Spector NS5 RD

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  1. Spector NS5 RD

    dna 60

    Can you post a screen shot of Device Monitor while firing the DNA 60 Xvotstick at 15w? Make sure the battery box is checked. Let's take a look at the battery sag under load.
  2. Spector NS5 RD

    dna 60

    That's how they're manufactured. They're utilizing the common GND of the body/batt- to obtain the 510 GND. Perfectly OK to do as long as the 510 GND to body GND is SOLID (low resistance). TLDR......yes that's fine.
  3. Spector NS5 RD

    Replacing the motherboard

    @AntonioDNA250 It looks as if you soldered the main positive and negative leads from the lipo ONLY to the balance tap area. You also need run the main positive and negative lipo leads to the back -board main B+ and B- pads........ Do you have jumpers, from the tap to the main batt input pads, your picture isn't showing? These 2 pads need to be connected to the battery >>>>>>>>>>>>>
  4. Spector NS5 RD

    Replacing the motherboard

    @AntonioDNA250 Are your settings in EScribe correct? Battery settings..... 3 Cell, Lithium Polymer, Watt Hour, Cell Soft Cutoff? How about posting some good resolution pictures of your soldering. The battery wires, The Balance tap soldering
  5. Spector NS5 RD

    The Trucker DNA250C 30Ml. Squonk

    @AMDtrucking Off topic question. when you're hauling a load, do you even need to use the clutch at all when upshifting? I have a friend who used to drive for a company (Arrow) and i would sometimes go with him on trips. I noticed once he got going, he wouldn't use the clutch. Just let off the gas and slide it into the next highest gear. Never heard any grinding or anything. How is a tractor trailer tranny able to survive with someone shifting like that? Maybe awesome well-built syncros in them trannys?
  6. Spector NS5 RD

    Boxer dna 250c clock + Batterie error

    @AMDtrucking Are all three of those Boxer 20700 squonks authentics? (What happened to the blue one? Poor thing looks like a can of PVC glue spilled in it. lol)
  7. Spector NS5 RD

    The Trucker DNA250C 30Ml. Squonk

    @AMDtrucking Come to think of it, maybe you could just add a static picture of a battery gauge.... a fake gauge that always stays at 100%. I'd help you out but I'm terrible at designing theme components let alone an entire theme. I rarely change anything in the theme tab with the color boards. Hence why i use the stock Evolv theme for all my color scr boards. I'm more of a hardware guy than software. 🤪
  8. Spector NS5 RD

    The Trucker DNA250C 30Ml. Squonk

    @AMDtrucking There's always a solution! I can think of one, albeit a convoluted one. It would involve putting the board in Lithium ion battery mode, and tricking the balance circuit into thinking there is a physical pack present. This would involve a voltage divider (resistor) network for the balance tap area. However, I'm not sure how the board would react to a voltage that would fluctuate between 12v-14.4v . Not sure how accurate the gauge would be considering the external input voltage would essentially stay constant, for the most part. Or I could be completely wrong and missing a simple EScribe setting that resolves a non functioning battery gauge when in PSU mode. lol I can't seem to find one though.
  9. Spector NS5 RD

    The Trucker DNA250C 30Ml. Squonk

    TBH, i don't think the Battery gauge works when in PSU mode, regardless of how you wire anything. I haven't tried running a 250C from a PSU to test this theory but have with a monochrome 250. The battery gas gauging is generated from the analog front of the DNA board (Battery Management/Protection/Balancing IC). When in PSU mode this monolithic IC is disabled, given it's not needed when using an external PSU. In short, without that IC calculating battery capacity, the board cannot estimate a percentage. I would just delete the batt percentage field from your theme if you are going to use the board in PSU mode.
  10. Spector NS5 RD

    wont fire but change power up and down

    My guess is this is an assembly error. Take a pair of tweezers and bridge the external fire button pinout of the DNA board where you have your fire button wires soldered. If the board responds, you can then re-check your soldering and wiring to the external switch. Some pics would be great! especially of the external button pinout, your soldering and your external button wire soldering. I have 2 of the same enclosure, using external fire buttons.
  11. Spector NS5 RD

    Vaporshark Dna200

    @Shaggz You need a new board. If any cell reads higher than 4.20v that indicates an analog front end failure (responsible for battery monitoring and balancing). VS has great customer service. Every time I've dealt with VS's customer service, they have always been helpful. Unfortunately, given the board is a proprietary board from Evolv made for VS, VS is the only authorized company allowed to replace the board. If the device is out of warranty there may be a small board replacement charge.
  12. Spector NS5 RD

    Serious Problem

    If the upload process gets interrupted, I'm pretty sure you can un brick the device. If you open up EScribe, "Tools" ........ "Apply Service Pack"......... then select the firmware appropriate for the board. If the board is detected the update should force it's way through. I would use a different USB cable. Given the most likely reason for the disconnect during a FW update is a faulty USB cable. The DNA 60 hasn't had an update for quite some time. What firmware were you updating to? What is the current FW on the device?
  13. Spector NS5 RD

    wont fire but change power up and down

    What mod is this? Is this a custom piece? Does this mod use the onboard fire button or external?
  14. Spector NS5 RD

    wont fire but change power up and down

    So if it it does fire through EScribe, then something must be going on with the fire button on the board. This is interesting. Did the mod ever work (fire) or is this a crib death? If this happened out of nowhere, I would assume the button has failed or the pull up resistor for it has been knocked off. How many puffs on the mod?
  15. Spector NS5 RD

    wont fire but change power up and down

    If you go into EScribe and open Device Monitor, does the virtual fire button fire the mod (lower right section of DM screen, the little box next to "Puff") ? Does the button on the DNA board still have a tactile and audible "click"?