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Old 05-12-2010, 11:02 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by apowers View Post
I am using a cheap pot on the throttle and sometimes it does not start...
That's pretty typical of cheap potentiometers. One of the few parts that I actually spent money on and bought new was a Curtis PB6 potentiometer.

I have that enclosed in a protective box.

Also, I talked with one of my electronics buddies last night. He said that to protect my circuit board, I could even just cover it with the same protective varnish that I used on my motor windings! Just mask off the LEDs and anything else I would want to see and blast away!

I will have to pull the controller out sometime soon, and check a few things over. When I do that, I will check the circuit board and decide what to do for maybe coating it.

Also, I think I want a little different case. It would be pretty cool to have one with a clear cover to show off the electronics. Maybe with some lights inside like those modded PC cases.
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