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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
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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...
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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Are micro switches really necessary?

Step away from the cart, put the tools down.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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If you want to be safe like you say then you'll put the micro switches back on.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:47 PM   #4
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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....
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so I can understand,what do they actually do?
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Unread 12-17-2010, 07:04 PM   #6
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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.....
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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


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
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Unread 12-17-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
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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.
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Good point .. the motor isn't meant to switch under load either
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Unread 12-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #10
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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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