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by Houdeani01
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: John Deere Gator Overhaul
Replies: 101
Views: 34647

Re: John Deere Gator Overhaul

Thanks I am now trying to decide what to mod versus building a electric go-kart from the ground up.
by Houdeani01
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: BAFFLED!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: BAFFLED!!!

For anyone interested the issue was in the battery connector the leads were giving me the high resistance. I cleaned them up and have it down to .8 ohms which is still a little high but it works. I think in order to correctly fix it needs a new connector and some upgraded wiring.
by Houdeani01
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: BAFFLED!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: BAFFLED!!!

<t>You are right that is a lot I am not sure what I was thinking why that would not affect things. I guess I was thinking if something was bad I would see a resistance in the K ohms but 2 ohms at 20 amps is a huge difference. I will isolate the resistance and figure out where it is coming from. At t...
by Houdeani01
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: BAFFLED!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: BAFFLED!!!

<t>I have checked resistance in the entire circuit and it is negligible 2 ohms. I have also hooked up the batterie to one motor and both motors still in the gear box and that works fine. I have taken apart the shifter switches and cleaned all the contacts. I also bought a new foot pedal switch. It i...
by Houdeani01
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: BAFFLED!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

BAFFLED!!!

<t>Ok so I am trying to fix a friends Motion Trendz Yamaha Raptor 700R that is not working at all. I checked all switches and batteries and they all appear to be working correctly. Just to be on the safe side I did replace the pedal switch. The motors will not spin in fwd or rev so I started checkin...
by Houdeani01
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Power shut off help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Power shut off help!!

<r><QUOTE author="InfamousTree"><s>[quote="InfamousTree"]</s><QUOTE author="mpjmeyer"><s>[quote="mpjmeyer"]</s>I am using the stock battery with 12 volt automotive fog lights I purchased from Ebay and 2 1/2" round led 12 volt trailer lights for the back.<e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> These batteries are no...
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Reducing power to foot pedal (drill switch)
Replies: 27
Views: 4693

Re: Reducing power to foot pedal (drill switch)

<r><QUOTE author="toycrusher"><s>[quote="toycrusher"]</s><QUOTE author="dwing007"><s>[quote="dwing007"]</s>Right I'll get a 12v relay and have a go at that wiring diagram. Thanks for your help <E>:-)</E><br/> Can I ask how would I go about putting the 2 wires into the n.c of the relay? Is there a ri...
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: John Deere Gator Overhaul
Replies: 101
Views: 34647

Re: John Deere Gator Overhaul

<r>I finally got around to taking some video of the gator on 24V. In the drive by video he hits his NOS button right as he goes by me.<br/> <br/> Gator Drive by:<br/> [video]<YOUTUBE id="DZooB92T2o0" list="UUhqWbnFBSWrCh2FNZRYeH_g" url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZooB92T2o0&list=UUhqWbnFBS...
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: Free GoPro battery and Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Free GoPro battery and Charger

CJB wrote:My battery and charger arrived on Friday. Both are functional and legit! ;) :D

Mine too! :)
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Reducing power to foot pedal (drill switch)
Replies: 27
Views: 4693

Re: Reducing power to foot pedal (drill switch)

That works but make sure that the power is for sure disconnected before the relay trips :)
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: Free GoPro battery and Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Free GoPro battey and Charger

That is awesome!!!!!
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: kill switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: kill switch

<t>In that case I would get a simple remote, does not really matter what it is as long as it works. Then if it can handle the amps great if not get a relay that can and put the remote to the coil on the relay and then you have your remote kill switch. This could be done for $20 it just depends on ho...
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Radio Controlled (R/C)
Topic: Noob here
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: Noob here

<t>If you go with a servo option or a linear actuator option it is fine you just need to be able to send a signal to the controller to the device turning the vehicle either by the remote or the steering column. One way to accomplish this is by using a potentiometer and a way to turn that signal into...
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Reducing power to foot pedal (drill switch)
Replies: 27
Views: 4693

Re: Reducing power to foot pedal (drill switch)

<t>If you are going for variable speed a Relay by itself will not work, this will be full on or full off. You could buy a Motor controller and a hall effects pedal or something of that nature to get the variable speed. There are some other options as well but involve a bit more complex electronics. ...
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

All rewired and it works great :)
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: kill switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: kill switch

<t>Are you wanting a remote kill switch or just a kill switch located on the vehicle somewhere? I guess there are a lot of ways to do both it just depends on how you want it to be used. I do not really see the need for one if the vehicle goes under 5mph. My son has run into our fence (On purpose, no...
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Question on lights HELP!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: Question on lights HELP!!!

