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The following blog entry gives a round up of the most commonly used motor controllers for use in EVs, it is a great place to start when deciding on the controller for your conversion:
2007 EV Motor Controller Round-Up

Just a list made of the information above (edited and updated) - marcexec.
Manufacturer Model Power Configurations cont. Amps Peak Power Type Features Product Link
Alltrax NPX 4834 24-48V / 300A 14.4kW DC REV link
Alltrax NPX 4844 24-48V / 400A 19.2kW DC REV link
Alltrax AXE 2434 12-24V / 300A 7.2kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 2444 12-24V / 400A 9.6kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 4834 24-48V / 300A 14.4kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 4844 24-48V / 400A 19.2kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 7234 24-72V / 300A 21.6kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 4845 24-48V / 400A 19.2kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 4855 24-48V / 500A 24kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 4865 24-48V / 650A 31.2kW DC REV PRG link
Alltrax AXE 7245 24-72V / 450A 32.4kW DC REV PRG link
Cafe Electric Zilla 1k 72-348V / 1000A 320kW DC REV PRG link
Cafe Electric Zilla 2k 72-348V / 2000A 640kW DC REV PRG link
Curtis 1230 24V / 150A 24V / 200A 4.8kW AC REG REV PRG link
Curtis 1234 24V / 350A 36V / 300A 48V / 250A 12kW AC REG REV PRG link
Curtis 1236 24-36V / 500A 48V / 350A 80V / 300A 24kW AC REG REV PRG link
Curtis 1238 24-36V / 800A 48V / 650A 80V / 550A 44kW AC REG REV PRG link
Curtis 1204 24-36V / 175-275A36-48V / 275A 13kW DC link
Curtis 1205 24-36V / 400A 36-48V / 350A 12V / 400A 16.8kW DC link
Curtis 1207A 24V / 250-300A 7.2kW DC REV PRG link
Curtis 1209B 36-48V / 450A 48-72V / 450A 32.4kW DC PRG link
Curtis 1214 24-36V / 400A 14.4kW DC REV PRG link
Curtis 1215 36-48V / 500A 24kW DC REVPRG link
Curtis 1219 36-48V / 600A 28.8kW DC REVPRG link
Curtis 1221B 24-36V / 600A 36-48V / 550A 48-72V / 500A 36kW DC link
Curtis 1231C 96-144V / 500A 72-120V / 550A 72-120V / 400A 72kW DC link
EVnetics Soliton Jr 12-342V / 600A 500A 150kW DC PRG link
EVnetics Soliton 1 12-342V / 1000A 1000A (900A @ >310V) 300kW DC PRG link
EVnetics Soliton Shiva 12-425V / 3000A 3000A 1.2MW DC PRG link
Kelly KDH12100B 24-120V / 1000A 400A DC PRG Order
Kelly KDH12120B 24-120V / 1200A 400A DC PRG Order
Kelly KDH12600B 24-120V / 600A 240A DC PRG Order
Kelly KDH12601B 24-120V / 600A 240A DC PRG REG Order
Kelly KDH12800B 24-120V / 800A 320A DC PRG Order
Kelly KDH12801B 24-120V / 800A 320A DC PRG REG Order
Kelly KDH14400B 24-144V / 400A 160A DC PRG Order
Kelly KDH14401B 24-144V / 400A 160A DC PRG REG Order
Kelly KDH14500B 24-144V / 500A 200A DC PRG Order
Kelly KDH14501B 24-144V / 500A 200A DC PRG REG Order
Kelly KDH14650B 24-144V / 650A 260A DC PRG Order
Kelly KDH14651B 24-144V / 650A 260A DC PRG REG Order
Synkromotive DC750 24-180V / 750A DC Lots of Cool Stuff Site
Zapi H0 24-36V / 230A 8.2kW DC PRG link
Zapi H1 24-48V / 300A 14.4kW DC PRG link
Zapi H2 24-80V / 600A 96-120V / 500A 60kW DC REG PRG link
Zapi H3 36-96V / 800-1000A 120V / 800A 96kW DC REG PRG link
REG = Regenerative Braking

REV = electronic Reverse

PRG = Controller is programmable, e.g. max. Volts, LVC, HVC etc.
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Contributors: Otmar, mattW, marcexec, Qer, onegreenev
Created by mattW, 12-23-2007 at 12:48 AM
Last edited by Otmar, 02-17-2013 at 05:44 PM
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Great job on getting the table in!

We should probably get the link[] text out of the link side. Also, I remember there being several replies to the original blog post that offered additional makes and models of controllers that I was not aware of when I compiled the first list. Perhaps we can grab some off of there and add them in.

Also, going forward, should we maintain a second table of "retired" models? And to go even further, what about links to their manuals or support threads?

Just throwing it out there.

Thanks again for converting the old list!
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No problem, glad if I can be of help.

The only controller left from the postings is Belktronix. IMO his are custom-built so maybe he could provide us with a range?
Or should there be only standard controllers?

I'll work on that link problem - seems like a filter issue.
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No problem, glad if I can be of help.

The only controller left from the postings is Belktronix. IMO his are custom-built so maybe he could provide us with a range?
Or should there be only standard controllers?

I'll work on that link problem - seems like a filter issue.
I haven't gotten my batteries yet to test it out, but there's also ElectroCraft.

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...00a-25243.html
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Yes, quite interesting thread, but no specs to add to a list. Maybe we should add a section on custom controller manufacturers?
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It's not possible for me to edit this wikipedia page. See attachment.
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Yeah that appears to be a bug with the wiki software. I haven't figured out what to do about it yet. I will be upgrading this site to Vbulletin 4.0 soon and at that time, the wiki may get transferred over to the new system so this problem will go away... In the short term, I can ask the makers of the mod what to do about it. I'll let you know when I get it fixed.
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Didn't manage to figure out how to do the link correct, apologizes for that. I suppose it has to be done with html-code but the wiki doesn't let me use that.
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Differentiation between series DC controllers and Sepex DC controller ? Or is there none..?
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