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I know you said you were going to refer to one of you controller configs to verify my setting but I finally got it to work.
I left the controller alone for a few days and came back to it with a fresh set of eyes.
I got the controller to work by re-flashing the controller with a different OS file.
After building a new harness, I connected a tiny 3 phase permanent magnet motor from a hobby helicopter and got it to move when moving the throttle.
The motor has no feedback encoder so the movement was not smooth but it did turn and at least I know the controller is working now.
I don't plan on using permanent magnet motors in my application but do you know if there is a motor TYPE parameter that would work with such a motor?
It would be neat to see this little motor fully spin up on my bench. My traction motors are probably 300lb or more and I cannot easily move them near my office to do further testing.

Conversions and Builds / Re: Ivan's 1999 Sonoma Electric
« Last post by mizlplix on October 10, 2017, 01:45:53 PM »
But does it drive. (I think not)   :HH*:

Lots of work there Ivan. 

I sure wish those cells were available
wen I bought those things I got.

Think of how many I could have got for $6,300 USD.....
Conversions and Builds / Re: Ivan's 1999 Sonoma Electric
« Last post by Ivan on October 10, 2017, 09:50:13 AM »
Here is more battery porn and the Elcon Charger  :lA^:
The bottom pic is the Kia Optima battery packs
got six of these packs right now.
I dont remember it like that.  I will plug into mine today and
play with it. Ill get back to you later on.
Here is a pic of what I see on outputs.
As I move the pot I see nothing on the OUTPUT table change.
In fact most of the lines in the OUTPUT table refer to proportional drivers or other aux driver outputs. I don't see anything related to main motor output or "Throttle".
I do do see movement on the INPUT table for the pot.

You show to be looking in  MONITOR/ THROTTLE/ INPUTS.

Try looking in  MONITOR/ OUTPUTS/ THROTTLE 1. (to see if your throttle 1 pot is working correctly.)
That measures the pot output.

I am working with a 1236 controller.
It was recently wiped to remove VCL coding with firmware 1234-6-8
The controller is set up for bench testing only.
I have the following wired:
3 wire pot
FWD & REV on inputs 7 & 8
Serial comms

I have throttle mode set to 2 and I have disabled any functions that are not necessary on a bench (brake, interlock panic reverse)
With this minimal wiring I am able to eliminate all error codes and I have a normal yellow blinking LED at 1hz.

If I power up the controller, set the forward switch and advance the travel pot slowly I can see the pot voltage on my laptop change.
I can also see the throttle map value increment.
What I don't see is the Throttle Command increment.
As I advance the pot from 0 to 50 percent I do not see any error code indicating there is a sequencing fault or some other limit switch fault.
No errors in history either.

Any ideas why the Throttle Command value does not climb?


Conversions and Builds / here we are !!
« Last post by proff on September 05, 2017, 12:13:46 PM »
hello guys !!
here it is the beginning of story
I bought a 15 kw motor
it's an old industrial saw dust collector motor but it has never been plug to any thing yet ( the owner of shop where I bought it takes his retirement before)
I did not started to put it apart yet because I need to finish some other project to get space in workshop first
if you look at the pictures album you can see the description plate
it's says
3 phases
1445 RPM
97 kg (~214lbs) I know what you thing it's too heavy .. I 'm affraid of this also
the casing is in aluminium (except front and probably back face)
it has a cooling blower on back side
unfortunatly its not a front face mount but I pay it 150 and even if I must rewind it, it's stays cheaper than a ACXX ...
what do you think ? did I made a mistake to select this one ? (even if I read read an read again the topic how to pick up a motor for conversion rewinding)
the objective is to put it appart and rewind it to get around 4500rpm under load joint it to an 2004 VW passat gear box (6 gears) modify transmission axles to put all on this :
thank's for any advices I will let you know onece I will open it !

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
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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