Salvaged Wesco SD-272416 powered platform to be re-powered for gardening use, please help.

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  1. praetor

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    Feb 14, 2010
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    I just bought a Wesco SD-272416 powered platform from my local scrap yard for $75 (the price included a few stainless steel and aluminum stock and a couple of wheels for a large hand truck, so it was a great price!). When I took the platform home, I looked over the electricals, they seem fine, I inspected outer and inner workings of the Curtis 1210-2401 DC motor controller, visually found nothing amiss. Everything seems fine, atleast. But I want to test the motor controller and 24 volt motor, which us attached to the axle. I have means to test such (variable DC power supplies, variable powered breadboards, etc.) but I wanted to know if it is safe to do so? I don't know if there is a battery charging circuit on the motor controller board or was it a seperate charging feature outside of the motor controller board, being that it seems this platform was powered by two lead acid batteries. I hope to make this platform electric powered for my wife so that she may use it for minor landscaping, she has quite a few (corded) gardening machines (earth friendly), I figure another one, specially of this type, will be conducive for her around our land. It's just two acres of mostly flat land...and a surprise for her, if I can make it work as such.

    http://www.amazon.com/Wesco-272416-Platform-Pneumatic-1100-lb-Capacity/dp/B0033J6OIM

    http://curtisinstruments.com/Uploads/DataSheets/1210 (11B).pdf
     
  2. wayneh

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    So, you're asking if it would be safe to test this thing using a DC power supply instead of a pair of batteries? If your DC supply has a high enough rating at 24V, I think it would be OK to use it instead of 2 batteries in series.

    What's in the charger box? (See the drawing here.)

    You mentioned a breadboard. I can't imagine any breadboard that can handle enough current to drive this motor!
     
  3. praetor

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    Feb 14, 2010
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    Thank you fe your response: tge charger box is simple (see pic). I do have a few power supply units that range 18 volts to 48 volts DC, and they're all quite small enough to fit onto the platform, after everything is said and (testing)
     
  4. praetor

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    This is all in charger box
     
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