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AC Motor Controllers / Re: Programming the Curtis controllers:
« Last post by mizlplix on July 28, 2017, 03:03:32 AM »
You need to read your raw throttle output.  it may be 0-100 or it may be something like 3-96.

You then can set your mapped throttle to match your raw throttle reading.


Encoders: My most common encor=der fault is that the wiring is too long and that dampens out the signal too  much.
You can read the signal by hand turning the motor but still have the running signal strength too weak.  Please shorten the wiring as short as possible.
(Even if you are using the factory harness)

I will watch the forums now more closely to give you help.  Miz
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AC Motor Controllers / Re: Programming the Curtis controllers:
« Last post by pezhmanbayat on July 27, 2017, 11:58:21 PM »
Hi Ivan,
Thank you for your quick response :Tt0:
No, my controller didn't come from HPEV, i purchased my kit from Malaysia. :dD(:
Yes, i readed the other post for the encoders. :kA>: when I turn the shaft by hand I can read effectively the RPM (both positive and negative), but i don't know what this error is. :EL^:
is it normal? when i use throttle, the Mapped Throttle goes 0-100% but Throttle commend is always 0% and never change.

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AC Motor Controllers / Re: Programming the Curtis controllers:
« Last post by Ivan on July 27, 2017, 03:06:22 PM »
 :<pP:
I have been trying to get hold of Dean mizlplix  think he is AWOL
sounds like the curtis does not like the encoder?
Have you read through the other post for the encoders we use?

 :co<:

This is the link to the encoders.
http://usdigital.com/products/encoders/incremental/rotary/kit/E3

Motor Type
When HPEV buys Curtis Controllers they add their VCL with different motor types for just
there motors for instance type 50 would be for the ac-50 motor. make sense?

Did that controller come from HPEV?
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AC Motor Controllers / Re: Programming the Curtis controllers:
« Last post by pezhmanbayat on July 27, 2017, 12:06:53 PM »
Hi,

We are working with Curtis 1234 and 3 kw AC induction motor (KDS, A Kinetek Company model YDQ3-4-5681), with Curtis 1313 handheld programmer.
Question 1) We bought a kit and after I tested it we noticed that the motor doesnít work :O):. We are try to do the motor Characterization procedure. We Setup Throttle, Setup Nominal Battery Voltage and Setup main contactor driver pull-in and holding percentages. After that we turn on the Test enable and test throttle, the controller will have a Fault and the main contactor opens itself.
We determined A Characterization Error fault by reading the number at   Monitor/Controller/Motor Characterization Error: 8 , and in 1313 handheld programmer /DIAGNOSTICS MENU /Present Errors folder we see following errors:
1234E5221 # Encoder Fault
1234E5221 # Motor Characterization Fault
for the encoder, I strictly connected the cable from the motor to the one coming out of the controller, both as delivered, and if I turn the shaft by hand I can read effectively the RPM (both positive and negative).  In our motor the Encoder Steps is not specified in the motor specifications but we set Encoder Steps to 64 because gear teeth on the driveshaft in back of motor are 64.
Question 2) I can't figure out why the Mapped Throttle goes 0-100% but Throttle commend is always 0% and never change.
Question 3) what is motor type? I read the Curtis manual and their online documentation for it but there isnít any help.
Can anybody help us please?

Thanks,

Bayat
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Conversions and Builds / Re: Ivan's 1999 Sonoma Electric
« Last post by Ivan on July 24, 2017, 01:09:34 PM »
 :dD>:

Got a email today saying my charger will be delivered  7-25  tomorrow. about time almost  a month.


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Conversions and Builds / Re: Ivan's 1999 Sonoma Electric
« Last post by Ivan on July 19, 2017, 07:37:16 AM »
 :kR>:

Still waiting for the charger from ELCON ordered on 6-24      :bx:

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AC Motor Controllers / Curtis programmer DIY works
« Last post by technologymind on July 12, 2017, 07:00:29 AM »
I had a lot of trouble connecting to my curtis 1238 motorcontroller. I made my own version of a programmer for my curtis 1238, and also i know it works with 1236 and 1239.

Just to let you know it is possible to communicate with curtis motorcontrollers, also from windows 7 /10, with 1314-4401 and 4402 pc  programming station.

I got som 'china made' pcb's for the programmer, and reprogrammed the FTDI chip, it now works

If you are interested the schematic is here: http://techmind.dk/citroen-c1-evie-elbil/curtis-programmer/
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If you don't get succes with the old version of curtis programmer station, I made my own version now of a fully working programmer. It works with 1314-4401 and 4402, and maybe more version. I use standard windows 7 and windows10, work on both. I made a 'china' DIY PCB, and found a way to program te FTDI chip.

You can se more here: http://techmind.dk/citroen-c1-evie-elbil/curtis-programmer/
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Conversions and Builds / Re: Ivan's 1999 Sonoma Electric
« Last post by Ivan on July 06, 2017, 04:57:46 PM »
 :kR>:

My Oxygen/Acetylene hose burst cause the oxygen regulator kept creeping up
on pressure, I have had this small roof top set for 35 years, guess it is time for
a new regulator and hose got my monies worth out of this set.
All most done with the battery connections.
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Conversions and Builds / Re: Ivan's 1999 Sonoma Electric
« Last post by Ivan on July 05, 2017, 04:39:15 PM »

 :Dd":
            Got the batteries in the truck and all the buss bar made up, this is just the plus side.

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