CONTROLS Frequently Asked Questions...
Does Evolution Controls sell Motors?
A. No. OEMís (Original Equipment Mfgs.) please contact Regal
Beloit (see links page).
Replacement motors and/or Upgrade
Retrofit Kits are available through Gexpro at +1 (513) 326-2124.
Can I buy controls from Evolution Controls?
A. Yes, if you are a bona fide equipment manufacturer.
Contractors, end users and others needing Evolution Controlsí
Products should contact Gexpro at +1 (513) 326-2124.
Can I use Evolutionís EC Motor controls on any EC Motor?
No, the motor has to be programmed for Vspd mode.
Most EC Motors are custom programmed by the equipment
especially in residential applications are not programmed for Vspd mode.
Please contact Evolution Controls Inc. at 858-748-7359 to find out if
the motor you are interested in will work with our controls.
Can I Vspd control an RB X13 motor?
A. Maybe. These
motors are Vspd enabled for in house testing by equipment manufacturers,
and for a very few commercial applications.
Most X13s in production equipment will not be Vspd enabled.
Be careful not to develop a Vspd application for an X13, just to
find out you will not be allowed to use it in production!
What are the Evolution Controls standard control cable pinouts?
A. The standard pinout is 4 pins on an Amp MTA 100 header.
Notice the solder pad (back of PC board) for the pins have three
round pads and one square pad. The
square pad is pin 1.
= Pin 1, Status = Pin 2, Common = Pin 3, and Vspd = Pin4.
= White, Status = Black, Common = Green, and Vspd = Red.
is used by some motors to signal the motor to run.
is an output from the motor that lights the red lamp on the EVO control
and provides tachometer pulses to those EVO products
feedback. Make sure the
status output is programmed RPM only for EVO products having RPM
is the common for the other three pins.
is a PWM signal with 12.5ms duration and 22Vdc peak voltage for
EVO/ECM controls. Some
special variations exist.
Why does my EVO/ECM-VCU display have strange numbers where there
should be an RPM reading?
A. This problem is most often because the status output (Flag 7 for
RBís ECM 2.3 motor) is not programmed to RPM only.
However, if your VCU reads 8888, this will occur the first three times the
control is powered up as a factory test for the LED's
and will disappear
after a few seconds. After the third power-up, this will not occur