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A friend on mine kindly fitted a polarity switch to my controller over the weekend
however his drill was knackered so was unable to fit that brake wire (final step).


Can anyone tell what the affect will be if I don't fit that ? , will it not work at all
or will I lose breaks - or ?????????


Also what mods have you guys done to the case to be able to get to the switch
easy or do you just undo those three little screws ?


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I can't help you withthe tech question. But, as far as switch access. I cut a 1/4" slot with a Dremel in the controller body from one of the cooling holes to the bottom of the switch. Much easier to switch over now.
 

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Don't use the controller until all the work is done. It's pretty important


I use a small wire on mine to actuate the switch. I drilled a hole in the switch button/lever/whateverItIs and bent up a small piece of round spring steel that sticks out just enough to grasp and move the switch in both positions. I can't show you a picture because I leave my controller at a friends track.
 

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I have fitted the brake wire - didn't have a drill but I had a sharp small screw
so made the hole with that , screwed it in - couple blobs of solder and job is a
good un !

Now I tried in on my Scalextric Sport setup and its works fine !


However my question is now the operation of the controller with "the switch"
in the other position.
If I try it on my Scalextric Sport setup it seems to put instant full throttle to the
track , if I put full throttle on the controller - same again.
In the middle no movement - is this normal ?

Is there anyway to check its operation BEFORE going to a track that needs it and
then finding out somethings wrong - cause that would be most annoying
 

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Sounds like you have the polarity reversed for your Sport set-up. Sport is negative polarity. When you have the switch in the correct position for your Sport track, mark it (-). At other tracks you can either try it or ask their polarity.

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QUOTE (Harry Porsche @ 14 Jun 2004, 20:50)Sounds like you have the polarity reversed for your Sport set-up. Sport is negative polarity. When you have the switch in the correct position for your Sport track, mark it (-). At other tracks you can either try it or ask their polarity.
Ok , marked the switch as "-" when in the place that works fine for the Sport
setup - so there is no way to check it for "+" unless I race on a track setup
for that ?

Generally however if it works fine for negative will it work fine for positive ?
 

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should it work fine for both - yep.

If you want to know which polarity the track operates on before hand you have to ask but I find just plug it in and put the car on the car w/o the rear wheels touching and see if full power is supplied - if it is switch the switch

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Thanks for your advise guys - the controller is fully fitted with the switch and works
perfect with my Scalextric Sport setup , guess I will just have to wait till I come
across a Positive polarity track to test it in the other position.
 
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