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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:24 PM

I have a sizable lump of controllers, mostly at least 20 years old. Is there any way I can test these at home?

 

I have a section of track I could use if needed. Some have roach clips and some have phone plugs but I have female phone plug jacks.

 

Also, I believe some of the older controllers like MRC hook up backwards. Is this true,and if so what others do?

 

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

I haven't heard the term roach clips in some time.

aaahhhhh….the good old days......lol


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:48 PM

Cox hooked up backwards. If there is any doubt just hook up black and white first with power on and touch red (brake) to break post and if it sparks change black and white and try again.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:49 PM

That says something about some of us. LOL!!! :wacko2:


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 06:13 PM

Red is an outstanding slot car and controller diagnostician, I vouch for him :good:


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:42 PM

I have a hook up for my controllers that allows me to clip the leads to studs. My power supply has leads that go to the box and the leads from the hook ups go to the motor. If you would like I can post pictures of the set up.

 

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:59 AM

Please post pics of your controller setup.


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:02 PM

Also, please post pictures of roach clips.  :laugh2:


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:53 AM

 

This is what I used to wire the controller to the power.

 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:58 AM


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:01 AM

132and124StandardWiring.jpg sorry double post


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:06 AM

I have other photos, but they are too big to down load. The photos and diagram should give you an idea of what I did. The blue cases are boxes for the wall plug. Cheap and easy to drill and attch to the wood base.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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