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Flashing ESC


(Patrick) #1

Hi,

I’m trying to flash the firmware onto the basic ESC to allow it to operate in both directions. I’m attempting to use the KK flash tool. Can you please tell me which file from the github page i’m supposed to be using?

Thanks,

Patrick.


(Harold Scadden) #2

Maybe a stupid question on my part, but I thought the Basic ESC would run in forward / reverse depending on the PWM signal that you sent it. At least the thruster that I have been testing with will do that and it is a T100 and I bought the Basic ESC with it.

 


(Rusty) #3

Patrick,

The Basic ESC should already have firmware for forward/reverse unless you purchased the “AfroESCs” from HobbyKing to program.

The KK flash tool will work fine. First you’ll need to install the Arduino USB Linker firmware on to an Arduino to act as the programmer: https://github.com/c---/ArduinoUSBLinker. Alternatively, you can use any “Turnigy USB Linker” or “AfroESC Programmer”.

The firmware hex file for the ESC is available from the link here: http://docs.bluerobotics.com/besc/#firmware-files

Let me know if you have any other questions.

-Rusty