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.
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