Controller Comparison Charts

motor controller comparison charts

Range Porter DNO Pro-120 Pro-150 4QD
Model 5 10 5 10 120 150 200 300
Nominal voltage range 12 – 48 12, 24, 36 selectable by link on board 24 [12 possible as special order] 16 – 48 24 – 48
Minimum / maximum voltage 10 – 55 12V = 9V – 18V, 24V = 15V – 30V, 36V = 25V – 56V 20 – 30 16 – 55 18-66
Motor current A [max] 95 190 50 100 155 165 230 320
Motor current A [1 minute] 75 120 40 75 100 150 140 180
Motor current A [continuous] 50 [depends on mounting / cooling] 100 [depends on mounting / cooling] 30 [depends on mounting / cooling] 60 [depends on mounting / cooling] 30 [depends on mounting / cooling] 60 [depends on mounting / cooling]
Reversing N Y Y Y Y
Half speed reverse n/a Link selectable Link selectable Programmable Link selectable
Regen braking Y Y Y Y Y [can be disabled]
Gain adjustment N Y Y Programmable Y
Dimensions [mm] 136 x 62 x 35 170 x 80 x 49 181 x 121 x 46 [boxed] 145 x 102 x 38 [board], 181 x 121 x 46 [boxed] 250 x 103 x 60 280 x 103 x 60
Weight [g] 140 390 395 Board = 320g, boxed = 630g, Board = 320g, boxed = 630g, 1300 1685
Power connections 6.3mm push-on blades 6.3mm push-on blades 9.5mm push-on blades 9.5mm push-on blades M6 studs M8 studs
Input 5k to 25k pot, 0 – 4V, Hall effect 6mA max @48V 5k to 25k pot, or 0 – 3V [adjustable via gain] 5k – 25k pot, or 0 – 3V [adjustable via gain] 1k – 15k pot, or 0 – 4.7V 5k – 20k pot, or 0 – 3V [adjustable via gain]
Reverse polarity protection Y Y Y Y N
Overvoltage protection Y [68V] Y Y Y [60V] Y [68V]
Under voltage protection Y [8V] N Y [20V, can be disabled] Y [8V] Y
Pot fault protection Y [>50k] Y [>25k] Y [>30k] Y Y [>40k]
Thermal protection N Trip after ~17 seconds at current limit trip @95’C trip @95’C trip @95’C
Current limit – drive Y Y Y Y Y [Adjustable]
Current limit – regen n/a Y Y Y Y
High pot lockout N N Y Y Y
Joystick/Wig-wag input n/a Via joystick accessory board Via joystick accessory board Programmable Link selectable
Radio Control ask Via DMR-203 Via DMR-203 Via DMR-203 Via DMR-203
Selectable dual ramp reversing n/a Y Y Programmable Y
Pre-select Reversing n/a Y mod N N
Ramping Acceleration and deceleration adjustable between 0.1S and 5S Acceleration and deceleration adjustable between 0.1S and 5S Acceleration and deceleration adjustable between 0.3S and 7S Acceleration and deceleration programmable between 0.1S and 15S Acceleration and deceleration adjustable between 0.1S and 5S
Parking brake N Yes [1A max] Yes [1A max] Y  [1A max] Delay and threshold programmable Y [1A max]
Inhibit function N N N Y Y
Powerdown state (motor) Diode shorted shorted shorted open-circuit
Tacho feedback ask Via tacho interface board Via tacho interface board ask Via tacho interface board and mod
Ignition, Electronic pot Y Y Y Y
Heatsink Basic integral Integral Integral with boxed version Integral with boxed version Integral
Double heading n/a Y opt Y Y
Switching frequency 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz
Quadrants 2 4 4 4 4