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Old 03-08-2008, 10:54 AM
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Default 144V controllers

Hello everyone,

I am looking for 144V controllers and I was wondering what my options were.
I will most likely use the ADC FBI motor at 144V.
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Andre
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:12 AM
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Hello everyone,

I am looking for 144V controllers and I was wondering what my options were.
I will most likely use the ADC FBI motor at 144V.
Thanks
Andre
Hi Xanerrix, i guess it depends on $, im using Curtis 1231 with a Warp11 at 144V, not all together yet so i cant tell you much more.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:15 AM
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Hmmm... For some reason I thought the 1231 was only rated for 120V.

Either way- If you can find one a DC Power Systems Raptor (either the 600 or the 1200) will probably serve you well. I guess the 1200 would be more desirable, as the 600 has been known to self-destruct (I haven't had any problems with mine yet though).

And of course you can never go wrong with a Zilla!
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:30 AM
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Zilla has a pretty decent wait time. If you are going to do that make sure you plan ahead and order it ASAP.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:06 PM
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Zilla has a pretty decent wait time. If you are going to do that make sure you plan ahead and order it ASAP.

I spoke to the people at Cafe Electronics and they said the Zilla 1k LV had about a 6 month lead time, and is rated to 156v. the Zilla 1K HV has a shorter lead time and is rated to 300v.

The Curtis #1231C-8601 is rated up to 144v.

I am planning on using a Zilla, just for all the nifty features, let alone it is supposed to be a better controller. Don't forget the Zilla does need to be liquid cooled.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:33 PM
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FYI, price difference between the LV and HV is about $700.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:22 PM
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if budget is important I'd probably look to the new 144v Kelly
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:41 AM
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if budget is important I'd probably look to the new 144v Kelly
Thanks for pointing them out. 900-1000 dollars 500 amps 144 volts. Do you guys think the regen one is worth getting? http://www.kellycontroller.com/shop/?mod=cat&cat_id=20
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:46 AM
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I've heard that regen with DC motors is problematic but I don't know if there is actually any truth to it
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:43 PM
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You'd require a Permanent Magnet motor to use the regen feature on that controller.

Most EV motors are Series Wound Motors, which to my understanding there is no way to have actual "regenerative" breaking from these motors, only forced motor breaking which takes up energy.

Those Kelly controllers look good for $900 you get 144v and 250A continuous, fully programmable, current limiting controls, high pedal disable.

That's everything you need in an EV.
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