I have a e-bike project that I am using kv31f and kms as the motor controller. Since I need a torque control, I have to use the current control mode of kms. As far as I understood, the torque control must first go through a speed control and after a threshold the torque control takes place. The problem is that in e-bikes the pedal is mechanically coupled with the motor, so when the user pedals the motors also spins. In this situation it seems to me that if the motor is already spinning or even above the rpm threshold, the controller is unable to enter the current control. The faults the system gives is kind of random to me, for example: peak current on phase (A/B/C) which is strange cause I am trying to use current control. Motor overspeed in low rpm and even under voltage using a DC power supply.
So, my question is: How can I use a current control for an e-bike with a motor mechanically coupled with the pedal?
Thanks in advance
There are no plans to add a flying start algorithm into KMS. This is something that you as the product engineering team can add in to differentiate your product from the typical usage of KMS.
In order to support a speed-regulated torque mode there are a couple of things you need to do.
Now the motor will follow the trajectory and will not exceed that set maximum speed, and it will use up to the amount of torque specified in "user.command.IqRefMax" in order to reach that speed. The goal here is to operate the speed controller in saturation so you adjust how much torque you would like the system to be applying by modifying the user.command.IqRefMax, and you can set an upper boundry on the speed by adjusting the target speed.
I am always running above FOCLowSpeed and it mantains a torque with no problem but with limited speed. So am I always in TRAP mode, right? What if I could run until rated speed in this mode?
it really worked! It now fits our needs. I appreciate your help
Just one more advice I would like to have from you... In order to do regenerative braking, you suggest to use brake and regen as braking type or use current mode but with negative current demand?