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gardnerphoto 12-17-2010 05:06 PM

Are micro switches really necessary?
 
I have a 85 E Z go,resistor cart,does I really need the microswitches?
I have it straight wired now and it runs fine! Help,I want it to be safe...

gornoman 12-17-2010 05:13 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
Step away from the cart, put the tools down.

roady89 12-17-2010 05:46 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
If you want to be safe like you say then you'll put the micro switches back on.

gardnerphoto 12-17-2010 05:47 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
I am speaking about the ones on the FR lever,I was told one is for the R buzzer only?the one on the wiper board is still there and working o/k....

gardnerphoto 12-17-2010 05:52 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
so I can understand,what do they actually do?

roady89 12-17-2010 06:04 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gardnerphoto (Post 493867)
so I can understand,what do they actually do?

They are safety interlocks. Like for example....100% throttle and not being able to slam it in forward or reverse under power. When switched the power is cut. Then theres the reverse buzzer micro.....

scottyb 12-17-2010 06:09 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
There function is to prohibit the cart from accidentally taking off. By having a series of safety switches you have to really mean to go ... to go :lol:


By eliminating one you just have a 30% greater chance that your cart will accidentally take off and be involved in some sort of accident.... or in a lake :lol:

jdunmyer 12-17-2010 06:54 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
The other purpose of the micro switches on the F/R switch is to prevent switching directions with the F/R switch under load. As soon as you move the lever a bit, the micro switch drops the solenoid switch, disconnecting the power. When the F/R switch is fully in the 'other' direction, the micro switch allows the solenoid to pick up, energizing the circuit. The F/R switch isn't really meant to switch under load. The solenoid IS meant to handle the load switching.

scottyb 12-17-2010 06:58 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
Good point .. the motor isn't meant to switch under load either

gardnerphoto 12-17-2010 09:39 PM

Re: Are micro switches really necessary?
 
so,do I need to install both micros back on?,when I bought cart the FR micros were there but no wires attached,I know there are some wiring diagrams on here,but I have trouble figuring out what wire would go where....Thanks for all your help!


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