I’m looking at the possibility of using the 48V ODrive V3.5 with a 12S LIPO battery. This would mean a fully charged pack voltage of 50.4V and possibly a bit higher up around 53V.
I did a quick inspection of the board and found that the bulk capacitors on the bottom would be the limiting components as they are rated for 50V. Would replacing those capacitors with 63V variants allow the 48V ODrive to operate above 48V or are there other components that would also need to be replaced?
Thanks for the response - as it stands ODrive 3.5 is great! I’m just looking for the ability to use commonly available 12S LiPos while being able to charge them to 100% SoC and not worry about getting the packs voltage just bellow 48V. Also, do you foresee needing some voltage headroom in the design to allow for voltage spikes due to inductive switching above the nominal bus/battery voltage that could degrade the caps prematurely? I haven’t put a scope probe to the board so this is all just me thinking out loud.
That said, Is there a chance your next rev of the board could feature updated caps to allow for a slightly higher voltage? Would it impact your BOM cost too much?
You are absolutely right. I am not using the board to its full potential. As a part of a prototype, I only want to use this to drive two hoverboard hub motors, each is rated 350w. Posted here since the regulator may suffice @mosfet’s need.