VESC firmware update tutorial

VESC firmware update tutorial


VESC tool
Intro: Things to know about VESC tool and firmware
Preparation: Getting ready for the firmware update
Updating: Performing the firmware update
FAQ: Common problems and solutions

Updating your VESC firmware
Preparation

Step 1: find out which firmware you have
Step 2: make a backup of your configuration
Step 3: download newest VESC tool and matching firmware


Common Problems一Number 1

Problem
My firmware version is unchanged after firmware update

Underlying Issue
Firmware update fails if you don't have the right bootloader installed

Solution
∪se the VESC tool to update your bootloader too



Common Problems一Number 2

Problem
Cannot deserialize motor/app configuration
Underlying Issue
You successfully updated your firmware, but now your VESC tool no longer
matches the firmware version

Solution
Use the appropriate VESC tool version - if you updated to the latest firmware
you also need the latest VESC tool


Common Problems一Number 3

Problem
My motor is making funny sounds with the new firmware

Underlying Issue
Updating the firmware resets your configuration to the defaults

Solution
Restore your configuration if you made a backup beforehand
Otherwise, redo your configuration again from scratch

VESC Tool https://vesc-project.com/