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Old 11-26-2007, 11:40 AM   #207 (permalink)
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12-30-2006, 07:14 Pm

Tried and failed again to get my eBay golf cart controller to work today. (It's not the pot.) Email from an electronics tech on the EV list says it's probably no good (after doing a couple of DVM tests he suggested). Drat. Maybe it's a good thing I haven't left feedback yet - If I'm lucky I can get the seller to make good.

So I started reading up on the GE EV-1 controller that came with the forklift. It's more complex than the Curtis to install, and it has to be configured differently for its new life. I've got lots of info though: 3 maintenance booklets with operating descriptions, pin & wiring diagrams, schematics, the works.

I was just being lazy and putting off the hard work. I would have liked to get the car going on the Curtis, and then swap over to the EV-1 later.

EDIT: on the plus side, Ivan's brother donated a 36v bulk battery charger with a timer to the project. He got it from his work (they were switching to smart chargers for their forklifts).
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