- Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 pm #148759
I am new to the group and have two vehicles. One is a Peg Perego Buck and the other is a Best Choice Products Jeep. I attempted to search the forums for info prior to reaching out and asking, but could not locate what I was looking for. My question is for the BCP Jeep. It seems that the "Controller", IMO, is weak or bad. The Jeep will start slow (as designed) and then go pretty fast on flat ground. But when it is put on a hill or in mud, any small resistance, it slows to less than a crawl and it eventually shuts off. After a brief resting period, it is able to start again and run fine for awhile. The controller will get warm to the touch, but not certain if that is my issue. I guess my first question is will I burn something up if I bypassed the controller and ran wiring directly to the foot pedal and then to the motors? I have not thought through how I would make the reverse work if I pursued this option, but it would at least let me know if the controller was the issue, just did not want to burn something up right out the gate by doing this test. I have already upgraded from the factory 12v battery to a larger 12v battery, which is virtually new. I did test the voltage at the motors with the vehicle supported off the ground and as it starts, voltage is low and then goes all the way to 12v. It seems like the controller design my be the issue (by limiting voltage to the motors at the start). Any advice is greatly appreciated.