Pro-360: 12V – 84V, 360A, programmable.

£372.00£399.00

The Pro-360 is our new high power controller. The LCD display shows you voltage, current, and temperature. It’s got inputs for radio control, dead mans handle, slow / fast modes, motor temperature, speed sensing, limit switches and more. Air and liquid cooled options are available.

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Motor noise suppression

We strongly recommend fitting motor noise suppression components to each motor in your system. This is because electric motors are electrically noisy machines, the sparks commonly seen at the brushes are a source of radio frequency interference [RFI] that can interfere with, and even cause terminal damage to a controller. We have interference suppression packs suitable for 24V and 48V systems, and a page of advice on how to fit them and other steps to take to reduce RFI.

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Description

Our Pro-360 takes the advanced features and high voltage rating of the Pro-160 and couples them to a new power stage capable of some seriously high currents. It uses the heavy duty bus bars and heatsink structure of our proven 4QD-300 to handle currents up to 360+A making this a really high power programmable controller. For longer periods of high current use we have enhanced air cooled and also liquid cooled heatsinks available.

The new Pro series  has been designed from the ground up to give a wide range of features. Full control over the motor current in both drive and regen modes, and inputs for radio control, temperature and speed sensors, dead mans handles, and limit switches etc. It also has a display to show voltage, current, and temperature that can be taken off and mounted conveniently. The external keypad means it’s easy to adjust between steady or very dynamic operation.

The standard version is ideally suited for motors up to around 10kW, and the high voltage version up to 15kW.

The key features are:

  • 2 line LCD display – this can be mounted remotely or on the controller and gives full information on your installation e.g.
    • Battery voltage
    • Motor and battery current [you’ll be surprised how different they can be!]
    • Controller temperature, [motor and battery temperature – needs optional sensors] .
    • Throttle position.
  • Built in radio control input with battery eliminator circuit [BEC].
  • Easily adjustable control over many features including:
    • Acceleration and deceleration.
    • Maximum speed.
    • Maximum drive current.
    • Regenerative braking current.
    • Low voltage alert and “limp home mode” to protect expensive lithium batteries.
  • Deadmans handle input for seperate guard activation.
  • A single switch to choose between any 2 profiles e.g. RC and hand control, or fast and slow. Ideal for training new drivers.
  • 15 profiles for storing different configurations, 1st 9 pre-programmed for the most common applications.
  • Top speed limiting [requires external sensor].
  • Overheat warning and cut-out , also overheat warning for 2 motors with extra sensors.
  • 12V to 84V without adjustment, * depends on version.
  • Peak current 360A.
  • Input learning feature allows:
    • Single ended or joystick [wig-wag] operation.
    • Fine tuning of pot or RC stick positions.
    • Voltage control.
  • Safety contactor driver.
  • Parking brake driver for vehicle applications.
  • Other inputs:
    • Emergency stop.
    • 2 x limit switches.
    • 2 x  thermistor inputs for monitoring battery and motor temperature.
    • Speed sensor.
  • Software updates via uSD card [coming soon are mapped throttle curves, current control mode, closed loop RPM control, and others].
  • Optional communications board to support daisy chaining / double heading of multiple units [coming soon].
  • Based on a specialised Infineon microprocessor with deadtime control to prevent shoot through mosfet failures.

Options

The Pro-360 can be built in a variety of specifications to give exactly what you want;

  • Voltage – the standard specification is 12V – 48V, but by fitting uprated mosfets and capacitors the upper voltage can be raised to 84V.
  • Display / keypad – the standard Pro-360 has a 2 line backlit LCD display under the cover. The display can be detached and mounted remotely, either on its own or on the adaptor board that has its own keypad.
  • Heatsink – the standard heatsink is suitable for many applications, for higher loads we have enhanced air cooled heatsinks and water cooled versions.

Simple to fit

The Pro-360 has all the essential control inputs on one 6-way connector. Here’s a video showing how to install one.

The full instruction manual is on the support tab.

Safety

The microprocessor monitors the controller and parts of the external system. Should a fault be detected, the processor will shut down the controller and display an indication of the fault. If a safety contactor is incorporated, the power stage can be disconnected to protect against run away failures.

Versatile

With a range of voltage, display, and cooling options the Pro-360 is ideal for use in electric boats, larger model locos, golf buggies, and industrial applications. It has a high degree of configurability but can still be used as a simple controller right out of the box. In terms of our existing products it has a feature set that is much greater than the 4QD-300 but with similar current handling, and a much increased voltage range.

Coming soon…..

We’re working hard on the next release of software for the Pro-360, key new features will be;

  • Mapped throttle.
  • Regen variable on the fly.
  • RPM control mode with PDI loop control.
  • Comms board for double heading / MU.
  • Dynamic braking in joystick mode [pull back to brake].
  • Display power [watts].
  • Display speed [mph].

 

 

The manual provides full instructions on setting up and operating the controller.

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Specification

Pro-360
360-S 360-HV
Nominal voltage range 12 – 48 12 – 84
Minimum / maximum voltage 10.5 – 65 10.5 – 96
Suitable for motors up to 10kW 15kW
Motor current A [max] 360
Motor current A [1 minute] 300
Motor current A [continuous] Depends on cooling
Programmable parameters Forward & reverse top speed
Forward and reverse acceleration and deceleration ramps [0.1 – 30S]
Drive and regen current
Reverse beep
Low battery alert and limp home
Parking brake behaviour
High pot lockout
Deadband
Input values for zero, full forward & reverse
Dimensions [mm] 281 x 103 x 60
Weight [g] ~1700g
Power connections M8 studs
Input 5k – 25k pot, RC [PWM],  0 – 4.7V
Reverse polarity protection N
Overvoltage protection Y [65V] Y [95V]
Pot fault protection Y [50k]
Thermal protection Y @65’C [also for 2 external sensors]
Joystick/Wig-wag input Y
Radio Control Y
Parking brake 1A max, delay and threshold programmable
Inhibit function Emergency stop input
Other inputs Deadman, alt profile, speed, 2 x thermistor, 2 x limit, 2 x spare
Powerdown state (motor) Diode bridge
Closed loop RPM control Via software update
Ignition, Electronic Y
Safety contactor circuit Y
Heatsink Standard plus advanced air cooled and liquid cooled options
Double heading Y [also comms board coming soon]
Switching frequency 20 kHz
Quadrants 4

Pictures

Pro-360 with the display mounted on board – it can be read through the standard perspex cover.

Pro-360 with on board display

Pro-360 with the display mounted on the display adaptor board, the display can also be detached from the adaptor board if required.

Pro-360 with display adaptor

Support

The manual provides full instructions on setting up and operating the controller. The manual is available in PDF  format:

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The manual is designed to be printed double-sided in A4 booklet format. To print the booklet from the PDF on a double-sided printer, select Booklet in the Page Size & Handling section of the print window, and set Orientation to Portrait.

If you want a quick look at the menu structure, here it is….

We’ve got a video showing how to use the menu here…

Troubleshooting

If we find any problems we’ll put solutions to them here and in the knowledgebase.

Accessories

Temperature sensor.

These temperature sensors are specially selected and calibrated to work with our Pro-160 / 360 controllers. One or two of these sensors can be plugged directly into the thermistor port on the control board, and the software set to show the temperatures on the display. The Pro-160 / 360 can also provide warnings at user selectable temperatures.

Temperature sensor

[Needs software at version 2.3 or above]

You may also need some or all of the following: