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Hello. I've purchased an Outlander front ev motor (S61). If i purchase the motor controller from another Outlander - how do I get them to talk to each other. Or is there an easier way to control the motor? Thanks
 

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There is no sophisticated communication between the controller and the motor - just the three phase power conductors and the analog encoder signals. As long as it is the intended model of motor (which, yes, is the Meiden S61 in the front of an Outlander PHEV) and the encoder is of the same type (it may change between years or something), the controller won't know it's not driving the same motor that it was originally.

You probably can't mix-and-match the front and rear motors and controllers, because those motors run at significantly different speeds.
 

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There is no sophisticated communication between the controller and the motor - just the three phase power conductors and the analog encoder signals. As long as it is the intended model of motor (which, yes, is the Meiden S61 in the front of an Outlander PHEV) and the encoder is of the same type (it may change between years or something), the controller won't know it's not driving the same motor that it was originally.

You probably can't mix-and-match the front and rear motors and controllers, because those motors run at significantly different speeds.
Is the following pic the controller for the front motor
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