LAST UPDATE: 07/12/2022
AN OVERVIEW AND GUIDE FOR CONVERTING YOUR ONEWHEEL XR TO VESC
Parts List + Infos + Prices + Installation + Shapes + Reviews + Links & Community
Madd Max (@mexichinoguy) VESC review
VESC: the Torque King & Onewheel GT killer?
LITTLE FOCFM V3 ESC 84V 20S COMPLETE KIT
Includes all the connectors and bits for assembly in one balance vehicle,
WTFoc MK2 for little focer V3 hardware pack
The Lid and gasket and parts for your 3d printed controller box.
3D Printed Controller Box
(in combination with WTFoc MK2 V3 hardware pack)
The hardware pack used with the 3d print file can be found at:
READY TO BUY
ONLINE 3D CLOUD PRINTING SERVICE
(Box + Connector Cover)
Note: Price may vary depending on your location and the available 3D printing hubs
Extended Size Battery box for fitting CBXR / JWXR
and special TORque pack.
€250 / €350
Note: your Bumpers (FM Stock, BANG, etc.) needs be modified to fit the TORqueBOX
Rear Bumper from Badgerwheel which fit the TORqueBOX.
TORque Pack – VESC Onewheel Battery
A special high voltage vesc onewheel battery: 68.4V (19s 80V Configuration)
Note: you can also use your stock, CBXR, CBSP or JWXR battery with or without a BMS (Battery Management System) in your VESC-XR
ENNOID-BMS XLITE (optional)
ENNOID-BMS XLITE is an extra compact charge only BMS oriented toward Light Electric Vehicles.
Full VESC & VESC-tool CAN & USB compatibility for firmware updates, data monitoring, SOC tracking & parameters configuration
Installation / Conversion
FIRMWARE / RIDING SHAPES / INSTALL / SETTINGS
SETTINGS & CUSTOMIZE SHAPE IN VESC
HOW TO INSTALL THE SETTINGS OF A PRO-RIDER?
HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR VESC SHAPE BY HANNES SCHATZMANN (@VESC.MANN) (PART 1&2)
DOWNLOAD THE VESC TOOL mobile App (iOS & Android)
LINKS & RESOURCES
Is it possible to make the conversion from onewheel plus instead of xr? What are the differences? Thanks in advance. Best regards
Hi Miguel, yes it is possible! You use the XR frame, hub motor, the XR harness (Battery -> Controller) and the original battery from your onewheel plus. The ow plus can run without a BMS anyway. You can do the XR > VESC conversion without upgrading your battery either Onewheel XR or Plus. The main part is the VESC controller who don’t communicate with the BMS of your battery. So for discharge (riding) there is no protection of the cells. When charging it, the BMS will work. A bigger battery (that can match the GT or better) can be connected to the VESC – controller. But then you need the TORquebox (battery case) to fit it. You can also connect a CBXR, CBSP or JWXR.
What you can do with your old BMS?
They are three choices. Option one leave it as it is. Just connect the battery directly to the controller.
Here is video from surfdado which explain the BMS options or „dilemma“.
OneWheel XR VESC Conversion – BMS Dilemma
I got a ow plus too which will be converted in the near future. 🙂 I’ll Keep you updated!
Thanks for this page, it’s nice and organised!
Too bad that VESC-ing the board is not cheap and also not very repair-friendly atm cause some components needed are either not available (yet) or sold out. When something breaks (and it WILL) during exploring/testing phase it can be very hard to find a replacement part. This is also depending on the willingness of the part supplier. Some are simply awesome, others are „very difficult“ to contact;).
The VESC process is not for all riders. It requires finance, time, some skill and calmness. I hope standardization will come with time making the threshold more beginner friendly and hopefully lower the component prices some.
An indication on progress:
Last year when i built my 1st VESC-XR (Named EXODUS) it was a worthy alternative to XR but i would not have taken apart a healthy 4209 to build it. Moving away from FM was hopeful but not desired at this stage.
My current VESC-XR (Named „TUCO“, cause my other boards are AngelEyes and Blondie;) is a different kind and i actually would sacrifice an XR to build this kind of performance/feel. Love it! As soon as a good hub option comes it will be completely possible to live without FM. For now the Hypercore is a key ingredient.
Latest VESC Firmware 5.3 with IMU Compensation from Surfdado and VESCmann. 06/01/2022
Is it possible to convert a Pint? Please say yes!
Thank you for pushing the envelope…
I am looking to see what the process is to be listed on your website as a resource? What is the fee if this is a possibility?
There is no fee if its VESC / Onewheel related. With what kind of service or product do you want to get listed on our site? Best Andy
Is there a a battery box 3d print solution like torquebox?