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Old 04-07-2009, 10:03 PM   #800 (permalink)
bennelson
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Paul, what you just said about how the ohms works on the open source controller is exactly how it works on the Curtis.

Nice and simple and safe.


I am currently test piloting the vehicle at 144V. I can't give away too many details yet. I am hoping to make a video on Saturday. I'm pretty busy with work this week, so I won't get to it until at least then.

One thing I can say. Acceleration in second gear is pretty nice.
I will also need to install some sort of "anti-gravel" right behind my front tires.

I believe that gel cell batteries are not designed for high amperage use, they may end up being the limiting factor in my system.

Also, I may need to move where my main contactor is, so that I am able to split the pack in two for charging.
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