The LocoMoco
Available in 165V & 450V
99.4%
Power efficiency at cruise
165/450Volt
Input Voltage
80/120arms
Phase current

Our super efficient motor inverter

Conventional inverters approach waveforms by rapidly switching between ‘all or nothing’ voltage levels. Since the inductance of in-wheel motors with air cores, like the Marand, is very low, a high switching frequency is required to reduce waveform distortion. These high switching frequencies introduce extra losses in the inverters. In solar cars, this problem is conventionally solved by adding heavy external inductors as filters. However, these inductors also introduce extra losses (core and copper), weight and costs.
The LocoMoco solves this by using best in class MOSFETs that have very low switching losses and is therefore able to operate at higher switching frequencies while still keeping the losses low. As a result, additional filter inductors are not required between the LocoMoco and a Marand air core motor.

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(combined 200V & 400V)

165 volt version

This is our standard edition.

Designed to automotive standards
Fully integrated cruise control
Marand compatible drop-in replacement
Excellent EMC performance
Dust and water proof
No external coils required

450 volt SiCFET version

Our super efficient SiCFET based motor inverter for use in new energy vehicles.

Our new PMSM motor inverter uses state of the art Silicon Carbide technology. Using state of the art Silicon Carbide solutions the inverter is able to achieve an unprecedented efficiency and power density.  Because of this unprecedented efficiency; the motor inverter can deliver 24kW of continuous output power while still being air-cooled by natural convection.
The inverter uses the same custom FPGA based controller as our LocoMoco 165V. This FPGA based controller enables very accurate, reliable, fast and safe control of the motor. This makes the inverter perfect for use with in-wheel motors for electric vehicles.
The control algorithm can be adapted to make this inverter compatible with a wide variety of motors. The inverter comes in the same convenient package as the LocoMoco 165V.

Designed to automotive standards
Fully integrated cruise control
Excellent EMC performance
Dust and water proof

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