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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 22:21

still no power to the pod
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 14 Jun 2019, 22:36

danmcclain2019 wrote:when I put the negative probe in round pin hole 9, and use the positive probe on 5 slot and 6 slot I get 25v on 5 and 6 (on the 9 pin plug)


Pin 9 is the solenoid parking brake.



There should be power between pins ( 5 & 6 ) and ( 7 & 8 ) ... nothing will work if there isn't.
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:13

on the 9 pin plugin I placed the negative probe in #9 round hole and used the positive lead to check both 5 and 6 slots which both read 25v, still no power to the pod
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 14 Jun 2019, 23:15

Why are you using pin 9 ?

You need to use the 0V ( 7 & 8 )....

pins ( 7 & 8 )connect to your battery negative.....pins ( 5 & 6 ) connect to your battery positive.... pin 9 goes to a solenoid brake.
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:23

there is no power reading between either 5 ad 6 or 7 and 8, wired go directly from the batteries to the 9 pin no connectors inbetween
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:28

ok there is 25v between 5 and 7 and 25v between 6 and 8
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:35

I guess my basic knowledge of electricity isn't going to get me through this, getting a headache
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 14 Jun 2019, 23:35

Good.

Note that pins ( 5 & 6 ) and pins ( 7 & 8 ) are actually connected together inside the socket .

You should now have power to the pod when you put the 2 plugs into the sockets ...this doesn't however mean that the pod will work .
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:37

Plugged in the two plugs, the pod will not turn on
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 14 Jun 2019, 23:38

Where in the world are you Dan ... e.g. U.K. & approx location or ?
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:39

could it be a bad keypad?, I did take it apart and clean the contact like the video you provided said to do...
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 14 Jun 2019, 23:41

You can try turning it on by flashing across the internal contacts quickly with the tip of a small screwdriver or similar.
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:42

I'm in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States, could find where to fill out a profile sorry
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:44

I'll try the flashing the contact
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:45

may take a few minutes have to disassemble it again
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 14 Jun 2019, 23:46

OK ...I was going to suggest that you send it to me if you where in the U.K.

Go to the User Control Panel ( towards the top left of the page ) ...click on it ..Then ... Profile ...Scroll down for Location.

Whilst you have it apart check for 24v between the RED and BLACK wires that push onto the spade connectors.
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 14 Jun 2019, 23:57

Woody it worked, the flashing with a screwdriver worked!!! I guess I need a new keypad right?
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 15 Jun 2019, 00:00

k checking the red and black wires for 24v
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 15 Jun 2019, 00:00

Good news.

You can also try re-surfacing the black pads with a a soft lead pencil (a #2/HB, B or softer).
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 15 Jun 2019, 00:10

tested the red and black wires inside the pod, have 25volts reading, I also noticed on the inside of the keypad all the button had a little head on them except for the power button, it was missing
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 15 Jun 2019, 00:14

Ah! ... you will need to either replace it with something similar or purchase a new pad.
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 15 Jun 2019, 00:17

Woody: I could not have done this without you, you saved me lots of money that it would have cost to repair the chair, I really appreciated your help, thank you :thumbup:
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 15 Jun 2019, 00:19

will order a new keypad...Thanks again Woody have to go for now....Bye
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 15 Jun 2019, 10:17

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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby Burgerman » 15 Jun 2019, 11:02

May be chea[per to just fit a tiny momentary switch elsewhere on the pod. Drill small hole. Small wires and a soldering iron...

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... 46fku2bkjM:
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby Scooterman » 15 Jun 2019, 11:39

Burgerman wrote:May be chea[per to just fit a tiny momentary switch elsewhere on the pod. Drill small hole. Small wires and a soldering iron...

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... 46fku2bkjM:

Good idea, I would try that. Small outlay and nothing to lose. Could always by new one as spare.
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby danmcclain2019 » 15 Jun 2019, 12:05

Think I really messed up this time, was moving the top piece of the pod and accidently pulled out the ribbon connector for the joystick, bent a few of the pins trying to put it back on...
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby rustyjames » 15 Jun 2019, 13:18

You should be able to find one of those controllers on eBay. Or try Liberty Mobility in Warrick RI.
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 15 Jun 2019, 13:39

danmcclain2019 wrote:Think I really messed up this time, was moving the top piece of the pod and accidently pulled out the ribbon connector for the joystick, bent a few of the pins trying to put it back on...


The actual joystick is a fairly universal item in the Penny & Giles range...
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Re: bought a used wheelchair

Postby woodygb » 15 Jun 2019, 13:47

Burgerman wrote:May be chea[per to just fit a tiny momentary switch elsewhere on the pod. Drill small hole. Small wires and a soldering iron...

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... 46fku2bkjM:


Indeed ...AND the Vsi's board actually has a pin hole marked ON/OFF and another marked GND ..just connect the momentary switch between the 2.
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