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Old 09-28-2003, 11:04 AM   #1
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My box (less than 2 months old) keeps "cutting out".Sometimes it will work, other times it doesnt.The motors and the on/off switch both seem to get very hot with little use.I have an Ofna 1/10-1/8 scale box, adjustable,with 2 motors and a gel.
1. I have a regular automotive 12v charger that I can use.I want to know how long should I charge it to get it full, or is there something different, like a peak type charger.Something like a Sub-C type pack charger.
2.Can I hardwire together the 2 wires that connect the on/off switch, thereby totally eliminating it.Yes, I know that would subject it to being accidentally turned on if the top is pushed down, but I figure I can use some type of plug type connector.
3.Can I switch to "regular" 550 type motors...like maybe a 27/1 stock or maybe Chameleon type?If so, any suggestions?...Stock or mild mod...maybe a hot mod?
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated...THANKS
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Old 09-28-2003, 12:10 PM   #2
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1) Gel Cells should be charged with an overnight Trickle Charger For the best results and life. Since they are sealed, they do not like to be fast charged and will usually have the recommended charging rate printed on the Cell somewhere.

2) No reason why you cannot remove the on/off Switch, but your problem is probably at the Contact Switch (when you push down). This is a VERY common problem with these types of Starter Boxes.
Disassemble the Switch and clean the surfaces with some 220 grit sandpaper.

3) You can change over to a different Motor. My personal experience shows that the Motors that come with the Box offer the most torque and battery life over any other options.

3B) The Heat Build-up could be from extended Starting time from a hard to start Engine, OR maybe the drive belts are excessively tight. Other than that, a Bad Electrical connection will build heat.
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