Some work in progress on my Vectrix..
Interesting changes to the firmware.
A few questions
Are the modifications to the motor controller firmware/dash or charger firmware
what original versions of firmware did you start with to make the modifications to.
what systems did you modify the firmware with ?
Is that a power cable or a canbus connector you are pulling out ? it isn't very clear in the video.
Sorry for all the questions its quite impressive mods
One comment - I have heard that this was developed in Vectrix before they went belly up - but I never knew that it was out in the open. How do you intend to share this information/software or modification?
I am for one interested in how you have acheived this.
Thanks for any info,
really impressive. Is that firmware of the ICM compatible with MC1014b and BCthelairds? I'm really interested!
The cruise-control feature seems to be really cool - especially for saving range. Well done!
I wonder what happens if you try to use regenerative braking while the cruise-control is on. Does it brake then too?
Very good Job!!
I am sure you would have quite a few willing beta testers out there.
So just to clarify a few things, simply because its a interesting subject and i'm really curious.
1. You said you were working on it before they went belly up, so you are an ex-vectrix employee ?
2. if that is the case do you have a software dev kit or are you simply reprogramming pic source code ?
3. is your source code assembler ?
4. and you are only reprogramming the ICM ? so essentially it is compatible with all motorcontroller versions and charger versions as i don't recall seeing any different ICM versions.
5. if this is the case will it work with the quite brilliant lairds charger code (my assumption is yes)
Obviously the last question on everyone's lips is if/when would you be likely to let this out into the open and would you be giving it to people or charging for it. (no pun intended)
I for one, am not opposed to paying someone for their hard work if its a reasonable figure.
Anyhow - thanks for reading. Hopefully you will not mind all the questions
Very impressive and thanks for taking the time to respond.
It's amazing what you can do... I'm "jaloux", like french said
Can I suggest 2 thinks in this new software?
1- select ah, when the bike is in charge
2- see voltage and ah when we ride
What do you think
Really impressive stuff, DIY.
Knowing that you've tapped into the Vectrix code, & seeing your programming experience, & knowing you've got a gold Runke charger: Have you had a go at modifying the charger software (similar to theLaird's epic with the silver ESD charger) to stop it wrecking the battery? My Runke charger is happily trashing my pack & the only thing I can do is put a timer on the charger, which doesn't appear to help much- batthot & 53 degrees yesterday after 90mins charge from 3 bars starting point....
Not that I'm desperate or anything.