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Old 11-27-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone here will know. I parked my TT in October 19th. I noticed a few days later my battery was dead, so I plugged the AC in and charged the battery. I thought it may have been the refer. lights or something that caused it to drain . Dummy me did not notice until thanksgiving day that the break away pin got caught by a portable basketball hoop pulled it out of the pin box. So the brakes were ingaged for a month. Does this mean the magnets are ruined?
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:28 AM   #2
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Depends on what failed first, battery, magnets or wires. But most likely one of the wires melted and will need to be repaired, especially if the plastic has melted exposing the bare wire. The magnets have the steel drum as a huge heat sink, so they will not heat up as quickly as the wires.
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Thanks, I will look into the wiring to the wheels.
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Thanks, I will look into the wiring to the wheels.

You need to check the wiring inside the drums as well. As I recall, each magnet normally draws about 3 amps, so it is about 4 ohms. All four magnets in parallel will draw about 12 amps with a combined resistance of about 1 ohm. Any readings significantly higher or lower means a short or open somewhere.
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With that much current drain it may have blown the converter?
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