HOW TO MAKE YOUR MINI;Z COUNT!
Next, we need to find where to power
them from. We don’t want to power them
from the motor terminals, since that
voltage changes based on throttle input.
Fortunately, on the MR02 and MR03
chassis, there are power terminals on the
upper rear of each battery compartment
fastened by a screw. On these cars, the positive
terminal is on the left side, while the negative terminal
is on the right. Loosen the self-tapping screw from
the rear of the compartment until the plastic retainer
the screw mounts to can be removed, then place
your eyelet or wire over screw and re-fasten it to the
retainer. If you are using bare wire, it helps if you curl
and flatten it before putting it over the screw.
Older AMB personal transponders can also be used. ;e voltage from four cells
is just fine, but they are pretty big and need careful planning for placement.
Otherwise, they mount just like either the MyLaps or GiroZ.
;ere is a way to get power directly from the ICS port on newer Mini-Zs, but the
connector can be hard to find. ;e MR01 chassis doesn’t have screw terminals, but
an eyelet or spade can be inserted between the existing lower rear terminals and
the battery compartment plastic. Note that the positive terminal is on the lower
right side of these cars and the negative terminal on is on the lower left.