<r>Another option would be to look at more detailed specs on the LEDs and get a constant current driver that will maintain current and fluctuate voltage. without going into to much detail current is more important to an led as far as brightness goes. yes there is a forward and reverse voltage and it...
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: HPI Saturn Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: HPI Saturn Motors??

<t>Right now I have two 12V 22Ah batteries in there and I am not sure I could fit a third, maybe if I got creative. I think I can handle modding the banebot motors to work for now. My future plans are to gut the rear end and put in a real axle with bearing and a rive gear and going to a much larger ...
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: HPI Saturn Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: HPI Saturn Motors??

I know the 775 motors have a wider bolt patter but nothing a little ingenuity cant fix.
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

ok found some more small things. I think this model is safer.
GatorControlPowerNEW.jpg
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: HPI Saturn Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: HPI Saturn Motors??

Any particular 775 that is better than others? also I need to make it fit into a Gator HPX gearbox.
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: HPI Saturn Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: HPI Saturn Motors??

Yes I agree but I am running 24V and I want a motor that is going to be more stable at 24V than stock.
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: HPI Saturn Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: HPI Saturn Motors??

Based on the replies I am going to assume no one has used these at all yet. I sent a note to HPI to try and get some specs, I asked for timing rpm etc... They emailed me back and sent the length and width, lol they did not send any of the specs I asked for which is not helpful at all.
by Houdeani01
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

Yes that is true but like you said "If it works". I figured If I sever all battery lines I should be ok and if not well then I quit :lol:
by Houdeani01
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

<r>Hello, CJB,<br/> <br/> My head still hurts from trying to think of all the different possibilities of switch on or of or plugged in or not etc... I think I have finally come up with a solution that should cover me no matter what. Basically the plan is disconnect all lines to the motor controller ...
by Houdeani01
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Peg Perego John Deere Gator battery upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 5838

Re: Peg Perego John Deere Gator battery upgrade

<r>Thanks for the Idea I used it an have added pics to my thread as well <URL url="https://modifiedpowerwheels.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6503"><s>[url=https://modifiedpowerwheels.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6503]</s>Gator Overhaul<e>[/url]</e></URL> with a few changes. I would like to let you kn...
by Houdeani01
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: John Deere Gator Overhaul
Replies: 101
Views: 34647

Re: John Deere Gator Overhaul

<t>Well finally was able to test the new speed out and it comes in at about 6.9-7mph without the NOS. My driver had to run though so I did not get the NOS speed tested but by my calculations it should fall somewhere between 8.5 and 9mph with the NOS. That's not to bad, I was hoping for 10 but hey it...
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24 Volt Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: 24 Volt Charger

My apologies I misread and thought you were going to charge them together. in which case it would be in parallel and cause a direct short if the series wiring was in place.
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

<r>Yes it did and it does not seem like it should be this complicated but when you put all my requirements together it requires a NASA Scientist to solve. Maybe I just need to give a little bit on my requirements. I have come up with a way I think to solve the series and parallel circuit being conne...
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: HPI Saturn Motors??
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

HPI Saturn Motors??

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> I am wondering if anyone out there has had the chance to try a HPI Saturn 20T or 27T motor yet? If so what were your thoughts and what voltages were you running at. I want to get some new motors and have done a lot of research at this point but have not come across anyone talkin...
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24 Volt Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: 24 Volt Charger

If you do them individually just make sure that the series circuit is not completed or you will have a direct short across your two battery terminals.
by Houdeani01
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

<r><QUOTE author="CJB"><s>[quote="CJB"]</s>I'm not sure if it's a problem or not. For pull up/down resistors I typically don't go less than 1K, with most applications being 100K, but that's usually for logic I/O in my designs. I'm no certified engineer so I can't say what you're doing is bad..<br/> ...
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

<r>I took the reading from the negative in the main schematics and the keyed switch on the left side of the switch. and you are correct on the 100ohm I just left that picture out <E>:)</E> not sayings its right but it does work. you think that is my source for getting the -12 volts? <br/> <ATTACHMEN...
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

<r>The current Key switch is a SPST and I cannot find a switch that is keyed that is a DPDT that can handle the amps and in my allocated budget for such a switch. I did think of going the Relay route with a lower amp switch but am not sure I want to go through all that wiring and stuff for this if t...
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

Re: 24V and 12V help??

