Controller Comparison Charts - 4QD - Electric Motor Control

Controller Comparison Charts

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Range SST Porter DNO Pro-150 Pro-160 4QD Pro-360
Model 31 5 10 5 10 150 160 200 300 360
Nominal voltage range 12 – 24 12 – 48 12, 24, 36 selectable by link on board 16 – 48 12 – 48 / 84 24 – 48 12 – 48 / 84
Minimum / maximum voltage 10 – 35 10 – 55 10 – 55 16 – 55 10.5 – 65 / 96 16-66 10.5 – 65 / 96
Motor current A [max] 50 95 190 50 100 110 140 / 200 230 320 360
Motor current A [1 minute] 40 75 120 40 75 80 140 / 200 140 180 300
Motor current A [continuous] 30 [depends on mounting / cooling] 50 [depends on mounting / cooling] 100   [depends on mounting / cooling] 30 [depends on mounting / cooling] 60 [depends on mounting / cooling] 60 [depends on mounting / cooling] depends on mounting / cooling depends on mounting / cooling depends on mounting / cooling depends on mounting / cooling
Reversing N N Y Y Y Y Y
Half speed reverse N n/a Link selectable Programmable Programmable Link selectable Programmable
Regen braking N Y Y Y y [programmable] Y [can be disabled] y [programmable]
Gain adjustment Programmable N Y Programmable Programmable Y Programmable
Dimensions [mm] 60 x 55 x 30 136 x 62 x 35 170 x 80 x 49 145 x 102 x 38 [board], 181 x 121 x 46 [boxed] 181 x 121 x 50 250 x 103 x 60 280 x 103 x 60 280 x 103 x 60
Weight [g] 100 140 390 395 Board = 320g, boxed = 630g, 1300 1685 1685
Power connections screw down terminals 6.3mm push-on blades 6.3mm push-on blades 9.5mm push-on blades M6 studs M6 studs M8 studs M8 studs
Input 1k – 100k pot, or 0 – 5V adjustable via software 5k to 25k pot, 0 – 4V, Hall effect 6mA max @48V 5k to 25k pot, or 0 – 3V [adjustable via gain] 1k – 15k pot, or 0 – 4.7V 5k – 15k pot, RC [PWM],  0 – 4.7V 5k – 20k pot, or 0 – 3V [adjustable via gain] 5k – 15k pot, RC [PWM],  0 – 4.7V
Reverse polarity protection Partial [not mosfets] Y Y Y N N N
Overvoltage protection N Y [68V] Y Y [60V] Y [65 / 95] Y [68V] Y [65 / 95]
Under voltage protection Y Y [8V] N Y [8V] y [programmable] Y y [programmable]
Pot fault protection N Y [>50k] Y [>25k] Y Y Y [>40k] Y
Thermal protection N N Trip after ~17 seconds at current limit trip @95’C Y [also for motor & battery] trip @95’C Y [also for motor & battery]
Current limit – drive N Y Y Y y [programmable] Y [Adjustable] y [programmable]
Current limit – regen n/a n/a Y Y y [programmable] Y y [programmable]
High pot lockout N [but can be programmed] N N Y y [programmable] Y y [programmable]
Joystick/Wig-wag input n/a n/a Via joystick accessory board Programmable Y Link selectable Y
Radio Control ask Via DMR-203 Via DMR-203 Via DMR-203 Y Via DMR-203 Y
Selectable dual ramp reversing n/a n/a Y Programmable Programmable Y Programmable
Pre-select Reversing n/a n/a Y N N N N
Ramping Adjustable via software Acceleration and deceleration adjustable between 0.1S and 5S Acceleration and deceleration adjustable between 0.1S and 5S Acceleration and deceleration programmable between 0.1S and 15S Acceleration and deceleration programmable between 0.1S and 30S Acceleration and deceleration adjustable between 0.1S and 5S Acceleration and deceleration programmable between 0.1S and 30S
Parking brake N N Yes [1A max] Y  [1A max] Delay and threshold programmable Y  [1A max] Delay and threshold programmable Y [1A max] Y  [1A max] Delay and threshold programmable
Inhibit function N [but can be programmed] N N Y Y [E-stop] Y Y [E-stop]
Other inputs Deadman, alt profile, 2 x limit. Deadman, alt profile, 2 x limit.
Powerdown state (motor) diode diode shorted shorted open-circuit open-circuit open-circuit
Closed loop RPM control Y [via C software version] ask Via tacho interface board ask Y [via software] Via tacho interface board and mod Y [via software]
Ignition, Electronic Y pot Y Y Y Y Y
Safety contactor circuit N N N N Y Via external circuit Y
Heatsink Via diecast box Basic integral Integral Integral Standard plus advanced air cooled Standard plus advanced air cooled, also water cooled for 300 Standard plus advanced air cooled
Double heading n/a n/a Y Y Y Y Y
Switching frequency 20 kHz [adjustable via software] 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz 20 kHz
Quadrants 2 2 4 4 4 4 4
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