2022-11-01 (Tu) PoweredInlineSkatesRev2 Wired ESC and controller

My ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) came with bare wires, so I grabbed my shrouded banana plug sockets and tried to connect them. Before they fit, I had to drill out the cores to make room for the wires, and I still had to heat the tinned tips before they mated. I tried to put the power wires into a lever-locking wire nut, but the fine stranding was too big, and I resorted to temporarily soldering them to my battery adapter.

With all the electrical connections complete, I double-checked everything and then inserted a 12V battery. The ESC alerted me that it wasn't happy by emitting periodic tones through the motor. When I turned up the speed, the alarm stopped, and the subsequent increase made the motor turn backward. I stopped, reversed the motor leads, and confirmed that the same setting moved the motor in the correct direction.
Moving motor

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