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colour wiring for Panther A

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Colin Cahalin
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colour wiring for Panther A

Post by Colin Cahalin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:43 pm

Technical question -- Can you tell me the yellow and blue wires that go to the electric
drivemotors - which colour is positive?
Thanks

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Re: colour wiring for Panther A

Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:33 pm

I don't know if Mark always wires them up the same way but they're bi-directional motors anyway, so there isn't really a positive. When moving forwards or backwards, the left and right hand motors run in opposite directions, as the gearboxes point in opposite directions.

I would stick with the blue/yellow markings on the outputs of the Motion Control Module, then tweak the transmitter settings to get the Panther running correctly. Then if you ever have to disconnect the leads, you know how they go back on.

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Re: colour wiring for Panther A

Post by Mark Heaps » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:42 pm

As already pointed out, how they are connected does not matter as you can correct for it using the transmitter settings.
However it is advisable to use a method so that you know how to re-connect a motor after a repair.
ie if the motor connections are vertical, use blue for the upper and yellow for the lower or vice versa. Then you know to connect up the new motor the same way as the motor that is still connected.
If the motor connections are horizontal, decide what method you are going to use and make a note of it, whether the one colour is left, the other right, or the one colour outer and the other inner.

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Re: colour wiring for Panther A

Post by Colin Cahalin » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:11 pm

Many thanks to all the people for their advice, it is much appreciated.
Best wishes,
Colin Cahalin

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