Re: [force_ev] Converting Force EV to Brusa AMC320
- gjc02000 <gjc0@...> wrote:Greetings all:
I am a new member and am in the process of upgrading my 1992
Solectria Force to a Brusa AMC 320 controller. It originally
had an AMC300.
The main issue seems to be converting the conectors that
go to the controllers.
The original controller had a 26 pin 3M type ribbon cable
connector and the AMC320 has a DBM-25 style.
The Speed sensor also changed from a 10 pin 3M style ribbon
to a DBM-9 style.
I am also in the process of building a communication cable
with RS-422 to RS-232 conversion. The DBM-15 plugs into
the controller while the DBM-9 plugs into the laptop.
Everything is looking good except that the parts for the RS-422 to
RS-232 conversion have not yet arrived. Other than that, I
am about ready to plug everything in.
Here are my questions:
1) Has anyone else done this conversion before?
2) I am following the schematics in the Brusa manuals.
Is there anything else I should know about?
3) Is there any special programming in the controller
that MUST be down before I attempt to drive it?
(I might get tired waiting for those parts.)
4) I have been taking pictures and notes of my progress.
Is anyone interested in them? (Assuming the car runs)
That's a real interesting project. Did you decide to upgrade because of potential improvements, or were you forced by equipment failure? I also have a 1992, the original charger went, so I fear that some of the other componants have a limited life that I must be prepared for. Good luck and keep us informed of the progress.
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