Question about Drive Medical Health & Beauty
Runtime has dropped from 3-4hrs to 1-2 hrs. Battery pack was replaced with 2 - 12V, 12AH sealed batteries. This did not help. I made some measurements with the scooter running on a flat surface with a 175# load (me) at full foward speed: 5 - 6 amps @24.0Vdc. Motor plate info is; 24Vdc, 3.0Amax, 270W. Contacting Drive tech line was of no help when I asked if these measurements are normal. Neither was the local service shop. I am thinking the motor is drawing too much power. Anyone have an opinion?
Thanks in advance
The only other things I can think of is a bad motor brush, or a bad gear not turning freely in the gear box. I am not as familiar with the drive scooter, but it should have two caps on the motor that have brushes in them. The brush is held in by the cap, unscrew it and take brush out ( it is spring loaded) and check contacts. If it is worn down too much or unevenly worn it needs to be replaced, also if the spring is not set right or the brush is stuck it will cause drag, Put the brushes back in the same way you took them out if they are good, if you need to replace you need to wear them in by putting rear wheels of scooter up on something and run scooter by putting a rubber band on throttle. If it's the gear box it needs to be replaced
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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