Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ordered a Zilla Z2K Controller Today!

I first discovered the Zilla controller a few years ago when I began my EV conversion research. Ever since then I have been drooling over its rich feature set and performance capabilities.

My decision to upgrade to lithium batteries (LiFePO4) has given me new reasons to pondered the idea of upgrading my 144v Curtis Controller to a Zilla controller because of it capabilities and features. Specifically I want to be able to programatically shut the controller down when any of my Thunder Sky Cells reach their minimum voltage range. This will allow me to protect the cells from under-running damage. In addition, the Zilla will allow me to run higher voltage which means better performance.

Recently I discovered that Otmar who is the founder of Cafe Electric (makers of the Zilla controller) plans to sell the Zilla rights and stop production. So I decided that I'd better buy one before they are completely unavailable and/or even more expensive. The only downside is that it will take 6 to 8 months before my controller will arrive. Once my Zilla arrives I plan to move the Curtis controller to my Porsche 914.

Hmmm.... Now I need a TransWarp 11 motor with direct drive shaft. Then I can eliminate my transmission altogether and really make this truck peppy!

1 comment:

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