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DC speed control Qs

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Standard Issue, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Standard Issue

    Standard Issue

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    Oct 16, 2012
    Hey guys! New member here.
    I'm working on a project for my kid and I was looking for some help and input to help me get it done.

    Mission: Modify Power Wheels electric ride-on with variable speed control
    I have this:

    http://www.futurekit.com/2009/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1300&Itemid=281
    [​IMG]

    I broke the original potentiometer wafer and replaced it but I was wondering if I could nix the pot in exchange for one of these:
    [​IMG]

    let me know if more info is needed!
    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. Laplace

    Laplace

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    Apr 4, 2010
    The pot performs a particular function in the circuit, and might actually be discernible if there were a schematic to examine. If there were also a schematic for the pedal controller then it might be possible to determine how to substitute the pedal for the pot.
     
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