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can i use 1 speed controller (24v 350w) for x2 24v 350w motors????its for a electric cart? Answered

im looking to build a electric cart with two 24v 350w motors but im wondering if i can use just one speed controller for it, the speed controller is 24v 350w

thanks 
james

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

I'm just trying to sabotage your suggestion! Trying to do too many things at once, well two things anyway.

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jbutcher05
jbutcher05

Answer 10 years ago

why would you do this?

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

I was being sarcastic to cover up for my mistake. And I think Steve knows that.  And I also deleted my incorrect answer.

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jbutcher05
jbutcher05

Answer 10 years ago

so you gonna give me a proper answer????

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

I've given you two and Steve has given you one. Use a 48 volt 350 watt controller and wire the motors in SERIES per Steve's answer. OR Use a 24 volt 700 watt controller and wire the motors in PARALLEL per my suggestion. Or add some high power transistors that will handle 800 watts at 24 volts and control it with one 24 volt 350 watt controller. No I don't have a circuit I'd have to do some research on that first.

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jbutcher05
jbutcher05

Answer 10 years ago

but could i have 2 controllers for 2 motors? and put the throttle and batteries in parrallel with the 2 speed controllers

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

Both motors and controllers can take their power from the same batteries.

But I don't know how you're controlling the controllers.  Are you building an rc robot if so then each controller should plug into a different channel.

If it a mechanical connection then you just connect both controllers to the same gas pedal.

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jbutcher05
jbutcher05

Answer 10 years ago

its for an electric go-kart. with 2 12 volt batteries in series, thanks

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Now I'M confused ;-)

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gmxx
gmxx

10 years ago

NO. Power wise, the controller should be rated for the current draw of the two motors. The problem is that EMF from the motors tends to fry seed controllers when 2 or more motors are hooked up to a single ESC. I have had this problem in the past.

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jbutcher05
jbutcher05

10 years ago

so your saying i can use one 24v 350w speed controller for 2 350w 24v motors as long as they are in parallel??

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

No. you need a 24 v 700watt controller for parallel.

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jbutcher05
jbutcher05

10 years ago

so could i use a bigger speed controller say a 48v 800w???? thanks

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

How about just using a 24 volt 700 watt controller and run the motors in parallel?

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jbutcher05
jbutcher05

Answer 10 years ago

i cant seem to find one of them its only a 48 volt 800w controller would that do???

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Only if you are using both motors in series . Steve

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

If you ran them in series, you'd only get ~half the 700W. But if you want the full 700, you need another controller, either another of the same or one designed for 700W+ L

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

No. It's meant to control 1 motor. Controlling 2 would make it work twice as hard as it is designed to. There is probably a way to add transistors to it to increase the power rating but I'd have to research how exactly to do that.