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Old 12-19-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Adding a fan to Alltrax SR48400?'s

Can I add a cooling fan to my already installed Alltrax SR48400?
If so, how much of a hassle is it to install on the controller?
Do I need another bracket? (picture is of my current setup)
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Adding a fan to Alltrax SR48400?'s



Scotty sells the fan alone. I dont think it takes up much more room...
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:33 PM   #3
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Are you over heating? I just ordered that controller for my 48v lifted txt series cart!
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Adding a fan to Alltrax SR48400?'s

The fan is plug and play. It plugs in and 4 screws secure it. Reinstall the same solenoid bracket.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:55 PM   #5
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Are you over heating? I just ordered that controller for my 48v lifted txt series cart!
No, just a preventive measure that I should have done.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:42 PM   #6
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Are you over heating? I just ordered that controller for my 48v lifted txt series cart!
Record a data log while driving the cart hard and review it in a spreadsheet. If the controller is getting warm enough for the fan to come on there will be a "1" in the "Fan Status" column.

Also, there are two Temperature columns, one for the B+ buss and another for the M- buss, plus an "Overtemp" column. I'm not sure what temperature turns on the fan, or what temperature put the controller into a reduced performance mode, but if either buss bar reaches 85C (185F), the controller shuts off untill it cools down.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:43 PM   #7
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Default Re: Adding a fan to Alltrax SR48400?'s

It is my understanding that fan would also be commanded on whenever amp load is above 2/3 controller rating.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:42 PM   #8
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It is my understanding that fan would also be commanded on whenever amp load is above 2/3 controller rating.
I vaguely remember something like that, but my memory isn't what it used to be.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:27 AM   #9
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Thank you gentlemen!
I will do a data log this weekend but more than likely will add the fan.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:13 PM   #10
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Default Re: Adding a fan to Alltrax SR48400?'s

The XCT48400 controller I have has about the same thermal characteristics (same case design) as the SR48400 and while I had driven the 10+ mile route I'd laid out for range/runtime testing as hard as I could go without any issues, the first time I took SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) with me, the XCT overheated and shutdown when we were about as far away from the house as we could get on the test route. I was driving fairly sedately, but the additional 130 pounds added enough to the workload to overheat the controller.

I installed a fan kit a few days later and haven't had a temperature shutdown since then.
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