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9551Re: [solectria_ev] AC320 controller

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  • Wolf
    Dec 10, 2013

      Yeah, you can send it in...

      I can get it on the bench and do a quick check on it, if it is simple fix I can get it back quickly, but if it is serious, then it might have to be after new years.

      I am working on a AMC325 right now that is quite serious.

      WolfTronix LLC
      2239 Marilyn Drive
      Saint Joseph, IL 61873

      On Dec 9, 2013 3:58 PM, "RALPH PISCIOTTA" <pisciottaelectric@...> wrote:

      Hi Wolf,
      I wrote you back in August about looking at the motor controller on the Solectric '94 Force that I maintain for REDI.  You were busy then and I am wondering if I can send it now, there is no hurry as the car is working.
      Please give me an address if you can look at it.
      Thanks for all your work on Solectria's.
      Ralph Pisciotta
      Wilits Electric
      65 N Marin Street
      Willits, CA 95490

      From: Wolf <wolf@...>
      To: "solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com" <solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:23 PM
      Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] AC320 controller

      I am a bit busy right now with the DMOC adapter (got the parts and boards
      in, populated the SMPS and they are working, populating the micro and
      support components now)...

      I have a set of cables, so I don't need any.

      None of the photos made it thru... not sure any attachments make it thru
      the Yahoo group...

      Since you don't need it ASAP, (your car is working on the other
      controller), you can either hold on to it, or ship it to me, and then when
      I get less busy I can take a look at it.

      On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 4:33 PM, RALPH PISCIOTTA <
      pisciottaelectric@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Hi Wolf,
      > Thanks for offering to take a look at the controller.  It has been awhile
      > since you offered and I hope you are not too busy.  We did get another
      > controller, which I installed, so the car is back on the road.  The
      > controller we got was used and didn't have the output cables to the motor,
      > or the input cables, both of which I took off the controller that needs
      > repair. If this is a problem for you I can make up some cables, let me
      > know.  I attach several photos, 2 showing the missing cables, and another
      > of a board that showed some corrosion, which is marked within a red
      > rectangle.
      > Let me know where to ship, if you can take a look.
      > Thanks,
      > Ralph Pisciotta
      > ________________________________
      > From: Wolf <wolf@...>
      > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 8:26 AM
      > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] AC320 controller
      > I can take a look at the controller and see if I can get it back up and
      > running.
      > Thanks,
      > Wolf
      > On Jul 5, 2013 4:15 PM, "RALPH PISCIOTTA" <pisciottaelectric@...
      > >
      > wrote:
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hello,
      > > I am new  here, and was very grateful to find a Solectria group.
      > > I am on the board of a non-profit REDI [redinet.org] and we were given a
      > > 1994 Solectric Force.  It has two controllers- model ac320 - 144volt for
      > > ACgn20 three phase motors. Recently one of the controllers stopped
      > working.
      > > I swapped controllers to find out why the vehicle didn't have as much
      > > acceleration- it used to 'burn rubber', a nice feature when driving in
      > > traffic.  Both motors are working and I pulled out and opened the bad
      > > controller, and there were no blown fuses, it looked clean, almost new,
      > no
      > > signs, or smells that would indicate failure.
      > > I am an electrician, and have a associate degree in electronics, so I am
      > > smart enough to know when to get help fixing things.  I might dig deeper
      > > with a schematic or a troubleshooting guide, but have found neither.
      > > REDI is having its' 20th anniversary next year, and twenty years ago we
      > > promoted an EV race here in northern California, and a Solectria Force
      > won
      > > the race.  So we would love to have our Solectria  running in top form--
      > > ours is still running on one motor, and the original SAFT nicad
      > batteries.
      > > Thank you,
      > > Ralph Pisciotta
      > > REDI board member
      > > Willits Electric
      > >
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      > >
      > >
      > >
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      *wags his tail*

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