyone have a link to schematic for bs (blue series?) esc?
Dec 21, 2011, 03:24 AM
hacker
Quote:
Originally Posted by pug398
Does anyone have a link to schematic for bs (blue series?) esc?
http://tfsoft.org.ua/tmp/el/AVR/hk_b...series_30a.png

(from https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1401408)
Dec 21, 2011, 03:32 AM
manuLRK

bad fets


All the post about not starting well and strange behavior were due to BAD fets!
Sorry for these confusing posts.

I replaced the fets and now i get the nice 3 beeps + pwm beep! ta, ta, ta, taaaa

manu
PS: is there an easy way to "check" a good/bad fet?
Last edited by alll; Dec 21, 2011 at 03:44 AM.
Dec 21, 2011, 03:53 AM
hacker
Hey, all!

I just git pushed and uploaded a new zip at https://github.com/sim-/tgy/downloads (with source + builds of all targets) with significant zero-cross detection changes. This improves startup for me on all motors (even the hard drive is perfect now). I've tested this mostly on BlueSeries 20A, Plush 18A, and AfroESC 30A, but haven't flight-tested it yet, and it's a significant change, so be careful. However, I'd like to get some feedback, since I don't see anything worse with it yet. The RC Car no longer keeps moving forward when moving forward and reverse is requested, yay!

Thanks to ziss_dm and the wii-esc tree for the timing idea that made it work! I kept trying to get some similar code working for months, but kept running into bugs that made it not work that I couldn't track down. Then I saw it working in the wii-esc tree, and took another stab at it.

This removes the acsr_save register entirely and anything that cared about ACSR sampling in the PWM interrupt, so the 6A / 10A boards and timing issues will all be different, too. Hopefully better.


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