MC1000C Motor Controller


Download design files:

Files are provided under the open source MIT License.
A copy is included in the ZIP archive.


Note: Feel free to contact us if you are building your own MC1000C as we may have some remaining parts, such as extruded housing ($50), central heat block ($50), end panels ($10ea), PCBs ($5ea), etc. No more busbar sets left sorry, but your local laser cutting business should be able to fabricate them from the DWG file provided (note that the DWG contains both MC1000C and MC600C busbars).

The MC1000C is ZEVA’s third generation of DC motor controller, designed to be one of the best value, most reliable and easiest to use motor controllers available for electric vehicles. Featuring an extremely tough, weatherproof anodized aluminium housing, smooth throttle response, silent operation at all times, and the latest in power semiconductor devices to achieve an efficiency of over 99% at all times.

The MC1000C also supports an industry-standard CAN bus interface for optional remote monitoring of controller status and statistics, reprogramming of settings, and even throttle control over CAN bus. The MC600C is compatible with ZEVA’s EVMS Monitor for simple plug-and-play integration.

A range of operating parameters are programmable over CAN bus, including battery and motor voltage and current limits, throttle ramp rates, throttle type, and motor idle functionality. The MC600C supports all common throttle types including 0-5V Hall Efffect, 2-wire 0-5kohm, and Hall Effect Pedal Assemblies. Built-in multicolour LED provides visual feedback on a range of conditions such as over/under voltage, thermal cutbacks, throttle errors, overcurrent, and various possible (but unlikely!) internal faults.

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Battery voltage: 12-144VDC (9-175V absolute maximum)
Power supply: 12VDC (200mA)
Maximum current: 1000A
Continuous current: 300A
On-resistance: <0.7mohm
Switching frequency: 16kHz
Fully isolated logic and power *circuits
Thermal cutback and shutdown
Independent hardware overcurrent detection
RGB status LED
Housing dimensions: 306x140x95mm
Weight: 3.5kg

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