DevinL wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:21 am
So I have a couple more questions, the high brake, I've read articles on what it does, so it's basically the breaking system the controller uses from the battery to put it to a halt, like the original es4 scooters, would I need to connect this to the bird zero in order for it to run properly, I dont have a low brake on this controller. Also what is the self learning wires kn the controller help you connect the phase wires correctly in order to make the scooter run smoothly from the stop position, then you unplug the self learning wires so that it remembers the current connection setup, in other words help you connect the right wires in the fewest combinations of the Phase wires, also...
With my throttle, it has the ignition key, is there a specific way to wire these wires to make the key ignition work properly,as in if I turn the key to off position the scooter should turn off and not work to make sure it's not left on? I appreciate the feedback, you guys have helped so much
It depends on which controller you have. The 500-1000w controllers have low potential and high potential electronic brake lines coming from the controller which allow for 2 different methods of engaging the electronic brakes. Furthermore, the higher wattage controllers (really anything but the 350w which is ridiculously underpowered) all have an orange wire in conjunction to the positive and negative battery wires. The orange wire can be wired into a switch of your choosing (on off, toggle, relay, or key ignition) in order to power the scooter on and off. Personally I recommend anyone looking to install a separate controller to the Bird Zero to get between a 500w and 1000w controller. 500w to 800w is probably more than good enough for most people, and they have all the features you could need.
Just a side note to all new posters/users, this thread is at 27 pages with over 260 posts. In this thread literally everything about installing an aftermarket controller/throttle/brake has been covered. How to wire the new controller, how to switch it on and off, how to get the throttle connected, how to wire the hall sensor wires and motor phase wires, how to use the self learn function, and even how to install a switch to get electronic braking working. New posts should really be about things that move the discussion forward such as progress in hacking the OEM controller, problems that have not been covered in this thread, etc. Please don't come in here and post "how do I get a bird running" or "how do I wire a controller". It has been covered.