Hola! I was finally able to pick up my battery, motor, controller and charger and have a couple of days to work on the install. Big thanks to @LithiumGods for the charger and the Battery and @BadBrad for the motor and the controller, which I believe was made by @Inwo
If you saw my original post Newbie just bought what appears to be a frankenGEM...Is it salvageable? to upgrade? I was unsure if this was a complete mix match of parts, but it turns out all the frame, body, etc are all of the same VIN and the previous owner just put in golf cart parts to make it run(very slow).
I am usually terrible at documenting my restorations, but I want to try and catalog it here in case someone decides to take on a complete rewiring of a GEM like me. I searched on this forum and can’t find much info(especially no pics) of what goes where in a setup like this.
I have secured the motor, heatsink, controller, charger, and battery. I have 2 fuse panels(one for 12v(always on and one for with the ignition). Now I would like to know which wires go where. Pictures for reference coming…
I saw @grantwest install of the circuit board from the controller and the box he made. I was wondering if it is necessary to place the circuit board on top of the charger of if I could place it behind the plexiglass? Also not sure what plugs into this circuit board.
There was some reference on these wires, but since my setup is sans computer, not sure which ones I need to run.
I am mostly interested in getting it to run and I can work on the the 12 volt accessories later.
Thanks for any input/expertise and hopefully this helps any other idiots, I mean people who want to go this route.
Awesome. Appreciate it! I now see the indicators on the PCB, was difficult to see behind the wires. I will have some time tomorrow to link them up. The throttle is one I have not seen before(not the welder pedal I’ve seen in Gem pics.) It does have wires. Actually alot of extra wires as the previous owner put in a full new wire harness as he had to get all the 12V from the back battery bank. Just want to make sure I take my time to get as clean of a run as possible. Only have a couple of days to get it rolling.
The accelerator that the previous owner put in is not from a gem(he actually cut a hole in the tub and a cross member to install), it was working before so I decided to keep it for now. It has the same basic wiring coming out, +, - , and the 3 Pot connections(only the high and low were connected, so I should add the mid, I’m assuming). Unfortunately I left the switches(and the key portion of the switch) in the steering cover I sent to the painter, so now I have to decide if I am going to buy some overpriced switches to get this tested before I fly out.
Here is a pic of my accelerator for reference
When you say, 2 wires are isolated from the 3 pot wires, does that mean that they cannot be connected within a 4 pin connector. That is how they are now. The 2 wires are the + - for the throttle(that would be the + to the fs1, and the - to B- ?
Wish I had this diagram and knew the layout of the PCB when I got it, would have been able to get a lot further with fewer questions. Thanks!
It may look that way but the center pin (W) was connected. It is the only one that changes resistance.
You can connect throttle pot the same using two wire pot. Controller needs to be reprogrammed for the new throttle in any case.
For two wire throtttle, connect 34 and 22 together and to high side of pot. (wire 1)
Low side of pot to B- ((wire 2)
P19 connects to switch. (wire 3)
Other side of switch to B-. (Wire 4), can be connected same place as the pot B-.
Connected this way there will only be 3 wires to throttle. B-, pin 19, and the one to P22/P34.
Wire a key switch from B+ to pin 1 to power controller. Not sure what is the Power controller(Is that the power B+ terminal on the motor controller?)
Wire a selector switch from B- to pins 18 and 30 direction. I have wire in the Fwd(18) and Reverse(30) wires. I also need to route a B- to both 18 and 30? Is it ok to use the B- terminal on the back of the PCB?
Motor encoder 4 wires should plug in. In
Motor thermistor connects to pin 33 and B-. This had a plug as well.
22 is throttle pot wiper For windshield Wiper? Mine does not have one.
high side pot pin 34 = 12v Not clear on what High side is, but would this be what I could use for 12v fuse panel(always on, or only when switch is turned?)
B- low side pot Not clear on which pot you are referencing
Pin 19 is from throttle switch. It must connect to B- when throttle is actuated. So run a B- to 19 in addition to line from the throttle?
Power is routed to controller B- and B+ with B+ going through line contactor. Is the line contractor the same as the Main contractor? Or do I need another contractor in this sequence?
Main contactor 72v coil connects to controller pins 3 and 4. Not sure what the controller pins 3 and 4 are. Right now I have the Main Battery cable + line for key switch on one side of Main Contactor and the other side connected to the + (red cable) from the charger and the B+ on the controller. There also does not appear to be a fuse on the controller between the B+. Not sure which one I would need for that.
I can send a pic if that helps. Just want to make sure I get it all right before I hook up the battery. I am still unclear where the wires from the charger go. Only ones I have are from the green harness connector. Thanks!