yeah, as I mentioned in my post, that was my assumption too, but was wondering if there was a way around that without separating the power sources, i.e. big cap or something. And just out of curiousity...why is this happening. If the voltage regulator is able to put out 1Amp, the motor takes .2 amps (.7 amps under high loads) and the controller takes .1 amp, that's under the 1 Amp supply. Far under for no load.