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Old 02-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #4281 (permalink)
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This is the expected behavior! Whoo hooo!!!!! It ramps up to 100% duty because it's trying to make the current match the throttle, but the current is zero. It feels nice in a car, but on the bench, it looks a little weird.

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Old 02-04-2011, 03:07 PM   #4282 (permalink)
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Great... on to the powersection.. waiting for the caps in backorder.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:13 PM   #4283 (permalink)
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Why does it take them like 10 months to order something? Those bozos.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:15 PM   #4284 (permalink)
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Right.. that got me thinking.. has anyone ever tried an alternative for these caps?
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Dang! Digikey has a bunch in!

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Old 02-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #4286 (permalink)
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I guess the voltage can be increased without a problem.. Is that also true for the capacity? Does it hurt to increase the capacity?

Are there any other important characteristics? except size?

Edit: posted this at the same time with the post above.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:26 PM   #4287 (permalink)
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These are slightly higher.. 5mm, is that gonna fit?
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:31 PM   #4288 (permalink)
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Oh they fit. The tops of them are like 0.5mm above the baseplate, so it's perfect. I've been using those for about 8 or 10 months now. The more capacitance the better in general,and they have a higher ripple current rating too. I don't think they are necessary, but they are better.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #4289 (permalink)
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Cool.. gonna order them now.. can't wait to drive my controller. And if it works I'll order a new controller and powerboard for another controller.. and maybe a spare.. and one for a friend..

Howmany pcb's do you have left ?
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please work! hahaha.

for the control boards, I think I have 20. For the etched power board, I have negative 1, so I need to get in the garage and etch one for someone this weekend.

Make sure you check out the youtube video showing how to bolt it all together a tiny bit different from the help file. The help file still shows using heatshrink tubing, and my free version of Microsoft word ran out, so I can't edit the file until I can afford to buy it.

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