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Unread 04-23-2015, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Disadvantage of Excel carts

Is there a disadvantage of an Excel cart over an IQ? Other than not being able to use the magnet? Or an advantage of an IQ over an Excel cart?. It seems most of the newer Precedents are Excel.

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Unread 04-23-2015, 05:52 AM   #2
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The disadvantage is that they are more expensive to implement speed upgrades..... They must be cheaper to build or something as pretty much all the parts are the same except for the wiring harness and controller....
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Is there a disadvantage of an Excel cart over an IQ? Other than not being able to use the magnet? Or an advantage of an IQ over an Excel cart?. It seems most of the newer Precedents are Excel.
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I think that is about it for the disadvantages.

You could always use a Curtis controller, and the Alltrax new line should hopefully work without tweaking. The existing Altrax line works with some tweaks.

The bandit motor developed for the Excel system works better than the old IQ and I see folks recommending it here even if you have an IQ controller.

Advantages: If You like Regen brake, the Excel is far superior and effective technology in this area.
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I think that is about it for the disadvantages.

You could always use a Curtis controller, and the Alltrax new line should hopefully work without tweaking. The existing Altrax line works with some tweaks.

The bandit motor developed for the Excel system works better than the old IQ and I see folks recommending it here even if you have an IQ controller.

Advantages: If You like Regen brake, the Excel is far superior and effective technology in this area.
Yeah, hoping the new Alltrax contollers will allow us to work with Regen and keep the stock wiring.
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Yeah, hoping the new Alltrax contollers will allow us to work with Regen and keep the stock wiring.
Just so that you don't rule out the Curtis controller...

Regen is turned off in my 500 amp Curtis controller by request but if you still want regen it can be had simply....
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Just so that you don't rule out the Curtis controller...

Regen is turned off in my 500 amp Curtis controller by request but if you still want regen it can be had simply....
Is the controller user programmable? A Curtis 500a was suggested by one of the sponsors here and another said I should wait for the Alltrax because it would have more features and flexibility.
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Is the controller user programmable? A Curtis 500a was suggested by one of the sponsors here and another said I should wait for the Alltrax because it would have more features and flexibility.
User programmable in the sense that one can purchase either the Curtis hand-held programmer and/or using a laptop with the proper patch cord. I'm not knowing enough of what software one would need for this....
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Nothing free, the programming station software costs as much as the hand held programmer.
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Nothing free, the programming station software costs as much as the hand held programmer.
Figured as much....
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There is also a 350 amp controller available for the Excel That will help you keep the factory "feel" with a little bit more power.
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