Configuration of your VESC® or VESC® based ESC using the VESC®-Tool Software.
In this tutorial we will configure multiple genuine VESC® motor controllers, using a CAN bus link cable. We will use a PPM signal based radio controller and will run the VESCs in Current No Reverse with Brake mode.
Make sure to use the latest VESC-Tool version!
Download from http://www.vesc-project.com/vesc_tool
Run the Motor Setup Wizard on each VESC first.
Never connect a receiver or other devices to multiple VESCs (e.g. Y-PPM). Use CAN-Bus instead.
Only connect CANH and CANL In the CAN connector. 5V and GND should be left unconnected.
Failing to follow these instructions may damage your VESC (s) permanently.
Now we will start to configure the master VESC. This is the VESC with the input device (e.g.reciever) attached.
Connect your master 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.
This is the next screen you will see.
Now we will configure the slave VESC.
Plug your USB-Cable into the slave VESC. Make sure both VESCs are powered up and connected via CAN bus cable.