I used adaptto on one of my e-bike for almost half a year. I tried tune my adaptto a dozen times, but when i compare with sabvoton is a disaster. Adaptto with qs 205 v3 getting hot fast, when sabvoton has no problem. Below you have a link with a comparison. My friend record this movie with me and couple friends. We use
thermal imaging camera. This film is no edit.
Why is so much difference? I build a few bike on adaptto, every time the same thing with overheating. I tried with my friends many tune options, But that does not help much.
Halfway adaptto is overheating 140 C sabvoton has 80 C. Adaptto and sabvoton has the same amp battery, phase amp.
In this clip 3 bikes has sabovotn(red, yellow, and white), green has adaptto midi-e.
Good that you have done that comparison and share your results here.
For a meaningful comparison it would be good to know the real phase amps and real battery amps (peak).
A current clamp with true RMS DC+AC and crest, or min/max function should be good enough. It will store the peak values and you can take a look later after the ride.
Even a slight overshoot in the phase apms could result in much more heat, but it should also result in better acceleration.
Is there a difference in acceleration between the two, or have you done a side by side run?
Have you tried the setting "wire R phc" together with entering an accurate value for the phase to phase resistance (measured incl phase wires at the controller plugs)?
Yes Adaptto is not easy to set up. The problem is how can someone know that it is setup optimal and not only 95%.
this is the biggest problem -> the uncertainty.
A fact is that Adaptto doesn't work with Crystalyte TC motors, and even they do not know the reason why.
Recently i have hooked up a BionX D-Motor to a Max-E and the performance is quite disappointing.
It is nothing special in terms of ERPM and it has 120° hall sensors.
Playing with the settings - after an apparently sucessfull manual tuning - did not make it better, so i'm forced to use a differnt controller.