Monday, December 31, 2007

Now that the motor is on its way, I need to carefully consider the controller. The problem I am having is that none of the controllers I am finding really suit my need. I need to be able to set an idle speed for the motor to keep the auto tranny happy, so I am considering building my own. I know the basics of a PWM controller, and I have an idea on how to build one, but I need to find some 400 AMP transistors and diodes. I will be making another visit to Radio Shack to gather the smaller parts I need, and will start on it.

2 comments:

Nick said...

using that auto tranny might end up costing you more than its worth. A 5 speed swap is 20 x easier than building a PWM controller. I've done both. Where did you get your motor from and how much did it cost?

David Harrington said...

I am going to try the custom PWM controller as I have most of it done, and I am implementing my own features. I got the motor from SurplusCenter.com for $264 after shipping.