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#1 elinsley

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:08 PM

One of the guys when he hooks up his controller it send power to the lane and the car has power without pulling the trigger.

 

What could be the problem?


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:26 PM

My DR did this on our Flat track. Dan told me always hook the brake up first and don't put my car on the track and then hook up. LOL.

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

Did that keet it from having power?


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:38 PM

Clean the first band.


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#5 elinsley

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

He cleaned all the bands and changed the fuse and it still does it.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:05 PM

If he hooks up then puts the car on, does it still go?


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:12 PM

Yeah, Cap. He hooks it up and puts the car on and there is power without squeezing the trigger.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

Eric,

 

How did he clean the wiper pad? I have a Steen and use isopropyl alcohol and a Q-tip. It happened to mine briefly but never again after I cleaned it and I usually do that same maintenance once each race weekend. Never have problems.

 

Steen is awesome with controller repairs if ever needed. Mine has been flawless for seven years.

 

Hopefully he can chime in and correct my method of maintenance if there is a better alternative.

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:52 PM

I take it this is not full power but you do not say for sure.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:05 PM

This does not sound like the same problem I had.

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:00 AM

I've dropped my Carsteen and sometimes the wiper arm moves. Check if the wiper arm is where it suppose to be.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 03:58 AM

The problem is that the trigger is not making contact with the brake post, which is the 3 mm screw that the trigger rests against when it is not used.

 

When the electrical contact is established, two things are happening: the power section of the controller is disabled, which means that the car will not move, and the brake circuit is enabled, which means that the car will stop if it is running.

 

So, a running car and an untouched trigger is a give-away: the contact is dirty. Clean both parts with a Q-tip, alcohol, contact-cleaner, WD40, or what have you.

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:29 PM

I have just been informed by an old friend, a very capable friend (developer of the LapMaster racing system) that my mentioning of the WD40 can make some believe that they can use it for any cleaning purpose.

 

It is not so. Don't use it for the trigger path, as it will dissolve the brush and shorten out the pads on the circuit board. I only recommending it for making sure that the brake-contact was working as it should.

 

Sorry.

 

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