Originally Posted by Tek Nickal
I've noticed that many top drivers attach their diodes directly to the tabs of their motor, while I solder mine to the wires inline to the mother, does this have any lesser effect?
The closer the Schottky is mounted to the motor the better, I couldn't say how much better because I'm no EE.
The idea is that the Schottky offers a much easier path for the back emf than the brake fets in the speedo, so closer means lower resistance and better at attracting those little electrons away from the brake fet...
(If you mean you mount the Schottky inline as in in the positive or negative wire to the motor only then you have it wrong and the Schottky is doing nothing useful. I assume you mean you still have it across the positive and negative wires just a bit further from the motor.)