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Old 11-03-2009, 03:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I am doing what someone else did! hehehe. The software is largely done by Microchip. It will at least give me a really really good head start. I've even compiled it in MPLab. So I have the hex file, I'm just waiting to order the PICKIT2 or PICKIT3, and a few other things. And the software has been tested and tuned for a 1/3 HP LEESON motor. It's application note AN908.

I don't think the control section will be very complicated as long as I'm using an integrated driver board/ power section module, which I am. hehe. They even have IGBT 6pacs that go up to 600amp. A 3 phase bridge with drivers and everything in one piece. Just add ripple capacitors. That's not the cheapest way to go, but certainly the easiest.
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