dutchlincoln wrote:Are these controllers voltage specific, or do they have a range, for instance 48-72 volts?
Do they all have the same options, besides the higher FET/current rate? maybe a compare list somewhere?
Are the enclosures watertight?
Are they available with a bit longer motor and battery wires?
Does anybody get any ideas? Since i'm I crazy to plan to get a cheap 48/72 volt controller just to get the car running..
Read the specs, it is programmable so you set the controller parameters for what you want. Why not look at the programmable controller software threads so you can see the parameters that you can program? Download some software and try it/look at it?
Compare list? These are individually built items so available in small quantities- Who's going to produce a comparison with all other controllers- perhaps you can do it and publish it for the benefit of others? Start with the controllers you are interested in, then add all of the others? You might find it a difficult task..
Mine has had no problems with water getting inside the case. If you're worried then why not use silicon sealant on all joints and cable entry points?
Tell Lyen how long you want the cables, you may have to pay extra- he uses good quality silicon cable. Ask him how much he will charge for your measured length of cables from your chosen controller position to your (front or rear) motor.
You can always extend the cables yourself to suit your own needs- Lyen supplied the cables with connectors fitted to the cable, and a connector to fit to the cable you connect to it.