Electric scooter

This is the place for any magazine-related discussions that don't fit in any of the column discussion boards below.
Post Reply
Bern
Posts: 124
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:01 am
Location: SilverLake WA.
Contact:

Electric scooter

Post by Bern » Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:15 pm

My granddaughter received as a gift a Scoot-N-Go. She only used it about 3 or 4 times, and it quit. I did some checking, and found that water had gotten into the control board. It looks bad with heavy corrosion and defective runs.<p>Is there someplace where a schematic is available for these? Can a person buy them? Any suggestions?<p>
Thank You,<p>Bern

User avatar
jwax
Posts: 2210
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:01 am
Location: NY
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by jwax » Sun Nov 14, 2004 4:35 am

http://www.scootngo.com/scootngo-maintenance.html
Plus, there's a few other maintenance sites on Google.

Bern
Posts: 124
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:01 am
Location: SilverLake WA.
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by Bern » Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:09 pm

Thanks, jwax, however I have already looked at several of these type of sites. What they are about is maintenance, keeping the battery charged, keeping nut and bolts tight, etc. What I am looking for is some information on circuitry, schematics, etc. --- Thanks

hp
Posts: 245
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:01 am
Location: Friendswood, TX
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by hp » Sun Nov 14, 2004 4:42 pm

Did you look deep into the site that jwax provided? It has a how to fix the controller at http://www.scootngo.com/scootngo-controller.html. It also has some pretty neat fixes for broken battery cables and such. Not a bad site, if you look carefully.<p>Harrison

Bern
Posts: 124
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:01 am
Location: SilverLake WA.
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by Bern » Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:28 pm

HP, yes I did look at it for quite awhile. I did not find any schematics or circuit descriptions. If I missed them somehow, I would appreciate you sending me back there again.

User avatar
dacflyer
Posts: 4561
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:01 am
Location: USA / North Carolina / Fayetteville
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by dacflyer » Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:40 pm

it may be difficult to get schematics etc since this is a foreign made product..but if you like
you can look at this site.they have tons of parts for almost any kind of scooter..i have done a lot of buisness with them,
this is their site. www.lovecarolina.com
hope you have luck... ;)

User avatar
jwax
Posts: 2210
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:01 am
Location: NY
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by jwax » Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:42 am

Nice site, dacflyer! Wow! $30 for a 24 V, 30 Amp controller? You'd be hard put to build one for less! ;)

User avatar
dacflyer
Posts: 4561
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:01 am
Location: USA / North Carolina / Fayetteville
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by dacflyer » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:38 am

ya they are fairly priced.. i have bought a few to use on some of my R/C projects..they look cheaply built,,but seem to hold up good..i even used one on a motorised chair..

Bern
Posts: 124
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:01 am
Location: SilverLake WA.
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by Bern » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:41 pm

Thanks guys, but I just went ahead and drew up my own schematic. Took a few hours, but got it. Fairly straightforward PWM control circuit. Couple of twists and unique circuits, but very easy to follow. Anybody get in a bind, give me a call. I now have a schematic of the control board.

User avatar
jwax
Posts: 2210
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:01 am
Location: NY
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by jwax » Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:45 pm

Way to go, Bern! Have you found the defective part(s) yet? Then, are replacement parts available?

Bern
Posts: 124
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:01 am
Location: SilverLake WA.
Contact:

Re: Electric scooter

Post by Bern » Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:55 pm

Sure thing, jwax. Once I had a schematic, even if it is quite ruff, no problem at all in checking out and repairing the circuit. Up and going in very little time. The parts and components on the board are very common. Had to use the Net on a couple of weird numbers, but found them with very little effort.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests