mobile electric scooter mechanic Vancouver recommendation

General Discussion about large electric scooters and motorcycles and other things with no pedals.
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mobile electric scooter mechanic Vancouver recommendation

Post by wendythirteen » Jun 30 2018 2:53am

motorino xpd 60V
Arrrgggh

Breaker issue install question
Help!

Trying to avoid going to the shop.

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Re: mobile electric scooter mechanic Vancouver recommendation

Post by Voltron » Jun 30 2018 12:41pm

What's the question?

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Post by wendythirteen » Jun 30 2018 1:13pm

Will I electrocute myself if I swap the breaker out.... never done it before

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Post by Voltron » Jun 30 2018 3:25pm

No, you probably won't, unless you lick the wires or something. Just watch out where the bare ends of the wire are going during the swap.

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Post by fechter » Jun 30 2018 3:27pm

60v is on the threshold of where you might feel something if you touch it. Wearing gloves, even disposable rubber gloves, won't hurt.
I would be more worried about accidentally shorting the battery and making a big spark. Disconnect the main wire coming from the battery first and put tape over the end so it can't touch anything. Then you can do the rest of the work without worrying about anything. Lastly remove the tape and make the main connection.
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Re: mobile electric scooter mechanic Vancouver recommendation

Post by amberwolf » Jun 30 2018 5:01pm

First:

What specifically makes you want to replace the breaker?


Next:

A breaker only uses one side of the battery wiring (probably positive). So as long as you touch only those wires, and don't touch them to antyhing else, you can't hurt anything.

Touching them to each other won't do anything bad, though if the breaker is also the power switch, then it may spark when touching them together, but wont' hurt anything. If the breaker is not also the power switch, and hte switch is off, then there won't be any problems at all even fi the two breaker wires touch each other.

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Post by wendythirteen » Jun 30 2018 8:09pm

Success.... thx for responding. It is basically 2 wires and moving other parts aside to get to the mounting screws ... $36 and $1.25 for a short handled screwdriver at the dollar store and I have power and charging again

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Re: mobile electric scooter mechanic Vancouver recommendation

Post by Voltron » Jun 30 2018 8:37pm

Glad to hear it worked out for you..

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