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Heavy-Duty 3452B Controller for Buyers SaltDogg TGS
Replaces & Upgrades the 3011864 on Tailgate Spreaders
( double the current output of the Chinese 3011864 )

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3452B controller for Buyers SaltDogg TGS spreaders


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The 3452B TGS Controller

3452B controller for Buyers SaltDogg TGS spreaders showing connectors

The 3452B is a top-quality, made-in-USA controller that is a superior drop-in replacement for the original controller that comes standard with the TGS series of Buyers SaltDogg tailgate spreaders (the 3011864 and 3008623 "digital" control boxes).  It outputs two-times (2x) more power — (double the 3011864's 20-amps) — with 40-amps of clean analog power, enabling it to handle even true 2/3-horsepower electric motors.

The 3452B uses an analog PWM 12-KHz phase switching design that has a proven history of reliability, durability, and power control efficiency.  Speed control is continuously variable and instantaneous — (vs. the 3011864's 9 speed steps and time lag).  On startup, this 40-amp controller outputs a hefty 60-amp 2-second hard-start kick to break up frozen salt and sand.

In addition, the 3452B has enhanced circuitry for greater reliability and upgraded electronic components for longer life.  Two microprocessors continuosly monitor power output and voltage feedback.  The 3452B has built-in electronic protection against accidental shorts in the spreader motor wiring, and a user replaceable ATO fuse for the vibrator.  It can tolerate an input current varying from 9 to 16 volts, and it powers down when the truck's ignition is turned off.

Dimensions (without bracket):  5.375" (width) 4.5" (depth) 2.25" (height) 24.5 ounces (weight).

This 12-Volt DC variable speed controller will work with these SaltDogg TGS models:

Note:  A frame ground* design was used on earlier TGS models (TGS 01 and TGS 05) and therefore require a frame-ground controller.  They also use different types of connectors.

*Technical Note On Electrical Topology:  This controller functions as a normal, standard "two-wire" controller.  That means it has two wires going to the spinner motor (+)(−), two wires going to the vibrator (+)(−), and two wires going to the battery (+)(−).  However, it has extra versatility because it does its power control on the positive (+) output wires.  The 3452B is probably the only controller currently on the market like this, because it is more difficult (and expensive) to design.  But it means it can be used on a frame ground "one-wire" spreader by simply grounding all the negative wires to the frame of the truck.  If you tried this with any other other standard controller, the motors would all run at maximum rpm with no ability to control the speed.  So this controller can control motor speed even if its outputs are re-wired for a "frame ground" salt spreader.

3452B controller on top of 3011864

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Comparison:  3011864 vs. 3452B

3011864 and 3452B side-by-side comparison

top view 3011864 and 3452B side-by-side

compare buyers saltdogg tgs controller 3452B vs. 3011864

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wire definitions for the buyers saltdogg tgs tailgate controller 3452B showing connectors

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