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Old 06-07-2009, 04:18 PM   #1606 (permalink)
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Hey bdrhemer! Thank you for the encouraging words! I've never seen something like that before. It looks like a very helpful tool. I should definitely get one eventually. I may have to wait for something like that until the fall, though.

Back to ways it can fail! This is fun!

If someone hooks it up such that they basically bypass the motor completely, (like hooking both motor cables to the same post post of the motor) there would be almost no inductance to slow the current rise, which I believe would destroy the mosfets. The hardware current shutdown time of 3 or 4 uSeconds would be too slow I believe, but someone should try it just to see what happens! hahaha!
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