NiallDarwin
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:58 am
Delivery Date: 12 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 004321
Location: New Zealand

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:46 am

Great work going on here. Thanks for sharing :D

I've been working with a plug'n'play module from http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/dilithium-vcu.html. It goes great on a G2 motor inverter but only in reverse on a G1 (I haven't ruled out wiring harness mistakes but I'm 95% sure I've done it right). Do any of you have data from a G1 and G2 inverter to share and compare? I'm interested to see any differences that there might be.

Here's my rig going:
[youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xjG_AcFs70 [/youtube]
Last edited by NiallDarwin on Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 am, edited 2 times in total.

Lothsahn
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Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2018
Leaf Number: 007797

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:26 pm

Very cool! That is quite nifty indeed.
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celeron55
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:52 pm
Location: Finland

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:49 am

I've been using my DIY inverter controller now for over 4000km in my project. It works well with full power and torque available.

I've been asked about certain additional details about the inverter protocol (by email, mostly), so I went and added some to here: http://productions.8dromeda.net/c55-lea ... tocol.html

Here's some snow drifting, because of course:



EDIT: Here's a gallery of the insides of that thing: http://packages.8dromeda.net/evprevia/gallery/

NiallDarwin
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:58 am
Delivery Date: 12 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 004321
Location: New Zealand

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:58 pm

celeron55 wrote:I've been using my DIY inverter controller now for over 4000km in my project. It works well with full power and torque available.

I've been asked about certain additional details about the inverter protocol (by email, mostly), so I went and added some to here: http://productions.8dromeda.net/c55-lea ... tocol.html

Here's some snow drifting, because of course:



EDIT: Here's a gallery of the insides of that thing: http://packages.8dromeda.net/evprevia/gallery/
Awesomeness! :mrgreen: :D
There's so many of those stinky Estimas stinking up NZ, what a good use of them!

rich888
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:31 am
Delivery Date: 25 Aug 2019

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:43 am

Amazing work!

So the Canbus messages the DUE is sending is enough to convince the Leaf controller that the rest of the car is there and working?

I have seen a few videos of people struggling to get the drive running due to not having every ancillary box attached? Or is that only a problem if using the Leaf VCM? The DUE is basically replacing the VCM?

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