I am a tinkerer, you will have to excuse me as I am not well versed as most of the professionals here. I just have what I think is a simple question that I’ve looked everywhere for on the internet but I could not find a direct answer I could trust.
A little back story:
The victim of my electronic experiments is my little Razor dirt bike. Through the years (since I was twelve) I’ve upgraded every electronic part in the thing. I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’m now 18 and after not touching it for the last 2 or 3 years, I’ve just started to tinker with it a little.
If I use a three-way switch-over switch as a park-neutral-drive sort of thing, by shorting the motor terminals on one side of the switch, will this cause damage, such as demagnetization of the motor if it is only used at 0 RPM and left on for long periods? I’d prefer not to use any resistors as that adds a whole new level of complexity to my simple little idea.
I forgot to mention that the whole point of this idea is for when the bike is parked on a hill. I’ll just switch the switch to park and the motor will act as a parking brake.
- 48 V, 10 Ah lithium-ion battery (built myself)
- 48 V, 1800 W BLDC motor
- 48 V, 1800 W cheap China controller