Okay, I've browsed through (and posted to many) of the other controller threads, but excluding the batteries this will be the most expensive purchase for my conversion so you guys have to put up with yet another post!
Anyways, I'm buying the controller this month. Now which one. (I'm using an ADC L91-4003 motor.)
120V Nominal (162V Peak with Lithium)
Prefer Made in USA - Enough manufacturing has left the country already.
I'm not rich.
Don't need major customization / fine tuning. If I plug it in and it works acceptable I'll never mess with it!
24V-120V, 400 Amp, $799 (Max Voltage is 136V, so a no go with Lithiums)
24V-144V, 400 Amp, $899 (Max Voltage is 168V - acceptable)
It's $200, but Kelly also has nice assemblies for their controllers: http://www.kellycontroller.com/mot/Assemblys.html
Upsides: Cheapest, Nice Assembly, Quiet
Downsides: Questionable quality, hit/miss customer service, Made in China
72V-120V, 550A, $1210
120V-144V, 550A, $1250
Upsides: Made in USA, Okay Pricing, Quiet
Downsides: Common problem of chirping tires in reverse? (Probably not an issue with my motor though.)
1221C, 72V-120V, 400A, $1075 (although this price is old)
1231C, 96V-144V, 400A, $1550 (although this price is old)
Upsides: Time-tested reliability.
Downsides: Not quiet, recent cost jumps have made it fairly pricey.
No longer in production and way out of my price range.
Right now I'm leaning to the 120V-144V Logisystems (Kelly 144V as 2nd choice). Anyone have any inputs? (Or know cheaper prices on these controllers?)