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Forum: Electric Projects 11-07-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By dcastillo
One additional clarification on this, as I am...

One additional clarification on this, as I am getting ready to add brakes to my sons cart.

When the "Brake" connector pins are shorted it cuts power to the motor correct? I I just need a normally...
Forum: Electric Projects 10-21-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,690
Posted By dcastillo
what amp rating you looking for?

what amp rating you looking for?
Forum: Electric Projects 10-20-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,690
Posted By dcastillo
Incorrect. The voltage rating is based on the...

Incorrect.
The voltage rating is based on the insulation of the switch
The current rating is based on the conductor size.
Forum: Electric Projects 10-14-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,690
Posted By dcastillo
your run time estimate is very approximate and is...

your run time estimate is very approximate and is affected by lots of variables... but I agree, go a little bigger then I did...

with my sons smaller cart, I was able to easily add reverse with...
Forum: Electric Projects 10-13-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,690
Posted By dcastillo
I use two 9AHr batteries from chromebattery ...

I use two 9AHr batteries from chromebattery

11x70 is what I started with and worked fine driving on the road, but struggled with grass, especially when turning. Keep in mind, I have a 250W motor,...
Forum: Electric Projects 10-10-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,690
Posted By dcastillo
you are not going to fit those size batteries on...

you are not going to fit those size batteries on that cart, this is from experience...
here is my build
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=32914
same thing you want to do...
I still...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-04-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By dcastillo
wow, awesome idea with the paint stick.... Will...

wow, awesome idea with the paint stick....
Will definitely do that when I get the new shaft in.

Also, thanx for the FYI on the 250W shouldnt be able to snap a chain, makes me feel better.
-Danny
Forum: All Other Parts 10-04-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By dcastillo
I have ordered a longer jack shaft so I can...

I have ordered a longer jack shaft so I can better align the sprockets, hopefully that is enough..
I am concerned that I snapped the #25 chain last time out, even with only a 250W motor :(
maybe...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-03-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By dcastillo
It crossed my mind as I have seen it on other...

It crossed my mind as I have seen it on other carts.. Ill do some quick searching and see what I can find...
Just fell really bummed that my 3 yr old hasnt been able to ride his cart in 3 weeks :(...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-03-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By dcastillo
Chain size vs ease of use

Might be a dumb question that I think I know the answer to, but thought I would double check before going through the pain of changing a bunch of components.

Currently I am using a small #25 chain...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-13-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,905
Posted By dcastillo
adding a proper/safe boost button is way more...

adding a proper/safe boost button is way more complicated then you think. Another user put two motors on his cart with two separate throttles which he says worked like a boost button... So maybe add...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-12-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,905
Posted By dcastillo
Heed the Sid warning :) He's actually a...

Heed the Sid warning :)

He's actually a pretty knowledgeable guy, but you will find everyone has an opinion and data to back it up. Most people will say its OK to and extent, 72V likely is beyond...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-07-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By dcastillo
check this out ...

check this out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRPE3wZsY9I

theres a part two as well
Forum: Electric Projects 09-03-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By dcastillo
The motor to the Jackshaft is causing the biggest...

The motor to the Jackshaft is causing the biggest issue it seem, shaft to axle seems to stay on just fine...
Going to break out some 1" angle iron and my welder to reinforce the floor board and...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-02-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By dcastillo
Jackshaft followup

Quick update on my sons cart that needed more lowend torque. Finally got time and found a simple way to add a Jackshaft. Havent tried it yet but hoping this gives him enough lowend power.

Sadly,...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-01-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By dcastillo
Heres the instrument "cluster" :) dial was...

Heres the instrument "cluster" :)
dial was added to the very top

If I had time on my next cart for my 7yr old daughter, I was going to try and incorporate some type of an arduino/rasp-pi and LCD...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By dcastillo
ugh, already bolted the setup back together... ...

ugh, already bolted the setup back together...

not sure how much pics would help in this situation, but will take some next time. Maybe I should take my dads advice and actually draw up a...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-01-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By dcastillo
Just a quick update/closing on this incase anyone...

Just a quick update/closing on this incase anyone wants to do it on their cart...
It worked perfectly :)

I how have a knob on my sons gokart I can turn to go from full speed all the way to off...
Forum: Electric Projects 08-18-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By dcastillo
micro processor to slow the inner tire... that...

micro processor to slow the inner tire... that sounds pretty intense and complicated...
But hey, if you got the time, knowledge will power, go for it.

I was planning a dual motor on my next...
Forum: Electric Projects 08-08-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By dcastillo
Thanx sid, maybe its the EE in me wanting to add...

Thanx sid, maybe its the EE in me wanting to add a circuit when a bolt and nut would do :)

That carts controller isnt programmable :(
And on that note, my other kelly controller, which is...
Forum: Electric Projects 08-08-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By dcastillo
Using Potentiometer inline with Hall effect throttle

My logic says this should work fine, but has anyone tried it? Want to create a simple way to adjust the max power on my sons gokart. not only for him depending on where we are riding, but incase...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-07-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By dcastillo
thanx, completely forgot about the sprocket/drum...

thanx, completely forgot about the sprocket/drum combo.

My plan was to use two of these on the rear
http://www.bmikarts.com/410350-Tire-with-Rim-Sprocket-35-60T_p_1504.html
would just need to...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-06-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By dcastillo
best way to add brakes on dead axle

I'm looking to setup a dual electric motor cart with a dead axle, sprocket mounted to the hub on each back wheel. I know a lot of gas carts use a dead axle, how do they typically add brakes, other...
Forum: Electric Projects 07-25-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,023
Posted By dcastillo
Ill start with the obvious question before anyone...

Ill start with the obvious question before anyone else does :)
What are your goals as far as power, speed, run time, etc?
-Danny
Forum: Electric Projects 07-08-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By dcastillo
Im no expert, and I also am considering a dual...

Im no expert, and I also am considering a dual motor setup, once time and funding allows so I look forward to your build and updates...

As for steering issues, I dont think you will have any. My...
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