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Unread 10-27-2018, 07:41 AM   #11
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Why not create and stickie a service bulletin?
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Unread 10-29-2018, 01:16 PM   #12
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Any harm in having the pre-charge resistor still attached with an XCT controller?
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Yes, I think it will not run with the precharge resistor on. Might trigger the HPD fault.
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Here is a 400a solenoid with arrows pointing to the Regen Diode (right hand side) and the Suppression Diode (bottom middle) properly installed. Note that the banded/striped side of the diode is facing and attached to the positive activation or battery/current supply sides to give the needed protection.

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Unread 05-19-2019, 09:26 PM   #15
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I think Alltrax needs to get their poop in a pile. In their manual they want a 1amp diode but in the schematic in tiny print they ask for a 3amp (both about a dime but they sell for 100 times that )

As far as their other suppression circuit that should be on their shoulders if they charge $500 for their product. Either fix the problem in the controller or give the 6 dollar part away with every sale. According to them they’ve sold over 3 million, why are they expecting a non employee on a hobby forum to be doing their job of informing past and current buyers. Shameful.
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Default Re: Alltrax controller both diodes

A 1 amp diode is usually for a 200a solenoid and a 3 amp diode is usually for a 400a solenoid.

And coil suppression is not as much an issue for the controller as it is your positive activation circuit on your cart. Ie: Micro-switches.

Your cart should have been equipped with a diode so if you kept your OEM solenoid it will still work as it did prior to the Controller replacement.
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