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If I have a 24v 10amp motor controller, is it safe to use more voltage/amperage with it? Answered

Basically what the title says.

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orksecurity (author)2009-06-18

If the manufacturer thought it could reliably take more, they would have rated it for more. Feel free to try it, but it if it burns out prematurely you have only yourself to blame.

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mweston (author)2009-06-18

Try opening it up to see what all the components are rated for. Check for 24v or 10 amp fuses and replace anything that would burn out. The controller probably can't provide more than 24 volts, but probably more than 10 amps. If your trying to power a 36v, 15 amp motor for example, you'll be able to provide the 15 amps but only 24 volts.... I think that's correct, but maybe it would be good to google it.

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lemonie (author)2009-06-17

I wouldn't try it. A bit more than 10A maybe, but a lot more is asking for a failure. L

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