Originally Posted by onegreenev
I'd do liquid cooling for that controller.
If I were living in Chico, the midwest or the desert I would do liquid cooling too. I already have a form of liguid cooling. It is called the Pacific Ocean and every day a nice sea breeze picks up like clockwork and keeps the temperature nice and pleasant. With my limited range I can't and won't venture too far inland. It got up to to 72F in Hermosa Beach today vs 99F in Redding, while Miz was enjoying a cool 91F in Phoenix. He is doing some experiments because he thinks he doesn't always need to circulate coolant to his Curtis. He may get some benefits from convection without having to turn on his pump.
As I have said before, it is simply a matter of priorities based on my circumstances. I would rather put some money into instruments while I figure out my cooling needs. My half inch aluminum heat sink has got to be absorbing some of the heat from the Curtis. In the meantime I will be monitoring my controller temperature while squinting at my Curtis 840 display. It will be nice to have some guages that I can see.
Speedhut makes a nice dual gauge temperature/ fuel gauge that may also fit on my dash. Otherwise I can get separate 2" guages. The nice thing about Speedhut is, for a price, I can customize the gauges. I could put Controller on the temp gauge and SOC or something appropriate for the fuel gauge.
Tomorrow I hope to put my turn signals and stop lights back on and take the car for a spin.