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swhenrik
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Posted - 06/18/2007 :  07:51:26  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
Safety Disclaimer: Modifying the wiring on your vehicle must be done at your own risk. Higher voltages give higher speeds, and is not recommended by the manufacturer. The warranty will be voided by any modification.

EDIT... image split to reduce thread "width"

First image, left side, dual 6 volt batteries, all 4 wires from the batteries go to first switch. High/Low is accomplished by switching the batteries between series and parallel. Note that when using reverse when in "high" speed, it goes back to a low speed setting by only running from ONE battery. Converting to a single battery requires rewiring to look like one of the other diagram.

First image, right side... dual 6 volt batteries, only 2 wires from batteries go to first switch. High/Low is accomplished by switching the motors between series and parallel. Easily converted to a single 12 volt battery. Most likely has an all-in-one high/low/reverse lever.






2nd image, left side, standard single 12 volt battery. Again, High/Low is accomplished by switching the motors between series and parallel. Usually an all-in-one high/low/reverse lever.

2nd image, right side, any voltage, single battery, with no High/Low switch. Typically used with a single 6 volt battery.









Side note.... seems some PW's do not come with the resistor as shown in the diagrams above. This appears to be normal. A few of us are discussing it behind the scenes. The point of the resistor is to help make the braking less abrupt.

Edited by - swhenrik on 02/26/2008 10:47:12

swhenrik
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Posted - 07/25/2007 :  16:11:41  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
If you have the wiring setup in the first image on the left side, and you don't mind running in only one speed (same speed as high used to be), and don't mind reverse being high speed also, you can connect a 12 volt battery where ONE of the 6 volts batteries used to go, nothing where the other battery was, put the high/low switch in low, and it will work fine. Forward reverse will work normally.

Keep in mind, switching to "high" will then do nothing, at least in forward. Depending which set of battery terminals you used, it may or may not go in high when in reverse.

Edited by - swhenrik on 10/08/2007 08:52:50
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Posted - 10/02/2007 :  11:42:35  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
If you want to run 18 volts on a vehicle originally equipped like the diagram in the 1st image on the left side, you can do this:



The nice thing about doing that is it electrically eliminates high speed reverse. As shown, low and reverse are 12 volt. Swapping the 12 volt and 6 volt batteries will give 6 volt low and reverse.

Make absolutely sure you disconnect the wire as shown in the diagram above. If you connect the batteries as shown without disconnecting that wire, you will cause the breaker/fuse to blow, melt the wiring, maybe even blow up the batteries.

Edited by - swhenrik on 10/23/2008 10:03:32
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Posted - 10/03/2007 :  14:18:41  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
Peg Perego wiring diagram (Thanks to jacobs_dad?)



quote:
Originally posted by Grant

It should be noted that it is only for the older Gaucho with 2 x 6volt batteries and separate mechanical brake. The yellow gaucho uses a single 12volt battery and is far simpler. The newer Gaucho Silver and Gaucho Rock'n have a similar setup to the yellow Gaucho except with head and tail lights.


There is also a cad version of this diagram here
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1075


Edited by - gseric69 on 06/22/2010 16:50:27
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swhenrik
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Posted - 04/01/2008 :  06:32:28  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
I'll add a rearranged diagram just to show that the order of the parts doesn't really matter.


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