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Re: (ET) ET new technology and abandening the ICE
You need an Alltrax control!
I plan on ordering one tomorrow.
I know there are diehards on the list that prefer
to keep original equipment, but I will upgrade mine
to the latest technology. Like others on the list
I plan on using this tractor as a practical machine
and don't care much about keeping it original.
I would have converted an ICE machine to electric,
but it's much easier to get an Elec Trak going, even
if it is 30+ years old. My mower deck will use 3 BLDC
motors from work with lots of 'engineering' to connect
the mower blade. I would have used the original PMDC
mower motors, but the blade and mounting hardware were
in very bad shape and required me to dismember the
I'll post pictures when the job is finished.
Lots of work, but worth the effort since I don't have
to listen to the gas engine.
--- Chris Zach <czach computer org> wrote:
> Ok, the breadboard is fixed. Basically what I did
> was replace all four
> of the diodes with good old fashioned 3amp diodes
> from Radio Shack. The
> larger diodes have a forward voltage drop of .5
> volts as opposed to 1.0
> volts for the smaller ones. So I took a drill,
> enlarged the holes in the
> PCB slightly, and soldered in the new diodes.
> Put it back in; works like a champ. As a bonus,
> speeds 6 and 7 now come
> online. Now if I could just get a voltmeter that
> *works* and a bulb for
> the cruise control switch I would be 100% set for
> the summer.
> Meantime I will put in an order for 22 ohm resistors
> and the other
> oddball types and replace everything in the fall.
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