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Sno Way electrical issue question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by snowdays, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. snowdays

    snowdays Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 119

    I am helping a friend fix a Sno Way Predator plow. When the control is activated, it is sending power to all of the wires on all of the coils and both small terminal wires on the solenoid. Is the receiver bad? It is a wired controller
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    It is ground side controlled (low side switched), all the coils should have power all the time.
     
  3. snowdays

    snowdays Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 119

    So it would have power on both leads of each coil all of the time? I checked with the test light clipped to the main ground on the pump. There was 12V on each of the 2 terminals for each coil after a button on the controller was pushed. If I turn the controller off and then back on, there was no power at the coils until I hit a directional button on the controller.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Right it's your typical GROUND SIDE CONTROLLED multiplex system. 12 volts all the time, if you put your test light on the ground side of the coil it should go out when you give it a command.

    In ground controlled systems 12 volts is the common wire not the ground.
     
  5. snowdays

    snowdays Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 119

    Thanks for the help. I discovered a bad ground on the truckside. The main ground connection for the plow was corroded.