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Old 08-27-2014, 12:46 AM   #1017 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by e*clipse View Post
One thing about these Toyota motors are that they are "buried permanent magnet" motors. This results in the motors behaving a bit like switched reluctance motors, especially at higher speeds. This allows them to overcome some of the back-emf and run at higher speeds. There's some great information about this in the Oak Ridge National Labs tests on the various Toyota hybrids. Here are two good examples:
Oak Ridge National Labs seems to know no definition for 'overkill'.


I saw 5 Khz and 10 Khz carrier frequencies on the boost converter. Did I miss the carrier for the controller?

I agree that this would make an AWESOME drivetrain for an EV. And I like the simple interface - 3 wires in, motion out. Whatever is bolted to this drivetrain will move as commanded.
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