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Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:46 am
by NiallDarwin
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]

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:26 pm
by Lothsahn
Very cool! That is quite nifty indeed.

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:49 am
by celeron55
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/

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:58 pm
by NiallDarwin
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!

Re: Controlling the Leaf Inverter on its own

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:43 am
by rich888
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?