Originally Posted by Harrycarry250
I might be able to grab a motor from my dad, so thats not a problem right now. Whats a good controller to get? If you cant reccomend one what are some good specs to look for aside from the odvious 24 volt. Is there a substitute for the curtis 5 k pot, like a 5k pot from radioshack?
The controller needed depends on the motor, and battery. Wicked recommended a good one. That brown DC kart of mine uses an old model 1204 Curtis at 48V and has a 275A limit. It does well with that. Both Curtis and Alltrax are good reliable products. Kelly is another place. Cheap prices and cheap products and you have to deal with China.
The pot (or driver control input device) depends on the controller. Most will accept the PB-6, which is a special 5kOhm pot used as a variable resistor. Any 5kOhm pot could be used but it is tough to get the full rotary throw on the pot equal to full foot lever push.