CONTROLLER CHECKER PROJECT
I was recently asked by a couple of racers for an easy way to check the function of controllers away from the slot track. A year or so back we used to make “controller checkers, but now, I just can’t find the workshop time. So here is a real easy project which tells you “how to”. You can diagnose many controller problems with it.. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the DARKSIDE forum.
Above;- A controller checker for UK controllers (note the UK socket on the project box.
Below a controller checker for European controllers with Bannana socket connections for controller and (also 2 on the back for power supply)
Disregard the “push switch” and Led on both these units. This is a “add on” to check full brake function, but was dropped as it only worked perfectly on resistor controllers or transistor controllers with a direct brake circuit.