MT I Mosfet Transistor PWM Controller. Now up-rated to 5A drive and 12A peak.
Simple intuitive controls on the MT I make it easy to use and quick to adapt to your racing style, car, and track conditions.
Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) drive controller with Transistor braking.
Easy to use Mosfet / Transistor Controller aimed at the club racer.
(Review in Issue 4 of slotmagazine.co.uk)
- PWM Drive with Transistor Braking.
- Brake adjustment (with automatic HOLD)
- Sensitivity adjustment. (with automatic CURVE)
- LAUNCH Switch for live start advantage.
- Trigger return spring tension adjustment.
- Supplied with POSITIVE track wiring.
- Current rating of 12A peak and handling 5A constant.
- User-Changeable Single and Double Finger Trigger
- Now with 36 step wiper element and 9 point contact.
- Auto reset PTC fuse for over-current protection.
- LED with triple function.
- Not supplied with a plug. A UK standard plug is available. click here
For wiring details click here
(Turn Clockwise to increase Braking)
A single rotary control sets the braking strength and has a built-in hold circuit (similar to the PWM controller) to release the brakes once the car has slowed to a speed relative to the amount of braking you have selected. The useful feature of this design is that the motor drives the brake circuit in such a way that the faster the car is going, the harder the brakes are applied. As the car slows, the brakes are gradually released to give very balanced and predictable control. The brake and hold remain balanced to leave you free to race confidently.
(Turn Clockwise to increase Sensitivity)
This adjusts the trigger wiper sensitivity to enable you to set the controller feel for any car or track condition. For those used to resistor controllers, it will feel as if the Ohms are adjustable from about 15 up to 70. There is a built-in CURVE control circuit (similar to the PWM controller) which works automatically together with the sensitivity adjustment to give quick and easy settings. As the Sensitivity is turned up, so the initial start speed also rises slightly to match.
KILL/ LAUNCH Switch:
While pressed IN, this switch cuts the feed to the car and motor, even if the trigger is pulled. Once released the power feeds in at whatever point the trigger has been pulled to. The idea is that your trigger is already pulled in so that all you need to do is release the switch to give you a quicker start from the line at the beginning of the race.
- The blue LED illuminates to shows that power is fed to the controller.
- LED goes very dim when the trigger is pressed if no car is on the track or braids etc. have a problem.
- LED extinguishes when full power is delivered to the car.
- BROWN (WHITE) Power in. (Positive or Negative from Power Supply)
- BLUE (BLACK) Output. (Power from the controller to the track)
- GREEN (RED) Brake. (Negative or Positive from Power Supply)
Trigger return spring tension adjustment:
- Under the Trigger is the adjustment Screw. It operates against a cam arm that pulls the return spring. Turn clockwise to increase tension and anti-clockwise to reduce it. (you can see it work through the clear handle)
Power and Current Ratings:
The Mosfet PWM drive will handle motor stall currents of about 8 amperes. (This is the high current used when the slot car is stationary and builds up to high speed in a short space of time.)
- The heat sink bracket and component ratings will allow an average of 3A thereafter for general racing.There is a small heat sink to take away the slight heat build-up on the drive devices.
- There is an auto re-setting fuse in the power feed to the drive Mosfet that will cut the power if the average current use is too high for too long a period.
- Once you feel a scratchy operation or can hear squeaking then it is advisable to apply a small amount of the lighter fluid, or something similar, onto a cotton bud and through the air flow slots in the casing, gently wipe over the contacts on the board.
- Be sure not to bend the cable at the exit of the handle. The wiring will break from metal fatigue after a while and cause intermittent operation. Wind the cable into a gentle coil and it will last.
Cable is available as a spare from the web site under Spares.