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TEAM GREAN
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Controller

Is there any problems with having your controller a inch away from the motor?
Its a Logitec controller and a Eteck.

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Nope. Well, you do need to make sure of things like the wiring paths are clear so that your wires don't get crossed up and so that there is physically room to maneuver the cables etc.

BTW those are spelled 'Logitech' and 'Etek'.

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Re: Controller

Thats great.Sorry for the spelling.
One more Question , The controller is basicly a modded Curtis.What I want know is can
I silicone The controller (The plastic ends where lose,pryed them of to look inside)
If done right will it be water prooffish? Or atleast capable of handling splashis?
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Err - what about heat issues?

Both the motor and the controller don't like heat - and they generate a fair amount of it. I'd leave at least some sort of air gap. If you must have them together than consider a really good air flow and heat sink design.

Logitech? As in these guys: www.logitech.com - surely they don't do EV controllers?

Also, I think you caught usatracy on a bad day - he's usually quick with the heat issues... ;-)

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Well, he said they were an inch apart. That should be sufficient. The controller should be able to run about as hot as the motor. I'm assuming the motor already has suitable airflow around it. The Etek has a fan to keep it cool, doesn't it?

If you mean siliconing the edges where the covers are screwed on, then yes. There shouldn't be any problems, and the controller should be pretty watertight.

Actually, I was kinda wondering whether the fluctuating magnetic fields around the motor would be enough to screw with something. I don't think so, though. The covering to the motor should provide a fair amount of magnetic shielding.

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Well, he said they were an inch apart.

Good point - I missed that and I thought he was talking about fixing them to each other. My bad.

However, you still want to make sure there's good airflow.

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Actually, I got confused.. he probably means the controller from Logisystems. Logitech is the maker of fine mice and other computer accessories. Logisystems is the maker of Curtis-clone EV controllers that have really good prices.

I have two of those controllers but haven't opened them up. The ones I have are really well sealed and I have a hard time imagining water getting into them.

But you're making me think of this picture on the old Alltrax website. They showed driving a golf cart in a white-water-rafting mode, and another picture showed pouring water over the controller. Presumably while operating. The innards of the alltrax controller are potted in epoxy which is supposed to protect from water. But I don't see how that protects from problems if the outer connectors are submersed as shown in those pictures.

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