Help!!! got the new Crystilyte Controller - What to do???
Hey Dogman and All who can help,
Just got the new Crystilyte controller today. I've got the WE BL36 front brushless motor/wheel. The brushless WE motor has Blue, green and yellow wires coming out of it that plugged into the controller I think burned up... My new crystilyle 24V-72V-20Amp does not show any colors on the wiring that hooks to the motor!!! If I cut back the outer cover on the wiring to see what's inside I will lose the opportunity to return the controller if my motor is bad... There are three Anderson connectors coming from the controller going to three connectors (blue, green, yellow) going to the motor but I don't know which are which... Will I blow something If I don't hook the 3 connectors from the controller in the right order to the motor???
What's your thoughts...
Ebikes-ca may be able to tell you the color code. I'll ask on the sphere, maybe sombody knows the colors there. Do the andersons on the controller have color code at all?
Just got back from the endless sphere, in the technical reference area there is a thread about this.
Apparently you could blow something with the wrong combo. I have to read again to figure out whether this applies to pedal first, or just ones with phase wires or what. It looks like you need some expensive equipment, or a low amp fuse between the battery and controller. They are saying 2 or 3 amp fuse so get a fuse holder and a few of those at a car parts store. The fuse will keep the controller from blowing if you get a bad combo. If I get more info from the sphere, I'll tell you where to look for it.
Looks like your wires will be green blue and yellow on the controller, but you may have to strip some cover back to see em unless ebikes-ca can tell you how the go. I had never read any boo hoo posts of people blowing a controller trying combos till now, just ones where they tried different ones and found one that worked. Don't fret, I'm sure we can get this sorted out. Maybe a pic of your old controller, and where the wires go would help. I'll go looking for one of mine.
Ok maybe that pic doesn't help. Maybe you could send one to ebikes-ca that shows the locatons where the phase wires go better, that would help them know what the order of the wires is.
If we get totally stumped, I can get some info by taking apart my motor, and seeing where each color wire goes. Once you know what color is the one to the middle of the order, the combos will simplify. All the stuff I find about blowing up something refer to hall sensors, that we don't have. On the phase wires, I find things about motors that run too slow and such, but I think if we get the middle wire right, the only possibilites are turns the right direction and turns in reverse. I'm sure we can get this done without smoking a controller. Chances are, the middle wire on both motors is the middle one on the plug.
All the stuff about random testing seemed to talk about blowing halls that I found. I don't think you need to buy a motor. But of course two ebikes is an option, I have three now.
I'm being told by fetcher to go ahead and try different combinations of phase wires to find the one that works.
Start a new thread, and say wich colors worked with which, once you have ridden some and are sure its good. I'll post the info on my question thread on the sphere too. A lot of us will be doing this, I think.
Holy cow, how'd that happen?