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San Jose 95123

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Posted - 07/09/2009 :  17:56:40  Show Profile
I'm doing the common 6v to 12v 2WD conversion of a Lil Jeep, and I had some questions about the wiring - see the project blog for more details.

I was bored at work today, while printing a large file, and started playing with wiring diagrams.

I can't believe this, but I think I came up with a hi-lo switch layout that DOESN'T put the motors in series, but does put the BATTERIES in series or parallel.

Using a standard DPDT switch...

4.55 KB

Can it be this simple?

Escalade (Rubber tires, LED lights, Key switch, Remote Kill, wings. Wings?)
Lil Wrangler (2WD, 12v, Lights), Dora Jeep (Super-6 @ 12v, lights), Jeep Enforcer turned Aftershock (18v, WIP),
Grape Gaucho A151 (24v, scooter controller, WIP)
KFX Quad (Remote Kill), Crushmeister! (Silverado), Limited Edition Jeep (Stock)
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Posted - 07/20/2009 :  02:49:28  Show Profile
What is the pros and cons of making the motors series /parallel?

Thinking of making my ride with 3 gears ;) 6v/12V/24v and combining the different layouts.

Will there be traction issues with the series connection?
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Red Lion

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Posted - 07/20/2009 :  05:45:59  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
When the motors are run in series for low speed, they do cause traction loss. In series the motor with the least resistance is going to spin faster than the other, so if the car gets stuck, only one wheel is going to spin like an open differential.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
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18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
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