Scout Flash Codes

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015 01:34PM EST

When the Curtis 1212 controller senses a fault the red battery indicator LED, furthers to the left on the battery gauge, will flash a two digit flash code, then stop and then start the sequence again.

Flash Code   
Possible Reasons and Solutions
1-1 Thermal Fault  
The motor current has been at the maximum value too long.        
   *The motor may not be strong enough for the terrain (terrain to steep).
  *The wheels may be rubbing on the frame.
The motor may be faulty.
  *Test the motor.
  *Check the motor brushes.
The controller overheats.
  *Turn the unit off and let controller cool down.

1-2 Throttle Fault
Check the throttle wiring and connection.     
   *Test the throttle.
  *Replace the throttle if  defective.

1-3 Speed Pot Fault
Check the speed pot wiring and connection.
  *Test the speed pot.
  *Replace the speed pot if defective.

1-4 Low Voltage
Check the battery cables and connections.
   *Charge the batteries.

1-5 High Voltage
Batteries are overcharged.
  *If driving downhill slow down and turn lights on, if so equipped.
  *Test the charge to ensure that it cuts off when batteries are fully charged

2-1 or
2-2 or
Main Faults
Check the controller wiring and connection.
  *Replace the controller.

3-1 Throttle Fault
The throttle is misadjusted.
 *Test and adjust the throttle.
  *Replace the throttle if it cannot be adjusted.

3-2 or
Brake Fault
The brake is not engaged.
 *Engage the brake.
  *Check the brake wiring and connections.
  *Test the brake.
  *Replace the brake if defective.

3-3 or
Throttle Fault
Throttle was engaged when unit was turned on.
  *Turn unit off and turn on without engaging the throttle.

4-1 or
4-2 or
Motor or

The motor has a short
  *Check the motor wiring and connections.
  *Check the motor brushes.   
  *Replace the motor.
The controller has failed.
  *Check the controller wiring and controller.
  *Replace the controller.


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