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Old 05-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #4761 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Greg Fordyce View Post
Another thing I noticed is the controller gets warm. up to 60-70 Celcius. I just have the supplied steel base plate and was hoping I could get away with that in Scotland. But ebay to the rescue and have just got a nice aluminium heatsink the right size to replace it, so I will do the spacer mods on the bolts at the same time so I don't have the same problem that Ben and Joe had.
What's the ambient temp in Scotland? I don't think my controller got that hot in the hot phoenix summer. When you get your heatsink, you can compare its performance to my setup where I was seeing about an 18-20C rise above ambient as measured from the controller serial data stream with an average current output of about 200A.

Here's an example run

ReVolt AZ testing thread:
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