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Old 01-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #5397 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Ken6881;278393 when you hit a bump it would break connection restarting the controller. [/QUOTE]

I had the same issue with a Curtis controller on a Citicar.

The Citicar has a switch on the parking brake. That switch would loosen up. While driving along, it would cut out, and remove power to the main contactor.

I don't remember the exact wiring on that. It may have turned off the main contactor AND turned off the controller I'm not sure. Anyways, I would have to pull over (while still coasting, and trying to figure out what happened) Then fiddle with the switch, and everything would be fine again.

I never had a problem with the controller because of it though.

I am excited about the "pre-charge AND contactor controll built-in!" features of the new Open ReVolt.

I just have to do some work on the case and mounting it, and my Electro-Metro will be running the 1000 Amp controller! (I still need to find a 1000 amp fuse though!)

Not sure what my 300 amp ammeter is going to think of it either. I guess it won't mind being pegged while I do a burn-out!
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