--- "Darin at- forkenswift.com"
<[email protected]> wrote:
> I just mirrored the brush
> offset on the *other* side of
> the pole shoe bolts and thought nothing more about
> it... until this thread
> came up and I actually went out and measured it.
> Holy smoke! My brushes are advanced 17 degrees!
> (Measured from center of
> the pole bolts to center of the brushes.)
First off, yeah you need to bac it off a bit, heck
Waylands is at what I'd call max at 15 degrees for 360
> Jim, do I take it from your comment that since we're
> just running "mild" @
> 48v in the ForkenSwift, we should actually be aiming
> for 5 degrees brush
I'd put them back to nuetral if you're only running 48
volts. From memory those old Ottis / Bakers were used
in 36 and 48 volt units. Either way (extra 12 won't
> The car's not legal yet (inspection next week!), but
> I've been driving it
> around some... I mean "testing" it while finishing
> up all the little details
> ... to the tune of 150+ electric kilometers so far.
> So I've gotten pretty
> familiar with the way it feels. Do you think I'll
> notice a significant
> change in performance / efficiency by backing the
> brushes down from where
> they are now? Have I harmed anything by running it
> so far advanced?
It'll be more eff and have a perkier take-off but
probably slower at the top end. I doubt you've done
anything bad (yet), but you do risk straining the
armature and should set it back.
Hope this helps
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