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From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
Subject: Re: Transmission Basics [TANKS]
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 19:05:48 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Derek Engelhaupt wrote:
> I hadn't planned on using any kind of slippage type gearing on my Tiger 
> due to the fact the RS80D is running 80a per side.  I have put a 70a 
> breaker (breakers are rated up to 48V and being run at 24V) between the 
> motors and the RS80D which should prevent any damage from occuring to 
> the controller or the motors if they ever reach a stall state.  Would 
> that be extremely unwise or just not the prefered method?

Yes, the RS80D has "current" limits, but an EV Warrior might be able to 
generate a lot of torque before that limit is reached.  The high torque 
won't affect the speed controller, but it could cause a mechanical break 
somewhere in the drive train.

A properly adjusted belt and pulley linkage protects the drive train, 
motors and electrical system all in one simple and inexpensive package.

        Frank P.