Sooo you want idiot proof controllers? You want controllers that can't ever be damaged? Good luck with that! I'm just laughing inside!
I was listing things I've done that caused electronic failures. How is that EVER going to be a manufacturing or design flaw?
I'd have to say you completely missed the point! People make mistakes...THAT WAS the point!
What leaves Vadym and is shipped to people was working when it left his hands. That's the important detail here about hardware PV sells. People want to blame PowerVelocity or claim that they got DOA hardware...lol...highly unlikely!
FYI...many people think I somehow "get something, some benefit" for promoting PV products. I don't...IF I get anything and it's rare, it's a couple percentage better price, but that's it. What I do for these products is purely voluntary. What really makes me laugh is that I've been busy with other projects for the past few months and nearly completely done nothing for Vadym other than random email or some small test.
Something else that people claim...that I say that PV controllers are the best thing there is. Good luck finding where I've ever said that. I do consistently say they are pretty good. They are Chinese designed, sinusoidal controllers that get some hand holding...like top notch mosfets and a few other details done in the USA before they are shipped to anybody. It's a well known fact that they are a pretty good, middle of the road controller design. At least the current set of controllers...this is true. The new one that this thread is about...well that one will be a huge improvement and it won't be a Chinese design at all.
What I have said is the module and app are the best there is. I'm challenging anybody to show me the product that's better. There's options that do some of the stuff the PV product does, but not everything. Did I mention it works on any EV? What's more, new functionality gets added all the time. Any bugs, get fixed. I've done software testing for a living for the past 10 years. I'm quite familiar with typical software development cycles. None of them are perfect, but this one is pretty responsive to bug fixes and new features!!! This one app does GPS, typical dashboard functions, BMS monitoring and controller set up. NO OTHER SINGLE APP OR LCD BASED DASHBOARD COMES CLOSE! Maybe it's not perfect, but at least it all works and does more for more people than anything else and is NOT proprietary to a specific controller.
However, this is way off track as there's a new controller coming out. It's based on the VESC project and uses TO-247 mosfets. It will incorporate all those great VESC features and be significantly better than the current PV product line in most every regard. No more TO-220 mosfets, design built for 150v. The PV app will take on some new functionality and be able to program VESC controllers. I bet it will do the job more intuitively than the android VESC app. OF course there will be development here...as the app grows in functionality and gets more and more capable of doing everything possible in the VESC products. Oh yeah...and IF you really want to use the Vesc tool...feel free...it ought to work too.