During my last test on the water, my set up (80100motor) suddenly stopped working. After some investigation, it turned out that half of one of the phase wires broke off so only half of it remained connected. This caused some windings to slightly blew out of the epoxy. However, the ESC was fine, it kept beeping annoyingly but it was working.
Today, I wanted to see if these windings would affect the motor and if it would work anyway. So I resolder the phase wires that was half disconnected and I plugged everything together. The esc started beeping the usual way but the motor wouldn’t turn (I expected that). At that point, I figured I would try to disconnect the power and reconnect to see if it would work. As I was trying to give some throttle, the battery wires connected to the ESC moved like a big current went through them. After that, the ESC didnt beep and the motor still wouldn’t turn. I was thinking that something short circuited but I wasn’t sure what. Anyway, I disconnected everything and I tried to connect the ESC to my computer with the USB cable and it didn’t work. It gave me a note I’ve never seen. Then, I plugged the ESC back on with the battery pack and plugged the USB back in my computer and it worked. I could play with the parameters and write on it. I’m not sure what to think of all of this.
- 99% sure the motor is done
- Was the movement of the battery cables from the motor short-circuiting or the esc?
- Is my ESC not beeping because the motor is dead or because the ESC fried?
- Why can I only write a new program on my ESC when the power is connected while the right way to do it is when everything is disconnected?
I hope I described the situation clearly. Let me know what you guys think. Thank you