Labeled Vulcan Internals + Faq
Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:04 PM
Either an 18V cordless drill battery is too much for the Vulcan, or I suck at wiring.
I don't think it's destroyed, but once I had finally hooked up all the goodies, I pulled the trigger, the gun cocked halfway, and then there was a bright light in the middle of the motor. I think I got it turned off before real damage was done, because there was very little smoke or smell, but I don't know how much can happen in a split second.
Again, if those of you that know more about electrical happiness think this sounds preposterous, I might have just wired it backwards, but I'm going to let it chill before I try anything else.
(And no, I'm not too bent up about it if my motor is fscked. The Vulcan is awesome, but I'd trust a Nightfinder or Recon more in a zombie situation. I refuse to use this thing unless it's modded. Besides, if the motor's broken, I can get a bigger better motor)
Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:43 PM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:48 PM
Red line from on/off switch ---- red line from connector to 18V battery (I got a cordless drill set that came with a flashlight that ran off the 18V batteries. It was a noble sacrifice)
Black line from connector to 18V battery ---- orange line to motor
Like I said, I might have put the battery in backwards. If that would've done it, then I feel stupid but happier.
Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:57 AM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 10:40 PM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:15 AM
I would take out the Vulcan motor to see what kind of connection to the gear box you need as well.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:12 AM
So, I think either the motor could probably take the voltage if there wasn't so much force acting against it, or the motor/circuit board can't handle the heat of moving that fast. Either way, I need to figure out how best to curb its enthusiasm.
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