The current issue with the above circuit is I am seeing a Negative 12 volts on the ACC circuit when the switch is off. My assumption is it is back feeding through the motor controller.
by Houdeani01
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 24V and 12V help??
Replies: 19
Views: 2211

24V and 12V help??

<r>I need to have essentially two circuits 24V (for the motor controller/motors) and 12V (lights, horn, microcontroller). I have 2 12V - 22AH batteries and currently have a 100amp battery disconnect key switch between the 2 batteries with a 35amp breaker. The 24V circuit peaks at around 30Amps and a...
by Houdeani01
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: John Deere Gator Overhaul
Replies: 101
Views: 34647

Re: John Deere Gator Overhaul

<r>Well it has been a long time but my son is finally to the point where he is a good enough driver and I had some spare time. I decided to use CJ-8_Jim’s idea on how he mounted the batteries to up my son’s gator to 24 volts. It took a lot more work than I thought it would but I am very happy with h...
by Houdeani01
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Peg Perego John Deere Gator battery upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 5838

Re: Peg Perego John Deere Gator battery upgrade

Very cool I think I am going to borrow this idea as well.
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Battery Dimensions, Size and Amps question
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Battery Dimensions, Size and Amps question

<t>I would say that size of the battery would usually relate to the Amp Hours but it depends on the battery and if there is a cap with a circuit breaker on it (this could contribute to the size difference. Depending on which vehicles you have it could have one of these tops on it which will make the...
by Houdeani01
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Radio Controlled (R/C)
Topic: Questions: First Time
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: Questions: First Time

<t>Hello it all sounds good and like you have a good handle on things. This may be stating the obvious to you but thought I would share just in case. Make sure when you are picking your ESC that it can handle the amp draw from your motors. These things draw a lot and if you have a small ESC it will ...
by Houdeani01
Wed May 22, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Radio Controlled (R/C)
Topic: Questions: First Time
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: Questions: First Time

<t>If you search for a few threads on this site there are many people and threads on this subject. The hardest and biggest piece to figure out is your steering the rest is easy. You will need a ESC of sorts or a Mototr Controller to control the motors and a radio with receiver for signal then from t...
by Houdeani01
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Wisdom Requested
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

Re: Wisdom Requested

<t>The motor question seems to be one of the most asked but least documented and information on. I am still trying to Figure out what the best motors are, I have tried the Titan 550's which improved speed but they burnt up quick. I put back in the stock motors at a sacrifice for speed to get it runn...
by Houdeani01
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: snow-mo-ninja
Replies: 110
Views: 28376

Re: snow-mo-ninja

This thing is awsome, I want one and I really want to see it in action. This is giving me all kinds of Ideas for my next build. Nice work and I hope everything works as planned.
by Houdeani01
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: Wisdom Requested
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

Re: Wisdom Requested

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> Interesting read and I think you are in for some fun with these builds. I could offer some advice on the electrical side as I am doing much of the same as you are. First if you want to avoid having a separate charging battery you can set it 1 of 2 ways. One like daveweber said i...
by Houdeani01
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Speed
Topic: 550 banebot motor's 196
Replies: 3
Views: 1725

Re: 550 banebot motor's

ditto I have been looking for someone that has tried these as well.
by Houdeani01
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: All General Discussion
Topic: Wiring Diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Wiring Diagrams

I use express PCB it is not the most advanced but it has most things you need and is easy to use.
by Houdeani01
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Stroller from Scratch
Replies: 244
Views: 37653

Re: Stroller from Scratch

Very cool, now all you need to do is start mass production and selling these. I will take 1 for my son and one larger one for me :)
by Houdeani01
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Stroller from Scratch
Replies: 244
Views: 37653

Re: Stroller from Scratch

Its looking good.
by Houdeani01
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: John Deere Gator Overhaul
Replies: 101
Views: 34647

Re: John Deere Gator Overhaul

<t>Yeah they are and we machined the holes so they have a very slight taper to them so the holders are just a press fit. I was lucky because I had access to a lathe and a mill so we could make the holes very precise. The other option would be to just put something on the back to hold them in if you ...
by Houdeani01
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Stroller from Scratch
Replies: 244
Views: 37653

Re: Stroller from Scratch

<r>Good point! I guess I am just up in the air if I want to spend that kind of money for this thing? If I had a sweet rig like 87jeepwrangler does in this post I would be all for it. Who am I kidding, I already have way to much money into this project I am sure I will pull the trigger some day.<br/>...