I am a newbie, so would appreciate some advice. I have an X-900 scooter from: http://www.eastcoastwholesales.com/electric_scooters_x900.htm
Bought over a year back. Never worked. I just got around to putting on the workbench to take a looksee. I worked with the ebayer that sold me the thing for a bit, but life got extremely busy and I just didn't have time to follow through.
When I first tried to use it, fuses kept blowing as soon as I put them in. Made no difference whether the cutoff was on or off.
Now, when I open it I immediately noticed that one of the wires from the controller to the motor was pressed onto a battery terminal so hard it broke through the insulation and the bare wire must have been toching the terminal. Looked like the wire was not damaged and I wrapped it in electrical tape. I put another fuse in, and it still made a pop when I put it in, but becasue the batteries were so low (from sitting for more than a year) it wasn't enough to blow out the new fuse.
It also doesn't charge the battery, even after I wrapped up the wire. Charger lights green and never turns red. So, I think I need a new controller. Now I don't mind spending a few bucks on a controller, even though I'm not exaclty sure how to know I'm buying the right one - has all the right connections and is right for the application (36 V, 900 watt motor).
It looks like Andrew (http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/813) has the exact same scooter as me and in the above link had upgraded his controller to: Navitas TSP100-36.
These don't appear to be sold much that I can see. Does anyone know if I can still get one somewhere? Or what other controller should I buy? Was hoping to stay in the $100 or under range, but if the consensus is that I should spend more to get a quality controller, then I will. I just don't know what/where to get it.