Apologies for my ignorance/newbie status, but I’m really struggling to get a HobbyKing HK-30A ESC working with a brushless DC motor (ex HDD). Does anybody have experience of how to initialise these or similar a ESC? I’m not helped by the lack of manual (neither supplied with the item or on their website).
I don’t need a complicated solution, the choice of the old HDD motor was purely for precise speed control and a really smooth bearing. Once the motor is at the speed of choice there will be no breaking or feedback or anything else clever going on, so a complicated library is overkill… I just need to know how to get it running. (I can write C#… it’s just implementing this hardware that’s got me stumped)
So far I’ve tried sending a full 2ms/20ms to (as I understand it) give it full throttle at power up. I’ve tried the same a 0ms/20ms, and somewhere in between. I get nothing. After a period of time i get a very quiet beep beep beep (rising in tone, like “123” ) which I think means I’ve exceeded the time for setup? I get no beeps at any other time.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I’m tearing my hair out, this has to be really simple… isn’t it? :-[