FTEX, a manufacturer of motor controls for small electric vehicles, has introduced the GaNRunner, the company’s first programmable motor controller with gallium nitride (GaN) technology.
The GaNRunner was developed to control brushless DC motors and works with standard electric motor architectures and contains standard HIGO connections. It is available in 750 W (GNRR-750) and 1500 W (GNRR-1500) single and twin-motor versions and is therefore suitable for electric bicycles, scooters, mopeds, golf carts and more.
The GNRR-750 weighs 150 grams and delivers up to 750 W at voltages between 24 V and 96 V. The GNRR-1500 delivers twice as much power and weighs 250 grams. The controller can operate at temperatures between -20. operateÖ C and +60Ö C and has fail-safe modes to prevent overheating and thermal shutdowns when there is high power demand.
According to FTEX, its GaN transistors offer higher efficiency, reliability and energy density, and offer more range in a smaller solution compared to MOSFET inverters. The form factor of the unit enables indoor and outdoor mounting in OEM and retrofit applications.
GaNRunner features include Smart Power Boost, regenerative braking and Bluetooth, which allows drivers to track their performance via an upcoming mobile app and enable over-the-air system updates.