What Kind Of Remote Controls Should I Buy?1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 Replies
Having a good remote control is just as important as a well-designed battery, speed controller, solid deck and good wheels. A good remote control is essential if you want to ride safely. That is, sometimes we forget where we put them, or accidentally fall over and break them. Sometimes we want to change things to better suit our cycling needs.
Different Types of Remote Controles
This is all you need to know about the remote control.
How does the remote control work?
Your remote control is a microcomputer. It measures your throttle position and sends this signal to your electronic speed controller (ESC). The further the throttle moves forward/backward, the faster the acceleration/the harder the brake, depending on how your ESC is configured.
Don’t forget the receiver
Of course, if you don’t have a receiver, your remote control is completely useless. Your receiver is built into the ESC or a separate replaceable module. More on that later.
What kind of electric adjustment can I use?
It’s kind of like an egg. Which came first, the ESC or the remote? If you already have a workboard, then you can decide which ESC to use. On the other hand, if you replace the ESC because your current one is corrupted, or if you do DIY, you can use almost any ESC that suits your build needs. There are three main types of electric modulators: Haoying, Ling Yi and VESC.
Haoying remote control is only compatible with Haoying power modulation, Lingyi remote control is only compatible with Lingyi power modulation, VESC remote control is only compatible with VESC. At the time of this writing, there is no widely available way to use any remote with any ESC.
Frequency and security — what’s going on here?
Most remote controls use the 2.4GHz frequency for communication. As it happens, many Bluetooth, WiFi, and radio devices also use 2.4GHz. In a crowded city, all of these frequencies are likely to interfere with your skateboard. Although rare and not well documented, disconnecting can cause your circuit board to become unresponsive, brake suddenly, or accelerate suddenly.Some remotes have frequency hopping and encryption, making it nearly impossible to disconnect.
The best remote control for electric skateboards
If you have a VESC, Hoyt Puck is one of the industry’s leading remotes. It has a smart receiver that can do channel hopping so that your remote is connected to the least busy frequency, thus reducing the risk of riding in busy, high-signal areas. Its ergonomic design is a bit controversial. Some people like it, others don’t like it so much. For those who don’t like ergonomics, there’s the aftermarket Hoyt Puck case, so you can change the feel of the remote in your hand.
The VX1 remote
If you have a VESC, the VX1 is an affordable but very attractive option. It is similar to the 1951 VX1 remote, although it is much smaller and has no deadlock switch. Its receiver is rugged and has been used in DIY builds as well as high-end production boards.
VX2 Pro remote control
The VX2 has a screen that shows telemetry. In Settings, you can enter your gear ratio so that it can accurately display your speed and track the mileage. It also has cruise control mode, so your thumb won’t get tired. It is true that the receiver is not as durable as the VX1, and many people have reported that the receiver broke after a few months, but this is rare and not well documented.
How do I pair my scooter remote control?
First, let’s figure out what type of ESC you have. If you’re a DIY user, you probably already know this, but if you’re buying a prefabricated board, consult your manufacturer to find out what type of ESC is built into your board. Haoying, Ling Yi and VESC are the main types. These instructions are generic and may not apply if your manufacturer has a custom HOYIN, LINGYI, or VESC.
HobbyWing: Press and hold the power button on the motherboard, then press and hold the power button on the remote control.
Ling Yi: Press and hold the power button on the motherboard. When you turn on the remote, click the Match button on the remote.
VESC: Plug the wireless module into VESC. Follow the matching instructions that come with the remote control.
How to replace the remote control?
For Ho-Ying and Ling-Yi in most prefabricated panels, search for replacement remote controls on the manufacturer’s website. If a compatible replacement remote is not shown on the website, contact your manufacturer.
Some prefabricated panels have VESC. If the VESC has a built-in remote control, such as Boundmotor’s VESC, then you must purchase the remote directly from the manufacturer. Otherwise, if you have direct access to the PPM/UART port, you can use almost any remote control built specifically for VESC.
Where can I buy a replacement remote control
The most reliable place is your manufacturer’s website.If you are making a DIY board or replacing your stock ESC with a VESC, the DIY forum is where you can find the best remote control, where people will recommend the remote you buy, and often, you can buy VESC based used remote controls at very competitive prices.
How much is a remote control skateboard?
It depends. If you have a Lexus or Honeywell controller, the Lexus remote costs less than $50, while the Honeywell remote costs about $90. If you have Evolve, the remote costs $150 each, with no third-party alternatives. If you have the 1951 Board and the 1951 Board is no longer a company, your only option is to buy the 1951 remote from a member of your community, Occasionally purchased from The 1951 USA (Non-1951 Boards) and The 1951 Guys. In some cases, a replacement 1951 remote can cost $100- $300.
Your remote control is an integral part of the circuit board that can’t be ignored. It’s just as important as a sturdy helmet, a well-made battery or a good truck. Your ESC will determine which remote control options are available to you, how to pair them, and the price of replacement remotes. If you are building from scratch, starting with VESC will give you the most variety of remote options so that you can find the profile size that best suits you.