Controller Wiring Help with Ignition

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Controller Wiring Help with Ignition

Postby hedgecore08 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:16 am

I just purchased a 48v 500w controller from Ebay and I feel confident in all the wiring except the ignition. The controller I bought only has one red wire for the ignition and I have a feeling I should run it to a switch and then to the power (positive) somewhere. Though I am not totally sure though, since most controller have two wires for the ignition from the controller.
There is a horrible wiring diagram on the ebay page if you wanna take a look. haha

http://www.ebay.com/itm/48V-500W-Electr ... SwsTxXjESP
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Re: Controller Wiring Help with Ignition

Postby dogman dan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:46 am

A bit confusing as there is two diagrams on that page.

I am not sure what to make of this one, since there are wires for burglary power, power switch, and signal theft.

I would think power switch would be the one to connect to battery, through a switch, if it was red. looks like another color to me though. :?

I'd start with just trying the two power wires, see if it does power up. If not, start asking the vendor WTH?

Use a stout plug for the switch if you get it powered up. Switches on the main battery wires just fry, unless they are expensive, heavy contactors.
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Re: Controller Wiring Help with Ignition

Postby Voltron » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:39 am

On my generic Ebay controller the single red was the ignition, and yes, either directly wired with the battery positive, or thru a switch. I highly recommend a barmount switch for safety.

The smaller black/red combo on mine was full pack voltage out for dc/dc converter hookup... and for confusing, mine has the same anti theft, doorlock, etc, and at least five of the different things had a paper tag around them that said Hall wires...lol.
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