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I was quite surprised not to see a sticky in here with a run down of the various options and guide on how to choose.

I know someone will suggest i write it now i've lamented it's absence
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I'm looking at a budget build, possibly run by a DC forklift motor.

How do i go about choosing a controller, i'm in the UK and not looking for the unnecessary expense of importing ideally.

Thoughts appreciated, thanks
 

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Being in the UK, stuff will be mildly more difficult to find, but you are searching for a SERIES DC controller. Google is helpful. You might want to consider a salvage auto for parts since it will have everything you need relatively cheap.
 

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Being in the UK, stuff will be mildly more difficult to find, but you are searching for a SERIES DC controller. Google is helpful. You might want to consider a salvage auto for parts since it will have everything you need relatively cheap.
I'm a keen diyer, and handy with a soldering iron and code, so wondered about one of the open source controllers
 

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Head over to openinverter.org as that is the place for diy controllers, most of the prius inverters can be used as 1000A dc motor controllers quite easily
 
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