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Old 04-11-2010, 09:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
bennelson
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I played with my controller a bit today.

I am not sure why it was acting weird on me.

I now have a new Serial to USB adapter, so I could hook it up to the tablet computer again.

I re-hooked up the main contactor to run from the Cougar controller. There have been a few times when the contactor wouldn't pop down. I think it might need rebuilding, or it may be that my car battery is running a bit low, and has exactly not enough voltage every once in a while to pop the contactor down.

If I just tap it, it pops right down.

I adjuste the Ki and Kp settings on the controller and got my acceleration a little more smooth and even. I also set the amp limiting all the way up. I can spin the tires in first again!

Also, I now have just over 2000 miles since electric conversion!
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