Driver Choice

For the longest time I relied pretty much on Super X Drives for my higher powered builds. I was at first a little put off by the need to use Kapton tape for the ACS4500BU in order to prevent it from shorting on a heat sink.

However, in trying them out several times, it really is no big deal.

But, after all this time, with the SXD being the go to, I think the ACS may actually have a number of advantages. For one thing, you do not have to bridge resisters. It is adjustable throughout its range solely with the pot. In my own experience, and it must might be me, adjusting the current is a bit smoother. Finally, and this one is more of a hunch…I think it might be a tougher or perhaps more resilient driver. I have accidently killed a couple of SXDs. I have yet to kill one of the ACS drivers.

The ACS is easy to mount on one of Lifetime17’s driver shelves by the way.

I would like to hear what others think.