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Fisher sander electronic throttle issue

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Abchoppers, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Abchoppers

    Abchoppers Junior Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 14

    Hey all, I have a stainless fisher sander with a Briggs and Stratton motor. The issue I'm having is with what I believe is the electronic throttle. The wiring was a mess when I got the sander, so I'm basically starting fresh. There are two wires from the throttle control, a brown and a red. When I put a ground to the red, and a hot to the brown, the throttle moves one way. When I reverse the ground and hot it moves the other way. Great, but how do I now wire this to a toggle switch? Seems like each wire needs a hot and a ground at some point, but how do I keep it from shorting? I'm sure it's a simple solution but its going over my head.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    You can use a reversing switch to control your throttle. It swaps the polarity of the wires giving you the desired result.
     
  3. Abchoppers

    Abchoppers Junior Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 14

    Thanks Buster, I searched reverse polarity toggle switches and actually think I have one. I found an article on how to wire it, so I think I'm on the right track now. Thanks again for your help
     
  4. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    No sweat - good luck
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,958

    it should be a 6 pin dpdt switch. make sure the switch "springs" back to center when let go or you'll burn out the acuator
     
  6. Abchoppers

    Abchoppers Junior Member
    from Ny
    Messages: 14