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Old 04-12-2016, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default DCX or XCT

I have an EZGO DCS cart...all stock.

I had a DCX400 that died and looking at either another DCX400 or XCT400.

Any advantages of a XCT400 over DCX400 controller to be used on my DCS cart?

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Old 04-12-2016, 09:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: DCX or XCT

XCT is a newer design. Go for that!
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:55 AM   #3
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XCT is a newer design. Go for that!
The XCT technology is 15 years newer than the DCX. Kind of like comparing a flip phone to an iphone. Get the DCX, the choice is a no-brainer.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:24 AM   #4
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The XCT technology is 15 years newer than the DCX. Kind of like comparing a flip phone to an iphone. Get the DCX, the choice is a no-brainer.
Since the recommendation is at odds with the history lesson and comparison, I suspect there was a brain fart.

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On the other hand, I couldn't get the full performance out of a PDS flavored XCT, or access all the XCT's bells and whistles, until I connected the speed sensor, so I'm wondering if there is actually much performance difference between a DCX and a DCS flavored XCT, other than newer technology.

More specifically, is the XCT worth the higher price and more difficult installation than a DCX in a DCS cart with a stock DCS motor?

Granted, if an aftermarket motor with a speed sensor was installed, or on the radar as a future upgrade, the XCT would be worth it.
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Even if there is no performance difference I would still go with the XCT's newer technology.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:08 AM   #6
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I have a XCT, so I'm happy with everybody's opinion. But I am courious what "new technology" there really is. (Besides the bright blue color)

Sometimes "new technology" is cheaper manufacturing.
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If you have a DCS cart and get a motor with a speed sensor...is that possible to make it work?

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The newer technology includes a 32-bit CPU, so the XCT has a lot of processing power, far more than what is actually needed for Amp throughput management, so we will very likely be seeing some interesting attachments and add-on features for the XCT in the future.

Apparently sometime in 2016 they will introduce the Alltrax BMS-48 for a 48V Lithium conversion that communicates with the XCT via the CAN-BUS jack.

In the Toolkit programming software, I see several greyed out "User" tabs, apparently for different performance programming for wife, kids, golf, hunting, etc. Hopefully, they will introduce a remote panel of some-kind that will allow us to change "Users" without connecting a laptop.

Of course, Hi-Tech isn't for everyone.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:09 PM   #9
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The motor will work, but I don't think there is a speed sensor input on a XCT-DCS.

That is a question that Alltrax would be the best place to ask.
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The XCT technology is 15 years newer than the DCX. Kind of like comparing a flip phone to an iphone. Get the XCT, the choice is a no-brainer.
Yes, sorry about the typo above

XCT (2015 release) advantages over the DCX (2000 release)
The peak and sustained outputs are greater.
Regen braking
Roll-a-way protection
Reverse polarity on the input
Reverse polarity on the output
USB powered programming
Internal precharge (self correcting for 36 or 48 volts)
No precharge lockout
Should I go on? Okay
User custom throttle and torque curves.
Infinite amperage and regen adjustment.
Infinite reverse speed adjustment
Infinite throttle rate.
Self correcting throttle sensor
Optional cooling fan
Rpm limit
Golf and street modes
And more like
Direct connections = no adapters
Integrated heat sink
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