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I have a Heartway Vita mobility scooter using a Rhino 110amp controller. It has two speeds Hihg/Low, I have a need to add a variable pot to control max speed in the Low/High Low setting just like they use in most other mobility scooters. I know it can be done but not sure of pot size and where to wire it in. Can any one help.

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hi, first check the speed throttle by moving it in the upwards direction while the speed control is turned fully on, if there is a response to moving the speed pot in up and down direction , you founf the fault, otherwise the speed control is at fault, if thats proves to be okay then its the controller breaking down , check the brushes on the motor.

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Hi. This sounds difficult. I have had a few scooters move slowly forward or in reverse, but not both. Normally if the speed pot ( wig wag ) is not exactly in the central position, they can do this.
It is possible for a scooter to have your problem, if the speed lever is binding or rubbing on the housing. Normally the lever is returned to the middle by a spring around the speed pot shaft. If this spring is loose or broken, then this could also cause the problem. Sometimes a small spot of oil or grease will help.
To check the speed lever is in the middle, slowly move the lever for forward untill you hear the brake solenoid release. Now release the lever and slowly pull it for reverse untill you hear the brake solenoid release. Make sure that the speed lever moves the same amount for forward as it does for reverse. If not adjust it with the key off.
If you get the machine to drive properly, then change the controller to see if it is OK.
As for the beeping, a lot of machines will go into an error mode if the speed lever is not in the central position when you turn the key on. This is a safety precausion.
Good luck. Neil.

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