the battery current should be measured in DC amps and will be approx proportional to motor power.jonescg wrote:
However, I'm finding that my Dodgytech current clamp is giving strange results. The Cycle Analyst tells me that when I wind them up to almost full speed they are pulling 30 amps (no chain attached). Yet the current clamp is giving different results depending on whether it's AC od DC, and whether it's on the + or - battery leads, or the motor leads... Who do I trust?
The motor current should be in AC (unless motor is *brushed* DC in which case use DC) amps and should be approx proportional to motor torque.
The currents won't match.