crap wrote:The power capabilities could be verified by running it as a generator with a common resistive load instead of waiting for a working controller, if that is all that's needed.
I belive this was done a long time ago.
crap wrote: It's admirable but perhaps out of place for the designers to take responsibility for finding the perfect controller. Especially since a low controller price seems to be so important, lets not forget that there may be several customers willing to pay for a kelly controller or better. The motor is after all big enough to be useful in larger electric vehicles (motorcycles, gokarts, buggys, small cars...) where the price of the rest of the equipment may dwarf that of the motor and controller.
If the continous power really is 12kW or higher, and a kelly controller can be made to work, it is no doubt usable in electric cars, where the price of a kelly is not an issue. In fact, for the european DIY EV market, EMC certificates are often required. Thus anything cheaper may not even be an alternative, since it likely lacks this important property.
Like I said, it is admirable of you to continue seeking verification of the motors capabilities and controller compatibility, but perhaps not entirely necessary. As soon as someone has managed to push it to satisfying power with whatever controller, I hope it will be made available.
Kelly still has issues.... SO Kelly is out! There is NO controller ATM for this motor NOTHING that anyone has proven so untill then this motor is NOT going to be avalible!
Splinter has made a kelly work at very low power levels but why not just buy a cheeper better lighter smaller more efficient motor if you are going to run lower power levels.
Hall and marko have a video of running a VW bug with this motor and a kelly and it was miss firing to get it going. It would have only taken a few more miss fires them WHAM fried controller! We REALY REALY need to lock this thread till a controller gets sorted out! You guys have no Idea what its like to buy this motor and have it sit as a $1000+ paper weight! Thats just eats controllers. Even if you try to use a expensivre sevcon it WILL NOT WORK!
Thanks Justin of http://www.ebikes.ca/
Also a thanks to Methy at http://www.methtek.com/
And Dave who has some good deals on STUF
RC lipo and most other types of Lithium batteries you MUST know your individual cell voltages while charging and discharging.
Batteries of all kinds need respect they can burn your house down, so don't sleep with them under your bed or any other were you cant afford smoke or fire!
[color=#FF0000][b][size=150]Never above 4.2v never below 2.7v EVER!!!