high power controller

Controller for reversible hydraulic pump motors up to 30 amps continuous output (50 amp peak) and supports 12 and 24 volts.

This controller uses higher quality parts with much lower resistance (more than twice the efficiency) of the regular controller for the same power, but supports 4x the current. There is no enclosure option at this time.

  1. overtemperature, overcurrent (stall) detection
  2. fuse and reverse polarity protection
  3. voltage, current, temperature and rudder feedback
  4. optional port/starboard end of travel input switches
  5. Serial communication with optical isolation, prevent ground loops and other electrical problems
  6. Waterproof 4 pin connection to autopilot computer (serial communication)
  7. Waterproof 3 pin connection to rudder feedback. (included)
  8. Optional motor/pump temperature sensor.
  9. Modular design, arduino based, open source software
  10. Dimensions 115x90x40 mm
For hydraulic pumps it is recommended to have rudder feedback or end of travel switches, not for the electric motor itself (because overcurrent protection is sufficient), but to reduce stresses on the hydraulic seals.

The prototype of this controller is described here: http://phoenixketch.blogspot.com/2019/01/pypilot-open-source-marine-autopilot.html

This controller needs to be paired with a suitable autopilot computer such as tinypilot or openplotter.



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