The motor and motor controller (DMOC) need cooling water, the radiator and heater core are still in the car. We figure we do not want to connect the motor/DMOC to the heater core as during the winter we will want to heat the cabin and not waste heat in the motor/DMOC. The plan is to route radiator > pump> DMOC>motor>radiator, any reason to route otherwise?
For the motor/DMOC we suspect we will want a continuous low flow of coolant to prevent hot spots, but should not need the maximum stated 16L/min continuously. So we have been looking at pump control strategies. The initial plan was a low flow pump always on, with a high flow pump on a temp controlled relay. That was until we noted one of the pumps seems to have signal wires.
Size reference, 4" dia.
Looks like it may be able to CAN communicate and maybe spin at different speeds? But I have not found on the web yet any specifications for it. Help please.
UPDATE [We have learned that this is a CAN controlled pump. The Yellow wire is 12v+, the White is GND.
We have been told the red is LIN, and the blue ASD, but that does not jive with CAN. We have also been told to hold the blue to 12v+ to do a power on test, but that was given by the same informant as the LIN and ASD information which seems incorrect.]
Other choices I have on hand are:
|Size reference, 3.5" dia.|
|Size reference, 4.5" dia.|
|Size reference, 3" dia.|
I figure one of the little ones for the heater core, when the heating element is on, the pump is on+a minute or two shut off delay.