Controller for Eteks?

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Controller for Eteks?

Greetings,

I am looking for a suitable controller to work with a Briggs & Stratton Etek motor. Any suggestions?
Thanks!

Regards, Lindsay

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

You could try Electric Vehicles USA Inc.

They have a a few controllers that would work with the Etek. (http://www.electricvehiclesusa.com/category_s/53.htm)

What voltage did you want to run at?

I know a lot of people use the Alltrax AXE4834 though some people still like the Curtis Controllers

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

I believe we are looking to run at 36 volts. Those controllers in the link you posted are way over our budget. I've been looking at some on http://www.electricscooterparts.com/speedcontrollers.html Would you happen to know if any of these are suitable? Thanks!

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

hmm, try this math:

E-tek about 10hp

750 watts = 1hp

7500watts = 10hp

are any of these controllers going to be able to handle the current your drawing through them?

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

The small speed controller like Toy Scooter but Not for Etek motor
Here is http://www.electricscooterparts.com/speedcontrollers.html

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you need strong speed controller like 275 amp to 400 amps
Here is http://www.evparts.com/shopping/index.php?id=264
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that all what i say...

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

Wow, thanks guys! My team and I have barely any experience or knowledge with electrical components, so you guys are a huge help, so bare with our silly questions. Thanks again.

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

Ok, so this Etek is going to kill us (financially). We can get our hands on a free Leeson 3hp motor, now what sort of controller could we use for that?

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

Unfortunately, you're still going to need a pricy controller for the Leeson, too. Generally anything over 1000 watts is going to run your wallet deep when it comes to the controller.

Incedentally, what IS your budget?

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Linds
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Re: Controller for Eteks?

Well considering this is a final year school project, not a whole lot. I think we've allowed no more than perhaps $200-300 CAD for a controller IF it is possible to get one for such a price. If not, then we'll have to put a couple guys on the street.

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

just to add to linds comment. (we are in the same group) We are looking to using a twist throttle, like those hall effect ones. Are there particular controllers that are only compatiable with those throttles. I would assume these throttles have reverse capabilites. If so, how is the speed limited on reverse, if at all.

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

Some of the ones sized for motors like the Etek can be used with different types of throttles. I think the programmable Alltrax ones can take various throttles. In your price range your going to have a tough time finding a suitable controller, though. I've looked around myself, though not as much as some, and have never seen a controller of Etek or so size for less than about $300 USD (what's that in CAD?).

The reverse thing is usually handled by the controller or by a set of big relays. Don't know about the speed being limited if it's dealt with by the controller. If you use relays, it isn't.

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

Maybe the best choice for you given the discussion is the Logisystems controllers. Their controllers have similar characteristics to the Curtis controllers, they are not programmable, but good quality. You can only buy them on ebay and the prices are really good. They only take resistive throttles.. but those come in twist grip as well.

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Re: Controller for Eteks?

Deafscooter use 24 Volts at 1600 amps Custom Controllar for 50.0 HP Monster Motor
This is answer is 38,400 Watts & the Special Battery is Doped allow three time Power
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