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Rick v100 <rickv100-at-yahoo.com>
Re: wheel chair motors [TANKS]
Tue, 2 Aug 2005 05:06:20 -0700 (PDT)
Where does one look for these motors? Hospitals?
--- Grant Mahalek <gmahalek-at-shaw.ca> wrote:
> Wheelchair motors and medical scooter motors are
> easily scavenged here in
> Calgary for free!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <adt22-at-drexel.edu>
> To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 5:07 PM
> Subject: wheel chair motors [TANKS]
> > just testing out my email signature. biggest
> middle name EVER (and last
> > name too).
> > Amir "Does anyone know Amp draw range for wheel
> chair motors? I think
> > someone recently said it was ~80 amps. Even if
> the motors cost $100 each
> > its still probably cheaper than anything requiring
> a ~9:1 reduction. But
> > what about the motor controllers. Other than $500
> Vantec stuff and Steve's
> > latest set up, what options are there for wheel
> chair controllers? How
> > easy/cheap is it to acquire/interface with the
> controller from the actual
> > wheelchair? How viable is a 'doubled/tripled' up
> Tri-pact controller?
> > (Or are there 80 amp relays to be gotten on the
> cheap?)" Tahvildaran