The Thunderstruck Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) converts throttle and brake inputs into CAN bus
messages that can drive an EV motor inverter. It has been designed to work with the Gen1, Gen2 (2013-2021) Nissan Leaf or UQM PowerPhase® HD System Controller, or Coda UQM motors. See Installation and Operation Manual P/N 87510-011, and CANbus Interface Manual P/N 87510-009 from UQM Technologies.
The Optional Accessory kit completes connections between VCU and throttle, precharge circuit, main contactor, FNR (direction) switch and 12 volt power/ground wires (these items are also available individually). It includes the precharge resistor with wires attached and the precharge relay, main contactor, throttle pedal and a DPDT FNR switch with prewired connections - component wires have connectors attached, and are labeled for easy assembly. It saves considerable time for you at very little more than the price of components. It saves us time on the phone later answering questions about how to wire it up.
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