Troubleshooting Tips

Last updated: 07/15/18

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PW/Peg “Easy ESC” Troubleshooting Tips (from most to least common)

The most common install mistake is connecting the throttle pedal incorrectly which can result in the wheels spinning when the pedal is not pressed. To resolve this connect the module pedal wires to the center pedal terminal and the terminal with the widest gap from the center terminal. There should be no other wires connected to the terminal below labeled "NO" !


Speed adjustment knob should be turned up to 100% during testing. Depending on several factors such as battery voltage and total weight the starting point will vary but is typically above 50%.

The three terminals for the knob adjustment control box should be straight and centered within the terminal housing. Terminals should not be bent to the far edges of the housing.

Make sure the terminals within the adjustment knob connection have not backed out:


Individual battery voltage at rest should be ~12.8-13.6v when fully charge. A battery at ~11v at rest is dead and needs to be charge while a battery below 10v at rest is likely bad and needs to be replaced. If the batteries are charged test the individual battery voltage again with the wheels off the ground and the throttle pedal down. If the wheels move the individual battery voltage should not sag more than ~1v. If the voltage sags below 10v the battery is bad and must be replaced.

Shift shifter into Forward High position during testing. Both motors must be connected and operating normally in Forward Low and Reverse otherwise there will be no motor response so shifting into Forward High will rule out this possibility. There are switches within the shifter that can become inoperable over time especially after being left out in the rain. If the shifter worked normally in all positions before the install then bad switch(es) can be ruled out. But if both motors are connected and working but one or two shift positions do not work it is possible the internal shifter switches are bad.  Removing and inspecting the shifter switches is recommended only after all other troubleshooting tips are exhausted.

The module should make a clicking sound when the throttle pedal is pressed. If the module is not clicking the batteries are either not properly connected or the throttle plunger switch is bad. The batteries should be connected as the below diagrams. Use a voltmeter on the module battery terminal screws to confirm the battery power is reaching the module. If it is not inspect all battery connections closely and tug lightly on the wires to make sure the wire has not slipped out of the crimp connectors. To rule out a faulty throttle switch AKA plunger simply touch the throttle wires together.



Best Choice “Easy ESC” Troubleshooting Tips (from most to least common)

When using the module with only one 12v battery the secondary battery wire must be connected to the module and the resettable circuit breaker in the kit should be connected to the terminals of the secondary battery wires.

Speed adjustment knob should be turned up to 100% during testing. Depending on several factors such as battery voltage and total weight the starting point will vary but is typically above 50%.

Make sure the three terminals for the knob adjustment control box are straight and centered within the terminal housing. Terminals should not be bent to the far edges of the housing.

Make sure the terminals within the adjustment knob connection have not backed out:

Shifter should be in the Forward position during testing.

The factory 7-pin out must be: Red-White-Irrelevant-Black-Blue-Orange-Irrelevant.

List of connections: