[Sticky] Programmable ECU upgrade
Hi, am the owner of a Super Soco and while I think the bike is fantastic in many respacts, the controller is to limited and not user adjustable. There is no regenerative braking either. This is why I have started to develop a custom ECU replacement kit which I am promoting on Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/2Vnj8vE I need to have the controller calibrated for the Super Soco motor at the Factory in China, requiring to send them the back wheel. After that, I need to order a minimum of 50 controllers to justify a custom version of their controller. Check it out, it will be cool. Comments and questions welcome.
interesting idea friend, altho I don´t quite understand why you want to build a custom controller if you could just put a Kelly/Sabvoton or even VESC ECU in the Soco.
Sure, you wont have communication between battery and BMS but will your ECU have these features?
And if you´d knew how the controller "talks", it would probably by easier to rewrite the existing and original ECU (after all, it´s a Lingbo Controller and we have the software for that).
How for are you in terms of recunstructing SuperSoco´s communication between BMS and controller? 🙂
If your serious about tweaking than you will probably replace the battery as well and than the 'benefit' of an open Controller vanishes. Also you would need to bypass the BMS because it's also capped I believe.
The original ECU is inedequate and inefficient. It does not do the rest of the bike justice. It has 12 SCRs as opposed to 18 on my controller which also has copper bus bars as current collectors. Even if I had the source code and programmer for the Super Soco controller, I would not bother with it.
Just out interest, because it doesn't look relevant to that model, what's your opinion on the controllers in the Max?