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Old 12-23-2010, 10:24 PM   #4141 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot for the explanation, it sure makes it clear now.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:36 AM   #4142 (permalink)
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Dwffy,

I did a "contactor turbo-boost bypass" some time back in my Electro-Metro.

It was just a fun, wierd experiment. At that time, the car was setup for 72V, and I only had a 72V controller.

By using a dual-action contactor, I could disconnect the 72V controller, and directly connect in two more batteries - for 96V and more top speed.

It was fun and a little scary.

In that case, it allowed me to test out a higher top speed, and was a cool little experiment.

It's so much easier/simpler/better to just go with a higher voltage controller. Unfortuntely, they get expensive really fast. Building one yourself like the Cougar/Open ReVolt is a great way to go and keeps costs down, while maximizing performance.
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Interesting Kwanzaa facts:

1. Kwanzaa means "first" in kiswahili.
2. It goes back THOUSANDS of years, all the way to 1966 A.D., where it was invented at California State University.
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Hey! I'm almost done with the 1000 amp controller! Well, not really, but I just wanted to say that to make a couple people feel better.
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Whats the chances of getting the controller to operate with a 0-5v signal from a hall effect throttle such as this unit:
Throttle Foot 0-5V Hall Effect Type,JCTH,EV Throttle Foot 0-5V Hall Effect Type,Chennic Technology Co.,Ltd.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:29 PM   #4145 (permalink)
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How does a hall effect throttle work? Like if You had one lead hooked up to the A/D input, and one lead hooked to ground, when you hit the throttle, does the wire connected to the A/D input vary from x to y (0 to 5v or whatever)?
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How does a hall effect throttle work? Like if You had one lead hooked up to the A/D input, and one lead hooked to ground, when you hit the throttle, does the wire connected to the A/D input vary from x to y (0 to 5v or whatever)?
Yes, that is what it does with the Curtis hall effect foot pedal.
I think that the Chennic one is the same.

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Great! I'll add that to the board. I hear they are more reliable than potentiometers.
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Hi Guys
I have my Christmas present (controller kit) and I am plucking up the courage to start work
(the boss says I have some other work to do first)

As part of the preparation is it a good idea to tin the copper buss bars?

I thought that I had read it somewhere - on the Australian site?
But I can't find the reference

Should I tin?
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I ordered some tinnit bright tin plate, and it turned out really splotchy and looked like crap, but maybe a lousy tinning job is better than nothing? At any rate, it would probably only be necessary to tin the spots where you bolt the bus bars to the motor cable (right at the tips). If you just sand the bars just a bit with some fine sand paper during assembly, that should be fine because you have to put that silver conductive epoxy on them before bolting them to the power board, and that epoxy stuff keeps out the oxygen and basically glues most of the bar to the power board.
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Great! I'll add that to the board. I hear they are more reliable than potentiometers.
While on this subject a couple of questions,

First question;
When you say you will "add it to the board," are you talking hardware or softwear?

If it's software, can be loaded in by us using Adams program or does it need to be done at your end?

Next question;
I'm using a Alltrax right now in the tractor that the P&S controller will go into. The Alltrax has a handy input pin called 1/2 speed reverse. What it does is reduce power through out the entire throttle movement. I have no idea how they do it.

I can say it is very useful in two ways.
Even at 48 volt,s the tractor will wheelie violently in third (top) gear when full throttle is applied. You can be sure 15 mph is scarry on a garden tractor as well. I can't imagine what it will be like at 120 or 144 volts. I always start a new driver out on half speed for a while.
Then there is backing up to the weight transfer sled to have the chain hooked. I find it a lot easier and smoother to use 1/2 speed in tight spots with people behind me.
Finally there is loading.

Barring Paul or someone saying all you need to do is add this wire to this pin and program this, I was wondering if a simple switch or relay to add in a resistor parallel to the throttle signal line. So instead of 5k ohms for full throttle it would be 2500 or maybe even less.

Doable?

Finally Is there an official Open Re Volt decal I can put on the controller cover/

Be glad to purchase a few if there is.

If you don't have instock decals do you have artwork I can take in and have something made up.

Have a great New Year,
Jim

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