This brushless motor/controller has/uses more wires than the brushed motor/controllers I have worked with before
The motor did NOT come with any installation or wiring instructions
They have a "wiring definition interface" on their web site but, it's kinda simple
So, lets see if we can figure this out
Rated Voltage DC 48V
Current Limit: 32A
Rated Power: 1,800w
Matching Motor: DC Brushless Motor Under voltage protection: 20V
Wires Interface Definition
Battery: Thick Black (Power Negative) / Thick Red (Power Positive)
Motor: Thick Yellow (Motor Negative) / (Thick Blue (Motor Positive)
Ignition Switch: Thin Red (VCC) / Thin Blue
Indicator: Thin Red (Indicator Power Output) / Thin Black (Indicator Negative)
Brake: Thin Yellow (signal) / Thin Black (Negative)
Speed Governor: Thin Blue (Speed Handlebar signal Input)
Thin Black (Negative)
Thin Red (5V Positive)
Charge Port: Thin Red (+) / Thin Black (-)
Brake light: Thin Red (+) / Thin Black (-)
These must be the necessary ones because,
there are more plug ins than are listed here
& there is also a Thick Green wire with a 3/16" ring terminal like the Thick wires that go to the motor & battery pack
Now, for the motor:
It has (5) thick wires with 3/16" ring terminals & (5) thin wires contained in a separate plug in, coming out of the harness
It seems simple enough:
The colors of the (5) thick wires coming out of the motor match up with the colors of the (5) thick wires with ring terminals coming out of the controller
The (5) thin wire plug coming out of the motor matches up with a (5) wire plug coming from the controller
The throttle has a (3) wire plug that plugs into the speed governor
We'll run the ignition (on/off) switch up to the stock "kill switch" on the Dingo steering wheel
& the thick black & thick red wires go to the battery pack
I purchased this motor controller throttle combo pack.
I hooked it up as per the wiring directions & it does NOTHING.
It does NOT hum, rotate or do anything.
I checked, it's getting 48V to controller & the throttle shows 4.5V when twisted
Hi,Pls don't worry,and firstly we need confirm if you have contact it as our Wiring diagram?If yes, pls don't worry, could you pls take some picture about your wires contact ok? the item is all have text before we send out, so they are no problem, maybe some wires don't contact correct,so pls offer us some picture to help us confirm it,ok?
Have a nice day
I sent back:
I have everything contact correct, just as your wiring definition describes. The Thick Red (+) coming out of the controller is hooked to the positive (+) of a 48V battery pack (4- 12V batteries wired in series) & the Thick Black (-) coming out of the controller is hooked to the negative (-) of the battery pack. The Thick Blue coming out of the controller is hooked to the Thick Blue coming out of the motor. The Thick Yellow coming out of the controller is hooked to the Thick Yellow coming out of the motor & the Thick Green coming out of the controller is hooked to the Thick Green coming out of the motor. The 5- wire plug coming out of the controller is hooked to the 5 wire plug coming out of the motor. The 3-wire throttle plug coming out of the controller is hooked to the supplied throttle (wire colors match). The Ignition switch plug coming out of the controller is hooked to a standard toggle switch. Here is a video, you can see my set up for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXLuc8YkwlQ
Pls check the attached picture, Pls contact the controller plug to your 3 Forward Reverse Switch ,that will be ok, pls help us try this,and let us knwo if all is ok later,Have a nice day
Ok, there was nothing in the directions about a 3 way forward reverse switch
...& I don't remember seeing a plug in coming from the controller, marked as such.
it goes forward kinda slow but, really fast - BACKWARDS
First thoughts was
...just gotta flip the motor & the axle sprocket to the other side
simple enough, tedious but, a simple fix
but, while I was out towing yesterday I was thinkin',
You can change the direction of many brushed motors just by reversing the positive (+) & negative (-) power input cables
I wonder if that is possible or recommended for brushless motors
I do NOT want to just assume that it can (the two have very different technology)
I again, emailed the place I got the motor from, thanking them for their help & asking if the direction, of this motor, can be switched
Yes that was helpful. It now rotates. But, it goes slow forward & really fast in reverse
Can the Thick Blue & Thick Yellow wires that are coming from the motor be switched with Thick Blue wire & Thick Yellow wires that are coming from controller? Like blue to yellow or yellow to blue? Or is that NOT recommended?
Pls don't worry ,Pls contact the motor blue contact controller green,motor Green contact controller blue wires,yellow color wire is still contact to yellow wires,
And the motor Holzer wires ,pls swap blue and yellow wire ,that will be ok.Hope you can help us try it again
Have a nice day
OK, I think they said
"yes you can, this is how"
So, if I am translating this right
...contact thick blue motor wire to thick green controller wire
...thick green motor wire to thick blue controller wire
...keep thick yellow motor wire connected to the thick yellow controller wire
The motor Holzer wires (again, if I my translation is correct)
...is the 5 wire plug that connects to the controller
...& their saying to also swap the blue & yellow wires on that plug in
Does this sound right?
Does anyone know if you can or it's recommended to reverse the direction of a brushless motor?