You are here

Native PAS PEDELEC support

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
shaman
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 17 hours ago
VESC Free
Joined: 2018-12-09 15:59
Posts: 16
Native PAS PEDELEC support

Any chance of adding PAS/PEDELEC capabilities to the VESC Tool/firmware? Maybe could be an option in the setup wizard to do this? Could be useful for the ebikers.

benjamin
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 28 min ago
VESC Original
Joined: 2016-12-26 15:20
Posts: 334

This has been in the software todo list for a while, but I haven't implemented it yet. The reason is that this usually is a legal requirement, and another legal requirement (in Sweden at least) is that the motor has a power below 250 W, which makes most VESC hardware kind of overkill.

Out of curiosity, are there places where a PAS sensor is required, but the allowed power is higher? Also, is it desirable for e.g. convenience to have a PAS sensor instead of a throttle? I can put it on higher priority if there are more good reasons to use a PAS sensor.

shaman
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 17 hours ago
VESC Free
Joined: 2018-12-09 15:59
Posts: 16

It depends on the country or even state at to whether or not power(watts) is the limiting factor. Some places make speed the limiting factor rather than power. The laws are especially different outside the UK or EU. There is a decent summary of laws in various countries and states in the article below.

https://wheelsgo.net/government-standards-for-electric-bicycles-in-vario...

Being able to adjust power/speed profiles along with pedal assist can be good for travelers taking their ebike from State to State or from Country to Country where laws can change.