WarP-Drive Industrial DC Speed Controller
The WarP-Drive Industrial (a.k.a. the "WarP-Drive 2 ") has now replaced the Classic controller. It has many great features that make it an attractive motor speed controller choice for all classes of high power DC electric vehicle conversions.
The base unit comes programmed for 1000A rated output at 400V, and is user-upgradeable to 1200 and 1400 amps. The WarP-Drive comes from the factory with CANbus connectivity, which gives it endless capabilities to operate in conjunction with already-in-development third-party hardware solutions.
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New and Improved Features
This new Industrial WarP-Drive controller has many exciting enhancements from our Classic version:
Variable DC Voltage Input/Output
The unit can be initially purchased with 160, 260, or 360V nominal limits. Customers can purchase upgrades at any time that allow the end-user to perform the upgrade. This versatility allows customers to start with a feature-packed controller, and scale to higher pack voltages as budget allows.
The output voltage (motor voltage) can be configured using our Interface Module to limit the voltage that the motor sees. This is especially useful for higher pack voltages used with motors that are limited (such as the NetGain WarP, ImPulse, and TransWarP, which have a limit of 160-170V).
The best controllers on the market use liquid cooling to wick away the heat produced. The WarP-Drive uses precision machined liquid chill plates. Connecting to the chill plate is extremely easy! We also carry two custom cooling kits for the WarP-Drive. These kits are designed to be installed in minimal time.
Designed for any temperature situation, the WarP-Drive internally protects itself from overheating. When using the available cooling kits, temperatures can usually be limited to below 55C. However, some situations can arise causing the temperatures to rise above this (e.g. a pump failure). At 55C, maximum power output capability begins to decrease. At 95C, the amp-output capability hits zero.
Hall Effect Throttle Input
The WarP-Drive exclusively uses a Hall-effect throttle input (no 0-5kohm "potboxes"!). These throttle channels are completely electrically isolated from each other and the chassis ground. NetGain Controls provides two types of throttle assemblies. One is a complete pedal unit. And for those who have used a pot-box in the past or those simply not wanting to change out the original accelerator pedal, an automotive-quality unit is available that can connect to the existing throttle cable.
Simple Installation Without Sacrificing Functionality
The WarP-Drive is very simple to install. It ships with a 4ft pigtail for connecting to the controller. In addition to the high power cable connections, there are only 10 wires that have to be connected. A brake input line is provided for additional safety to shut the controller down when the brake is pressed. A reverse input is also available to trigger an alternate setting profile. This feature can be used to toggle between two performance modes, with different amp and voltage limitation settings. The Industrial controller has a rotary switch on the internal board that allows the installer to select the installed throttle. It also has a jumper for selecting whether the internal main contactor coil suppression is connected or disconnected. This should be selected for contactors that do not provide internal coil suppression (e.g. Albright SW-200).
Safe, Durable Connections
Consumer safety was of utmost priority when designing the WarP-Drive Industrial. As such, the high voltage terminals on the controller were placed inside the enclosure. This eliminates the need for clumsy add-on devices to shield these high voltage connections and makes for a very clean installation.
Throttle, precharging, and data output terminals on the controller's front are automotive quality, waterproof connectors.
External Construction Optimized for Size, Weight, Function, and Durability
The WarP-Drive weighs in at just under 23lbs (10.4kg)! It is approximately 4 1/4" high, 7" wide, and 20" long. All core functionality is built into the single unit, eliminating the need to mount multiple enclosures.
The WarP-Drive enclosure is completely aluminum, with the top and sides being anodized. These plates are not only visually appealing, they also act as an extra heat sink to wick away heat.
The Quality You'd Expect From NetGain
The WarP-Drive controller by NetGain Controls, Inc., has the quality you would expect from the NetGain name. The controller is built with the highest quality components. Each unit is
assembled and tested in a professional electronics assembly facility and shipped in our attractive custom foam packaging.
You may also contact us via the following:
|NetGain Controls, Inc.|
|695 West 1725 North|
|Logan, Utah 84321|
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