Votol EM-100 & EM-150 controllers

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Votol EM-100 & EM-150 controllers

Post by Stefanj. » Aug 22 2018 6:11pm

Hey guys,
This is my first post on this forum ever.
Let me introduce myself shortly.
I'm a moped lover who just started looking toward an electric moped. My plan is to use a honda monkey replica rolling frame and make it electrical.
I've bought the qs 2000w mid drive swingarm kit.
Why? Because I loved the look of the swingarm at first sight and it looked like an easy swap with the original monkey swingarm. The kit came with a Votol em-100 controller (72v)
Now my first question for this topic is, does anyone has experience working with this model of controllers in particular?

Any english info about this would help!

Thanks, Stefan.

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by eee291 » Aug 23 2018 3:23am

Oof. I definitely would have bought myself a Controller that is well documented on this forum like Kelly,Sabvoton,Addapto,Powervelocity etc.

I haven't even heard of a Votol Controller. You might be one of the first.

But I'll help as much as I can of course.

What I've been able to find so far:

http://www.cnqsmotor.com/en/article_rea ... s/837.html

Did you get a zip file from them containing the manual and program yet?

If not then I'll get a copy myself, I could try cleaning it up a little.

Edit: I talked to Vito Ho about some documentation, she only gave me the pdfs for the wiring diagram and the User manual.
They preprogramm it for you apparently, so no software 4 U.
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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by larsb » Oct 31 2018 12:32pm

I have the votol em150 controller. It's the same program for these controllers.

You need to either get cable from qsmotor or build one from a prolific pl2303 serial usb adapter cable and a 4-pin connector.
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I can share the software. It is not hard to understand the program so once you have it you'll be able to use it.
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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by eee291 » Oct 31 2018 12:36pm

It'd be really nice if you could share the software with us anyways :wink:

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by larsb » Oct 31 2018 12:44pm

Well, off course! :D

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/09xmbd97caef ... lekna?dl=0

Only file you need is the "..debug tricycle"
Prolific drivers are better downloaded from prolific themselves.

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by dineshmdes » Nov 02 2018 3:41am

I am using a Votol EM-100 Controller with 2KW motor. I have connected the controller, throttle wire and the battery. But the assembly is not running. There is one wire in the documentation by the name 'power key lock ' do I need to connect this to test the motor. It would be great if you can suggest the minimum connection needed to check the motor. I am using a 72V 24Ah battery.

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by eee291 » Nov 02 2018 4:05am

Usually, you have to connect the key lock wire to B+ with a switch.

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by dineshmdes » Nov 02 2018 4:12am

Thanks eee291, is there a way I can start it without a switch right now ?

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by larsb » Nov 02 2018 4:20am

The controller needs connection to B+ (full battery voltage) to the correct wire to turn on. see pic.
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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by dineshmdes » Nov 02 2018 4:36am

Thanks but there is only a single wire (grey/purple) connector coming from the harness. But I believe for a lock we need atleast two one for B+ and other for grey/purple. Am I correct ?

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by larsb » Nov 02 2018 5:14am

No, you only need to connect one wire, B+ to purple/grey as controller is already grounded/connected to B- by other wire.

Switch to turn on is then put on the cable between B+ and grey/purple cable on controller.

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by dineshmdes » Nov 02 2018 5:25am

Thanks larsb, so I can connect B+ to purple/grey and test for now, without a switch. Am I correct ?

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by eee291 » Nov 02 2018 5:40am

yes.

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by dineshmdes » Nov 02 2018 6:14am

Thanks larsb and eee21 you have been of great help. It worked !! Sorry for all those stupid questions. Learning alot. Thanks again

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by larsb » Nov 02 2018 6:59am

No worries. It should be clear in the manual and in the wiring diagram but it isn't.

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by ors150 » Nov 07 2018 4:12pm

larsb wrote:
Nov 02 2018 6:59am
No worries. It should be clear in the manual and in the wiring diagram but it isn't.
hey i just got mine controller too,
to where i connect the 4 pins for the usb cable?
and will i need to connect the battery too? to config the controller

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by larsb » Nov 08 2018 12:34am

Connector is a square 4-pin, see pic above. There's only one connector that fits on the controller.

Controller needs to be powered and ON to program

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Re: Votol em-100 controller

Post by ors150 » Nov 08 2018 1:47am

larsb wrote:
Oct 31 2018 12:32pm
I have the votol em150 controller. It's the same program for these controllers.

You need to either get cable from qsmotor or build one from a prolific pl2303 serial usb adapter cable and a 4-pin connector.
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I can share the software. It is not hard to understand the program so once you have it you'll be able to use it.
i have that same cable,

but there is only one connecter on the controller that mach but he have 3 pins ,
thats the connectoers:
https://imgur.com/M9s23Dh

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Votol em-100 / 150 controllers

Post by larsb » Nov 08 2018 12:46pm

I am certainly not an expert in serial communication but i checked and in some cases only rx, tx and ground is needed so the 3 wires and this connector is the programming one (even if it's not 4 wires) :D

QS must have optimised the cable and removed the 5V feed since i bought my controller (picture from user "ors150" cable)
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Re: Votol em-100 / 150 controllers

Post by ors150 » Nov 08 2018 4:15pm

yes you have been correct, its work well like that,
i have a question about the reverse ,he need to be connected to the nagative of the batt in order to work?
larsb wrote:
Nov 08 2018 12:46pm
I am certainly not an expert in serial communication but i checked and in some cases only rx, tx and ground is needed so the 3 wires and this connector is the programming one (even if it's not 4 wires) :D

QS must have optimised the cable and removed the 5V feed since i bought my controller (picture from user "ors150" cable)
image.jpeg

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Re: Votol EM-100 & EM-150 controllers

Post by larsb » Nov 08 2018 5:25pm

Isn't the answer in the wiring diagram?
I haven't used reverse.. As written in the good book: "he who seeks, shall find" :D

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Re: Votol EM-100 & EM-150 controllers

Post by ors150 » Nov 09 2018 2:44pm

in the wiring diagram they dont tell you where to connect it,
i have talked with qs they said that the reverse should be plug to the nagitve in order to work,
btw ty for all the help
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Isn't the answer in the wiring diagram?
I haven't used reverse.. As written in the good book: "he who seeks, shall find" :D

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Re: Votol EM-100 & EM-150 controllers

Post by larsb » Nov 09 2018 4:03pm

They are connected to eachother through a switch.

To be honest: I am afraid that if you need help with this then i won't be able to answer you anymore. There will be a thousand more questions before you have it working and i don't have enough energy for it. Sorry.

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Re: Votol EM-100 & EM-150 controllers

Post by ors150 » Nov 10 2018 7:21am

larsb wrote:
Nov 09 2018 4:03pm
They are connected to eachother through a switch.

To be honest: I am afraid that if you need help with this then i won't be able to answer you anymore. There will be a thousand more questions before you have it working and i don't have enough energy for it. Sorry.
everything is working proplery i just needed help in few things :)
https://imgur.com/a/gAx6UCb

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Re: Votol EM-100 & EM-150 controllers

Post by spinningmagnets » Nov 12 2018 8:53am

This might be my imagination, but the Votol looks very similar to the Sevcon (that's not necessarily a bad thing)

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