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I have got my Opel up and running but it doesn't seem to be giving the performance I was expecting. I thought I would post my specs and settings here so other Zilla owners might give me some feedback.

Batteries 100ah Thunder Sky 48x.
Warp 9 Motor
Zilla 1K LV Controller

Zilla 1k settings:

Battery Menu
BA = 300
LBV = 145
LBVI = 150

Motor Menu
Amp = 800
Volt = 156
RA = 0
RV = 0
PA = 0
PV = 0

Speed Menu
Rev Limits
Norm = 5000
Rev = 0
Max = 5500

Options Menu
MotSpd1 = on
MotSpd2 = off
AutoShift = off
StallDetect = off
Batt lt polarity = off
Ck eng lt pol. = off
FR Contactors = off
SP Contatctors = off
Parallel Reverse = off
Drag Race = off
Amps on Tach = off
6 Cyl Tach = off
Plug in Polarity = off
HEPI = on
Z1K Scaling = on

Did I over look any setting(s)?

Thanks, Charlie
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My pack voltage is 156. I'm not sure what I was expecting as far as performance but seems like it's good to 35mph then it drops off. It's almost like I have power only to 50% of throttle.

I am using the zilla viewer with my laptop and the throttle reads all the way to 100% and the controller temp is maxing out at 101 F so I'm well below the 130F cut off.

The max amps I've pulled from motor is like 400amps and only like 150amps from batteries.
I'm going to do a few more test runs to see what the controller is reading. Just need to get the wife to give it some juice and not be a girl about it. :D So I can monitor it running.

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OK!!! I officially know what it's like to drive an EV. :D
WoW is all I can say. I changed the motor amp and battery amp settings.
Now she has a lot of power and is very quick even from starting off in third gear.
A few gear swaps and man this car will fly.
This car is going to get me in so much trouble. ;)
Thank you all for your help.

My new settings:
Battery Menu
BA = 500
LBV = 128
LBVI = 134

Motor Menu
Amp = 1000
Volt = 156
RA = 0
RV = 0
PA = 0
PV = 0

Charlie
 

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I've been watching the amps closely. The most amps I've pulled from the batteries is 300 amps. I think that this car is so light I will be fine with the current settings. But I will keep an eye on the amps and make sure I don't go much over 300amps.

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I get about 260 watts/mile, I have wide tiers about twice as wide as stock.
Need to get my 0-60 time but with the 100 ah pack I get about 50 miles per charge.
I drive it daily and put 30 miles on it using 7.5 - 8.0 KW

I've put 625 miles on the car now in temps from 20F - 80F (West Texas weather).

I have also dropped the LBV setting to 96 volts.

Charlie
 
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