- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 7/2011 on page 72
70 A Solid-state Starter Relay
Overall, electro-mechanical scooter starter solenoids are cheap enough — but the downside is that they’re not very reliable. The contact resistance increases over time, the coil can be open-circuited due to the vibration, and sometimes the power contacts weld up. This article describes a solid state replacement.