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Old 04-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #631 (permalink)
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Video of driving with Fancy Controller

Could you do a video showing your new TESLA-like performance?
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:35 PM   #632 (permalink)
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400 amp controller installed. Here's how it looks...

0-50 km/h in ...

36 seconds with the old 225 A controller
25 seconds with 300 A
21 seconds with 400 A

A lot of the total time has to do with technique. I just started out in 2nd gear with the 400A controller since it won't even pull 400A from a stop in 1st.

Also it's quite a bit cooler today, and the car wasn't limbered up.

Didn't do a top speed run.
Now that you have the 400A controller you might want to bid on one of these.

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Old 04-13-2008, 08:45 PM   #633 (permalink)
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Haha, very funny.

Let's put the new power in context: one time you don't want to hypermile/hyperwatt is when you're bringing home the take-out Chinese food. I used the ForkenSwift to get it this evening and it was still steaming hot when I got home.
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I haven't tried carrying Chinese take-out on my EV motorcycle yet.

I will have to take a photo the next time I have the pizza-carrying rack hooked up.
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burnout!

So to show Ivan the POWAH of the 400A controller, I just left 2 little stripes in his driveway.

OK, so it's a gravel driveway.

But the first controller wouldn't even do that. I had trouble spinning the tires in snow!
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But the first controller wouldn't even do that. I had trouble spinning the tires in snow!
Wow, you must have some super-duper snow tires on that beast!
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Well, yes. Also I suspect the 225A has different logic than the 400A.
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Well, yes. Also I suspect the 225A has different logic than the 400A.
logic?
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Well, the 400A unit has a user-settable acceleration ramp (via a pot), and a couple of other adjustments. Haven't played with them yet.

I always found the 225A acceleration ramp to be sluggish - it definitely wouldn't give you 225A immediately from a standstill (though you could get it under way). And it would bog down in thick snow at low speeds (ie come to a stop, with no amps showing on the meter).
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So to show Ivan the POWAH of the 400A controller, I just left 2 little stripes in his driveway.

OK, so it's a gravel driveway.

But the first controller wouldn't even do that. I had trouble spinning the tires in snow!
When you mash it to the floor how low do the volts drop? Also what kind of range can you get now?

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