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1. Updating the Firmware

Submitted by frank on Tue, 2017-10-03 19:49

Configuration of your VESC® or VESC® based ESC using the VESC®-Tool Software.


In this tutorial we will update the firmware on a genuine VESC®
If you have 3rd party hardware, please find out the revision number (e.g. 4.12) prior to updating the firmware.
Wrong firmware will permanently damage your hardware!
Make sure to use the latest VESC-Tool version!
Download from http://www.vesc-project.com/vesc_tool


VESC-Tool Firmware update_tutorial


VESC-Tool_FW_update_wiring

 


Connect your VESC® to your computer using a mini/micro USB cable.

Mini USB is used for HW 4.xx only. Some cheap micro USB cables are designed for charging your
phone and will not work properly! Try another cable if you experience any issues.

Run the VESC®-Tool software.

 


VESC-Tool_FW_outdated


Click on firmware in the left menu bar. This will bring you to the screen shown below.

Make sure to select the correct Hardware! Wrong firmware will instantly and permanently damage your hardware
when you try to operate it.

Vesc-Tool_ FW_choose HW


Vesc-Tool_FW_upload


Vesc-Tool_FW finished


Vesc-Tool_FW_back home


Congratulations, you have successfully updated your firmware!

If you fail to update the firmware, your hardware probably has no bootloader installed. Please refer to the bootloader upload manual.

Please continue with the Motor Setup Wizard now.

Comments

I set up the first vesc fine but when I went to connect the second one it did not connect.  I did the FW update on the first one I then attempted to do it on the second and it will not read it. I did not have the can connected when doing the FW as it did not specify.