cwah wrote:Is it because you overclock the controller that it's less efficient, or is it because of the speed?
I'm wondering if the power usage would be much different between an "overclocked" and a "standard higher voltage" setup?
Speed. There's a long thread that discusses the effects of overclocking very well, though for the life of me I don't have the link. Essentailly, Setting to 100 or 110% is fine, although the jury is out for 115 and 120%. The controller ignores or won't flash if the value is set higher.
I have my system balanced at 85% so that switching between high and low is a significant change. It's fricken awesome though to go 40 mph in the speed zone and able to keep up with traffic. I just like the white-eyed look that people get when they see you're still pedaling!
Power usage: That sounds like a perfect subject to explore
I suspect the output will be similar. It was discovered that WOT is not really 100%, and overclocking is supposed to get us closer to pure open, but instead we have phase shifting (I believe I have that right) and it's this shifting that allows the motor to perform better, like advancing the spark during acceleration.