Do controllers have overheat protection?? Re: Cyclone controller
I would like to know if controllers in general have overheat protection where they shut down & specifically whether or not a CYCLONE controller has it. I have a complete new Cyclone system--a 650 watt & the controller is remote to where I cannot feel it while riding. On one of my 1st test runs I had just climbed a steep bridge (I had climbed it earlier & was on the return trip & some time had elapsed--1/2 hour or so) came down the slope and traveled a few blocks & the system shut down. I never saw a yellow light but may have missed it. When it stopped I turned the throttle wide open & got a red light so I pedaled home. @ the I was thinking the batteries were low so I put the charger on & much to my surprise the batteries were fully charged w/ 1-1/2 hours!!! (I did not think to feel the controller at the time---if it happens again I will) The other day, from a yellow light condition, I charged the batteries to full charge & that took 4 hrs. I have a 24 volt 6 amphr charger & am charging 2-24 volt 66 amphr SLA batteries for a total 66 amphrs @ 24 volts.
The next time I have a full charge I am going to take a voltage reading & the same when they are discharged to the yellow condition for reference.
I have felt the controller after a flat road ride & it is hardly even warm.
Any information and/ or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by PJIII; 04-19-10 at 02:25 PM.