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Taz11
Advanced Modder



Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ

3739 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  08:08:24  Show Profile
I think I mave have had another EUREKA! moment. I don't remember seeing this anywhere...if it's here already....ooops on me.

I'm referring to the dual six volt systems that have the high speed lockout in the form of a plug connected to the high/low switch.

If you were to unplug that connector and hook both ends to a 3rd six volt battery you would have 6 volts in low and 18 volts in high. This would be polarity sensitive so you would have to trace wires to get the correct connections on your 3rd battery.


Does this sound right? I'm at work and BANG! hit me like a ton of bricks. I think I will try it this weekend and get a few pics for polarity confirmation.


Here's a quick drawing


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Edited by - Taz11 on 07/22/2010 08:56:28

woyster99
New Member

Katy
TX
USA

32 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  10:39:55  Show Profile
Hey Taz...I really hope this works. Please let me know ASAP. This is EXACTLY what I'm looking for on my Jeep in the other post.

1992 Power Wheels JEEP Sand Blaster - 18V
2009 MegaTredz Raptor 700R - 18V
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  10:49:00  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by woyster99

Hey Taz...I really hope this works. Please let me know ASAP. This is EXACTLY what I'm looking for on my Jeep in the other post.




I hope to try it on one of my Harleys tonight.

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woyster99
New Member

Katy
TX
USA

32 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  10:53:51  Show Profile
If I get my female PW connectors from mltoyz tonight I may try it out as well.

1992 Power Wheels JEEP Sand Blaster - 18V
2009 MegaTredz Raptor 700R - 18V
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  11:14:11  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by woyster99

If I get my female PW connectors from mltoyz tonight I may try it out as well.



It looks good on paper but.....make sure you use a fuse incase I goofed somewhere.....This just seems too easy.


UPDATE...Works great! Well it did, until I blew the plastic pinions off the bigfoot I used the bigfoot because it has more battery room.


I'll get some pics up later.

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Edited by - Taz11 on 07/22/2010 15:13:42
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sdubb
Senior Modder






1661 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  15:19:01  Show Profile
Now that looks pretty neat. The little ones can ride it and take the screw out for the big boys.

Just snip the wire and put some connectors on it right?? That way you can go back to stock form.

"Time to take a ride on the information superhighway."
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  16:09:41  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by sdubb

Now that looks pretty neat. The little ones can ride it and take the screw out for the big boys.

Just snip the wire and put some connectors on it right?? That way you can go back to stock form.



THE CONNECTOR IS ALREADY THERE!




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The red wire and plug are part of the stock harness (lockout) Just unplug it and add in a spare connector. This took less 5 minutes to do and requires no modification to the vehicle. ( I don't recommend doing it to a ride with plastic pinions though.... DUH! on my part)

Parts used...1 spare connector, 1 crimp on female slide terminal, and 1 crimp on male slide terminal.

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Edited by - Taz11 on 07/22/2010 16:32:45
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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  16:41:13  Show Profile
Nice find Taz. I am wondering how well the wiring will hold up to 18v let us know if you cook anything else other than the pinions.

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Edited by - blake711 on 07/22/2010 16:41:30
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2010 :  16:59:11  Show Profile
Working on a plastic pinion fix now

pinion fix here http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18882

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Edited by - Taz11 on 07/22/2010 19:44:44
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woyster99
New Member

Katy
TX
USA

32 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2010 :  15:31:14  Show Profile
Taz is a genius. Just finished wiring this up on my Jeep Sandblaster and now it flies! Thanks Taz!

1992 Power Wheels JEEP Sand Blaster - 18V
2009 MegaTredz Raptor 700R - 18V
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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2010 :  00:06:37  Show Profile

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AGAIN!



First the "harness flip" trick, now this!

Taz is a Master Modder!



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bryanaranda
Apprentice Modder




72 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2010 :  18:59:53  Show Profile
This is sweet. I just got a Barbi. jazzy Jeep with one 6v battery and only a revers/forward switch. I have 2 extra 6v power wheels batteries. I want to make the jeep 18V Can I use this diagram and can I just forget the hi/low switch? What kid would choose low speed when they can go fast? HEHE.

http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20645
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2010 :  19:19:26  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by bryanaranda

This is sweet. I just got a Barbi. jazzy Jeep with one 6v battery and only a revers/forward switch. I have 2 extra 6v power wheels batteries. I want to make the jeep 18V Can I use this diagram and can I just forget the hi/low switch? What kid would choose low speed when they can go fast? HEHE.



18 volts will kill that one pretty quick! It will go real nice on 12 volts though. Mine's been on 12volts for about a year and a half.

Just put 12 volts (2 6volts in series) to the existing battery connector (make sure it's the black connector and not the white one....fire hazard)

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!

Edited by - Taz11 on 09/29/2010 19:21:48
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