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Offline Lancealot

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Re: First run worry ?????
« Reply #15 on: 21, May, 2012 - 21:30:17 »
I would look at a fan to keep the motor cooler...............

It does help and easy to do......................

See the 24v motor cooling it is ok for standard 12v (just get a 12v fan)
http://c5alive.co.uk/oldstuff/pub/downloads/cooling%20fan%20mounting%20instructions.pdf

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Re: First run worry ?????
« Reply #16 on: 21, May, 2012 - 21:33:22 »
Next time you give it good run and the red LED  is on have a feel of the motor, just to confirm it is really getting that hot, could well be a spurious reading being caused maybe by a faulty component(s)  :-\

Let us now how you get on.

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Re: First run worry ?????
« Reply #17 on: 21, May, 2012 - 21:52:33 »
Good advice all around guys thanks, ill check the motor on my next run to see how hot it is, and if the problem persists i my try the cooling fan out.

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Re: First run worry ?????
« Reply #18 on: 21, May, 2012 - 22:25:03 »
 I think it might be something else causing the issue - the RED led is showing a high load on the motor rather than a heat issue which will cause the overheat circuit to cut in and shut you down for a set time - as Plod says check how hot your motor is - think it will be either a fault in the motor or a component breaking down after a certain time in the control box .

Just to clarify you have two banks of LEDS - the ones on the right hand side show your battery condition - the ones on the left hand side show motor load - it is the left hand bank of leds  you need to keep in the green - ps how old is your battery ? - Can you describe the fault you are seeing reffering to the left hand bank (motor load)or the right hand bank (battery condition)
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Re: First run worry ?????
« Reply #19 on: 22, May, 2012 - 06:31:18 »
Hi marty, yeah it's definatley the motor load lights on the the pod on the left the problem is pretty much the same as described in my first description at the start of this thread, my battery is new and is still running on it's first charge ???

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Re: First run worry ?????
« Reply #20 on: 22, May, 2012 - 13:30:56 »
Have you got a dragging brake, a duff bearing, or are running with tyres semi-deflated?