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Unread 02-22-2015, 02:14 PM   #91
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Actually I use the bigger 9/16 stainless nuts on the big battery cables and smaller 1/2 stainless nuts (double nut) to fit the charger/accessory connections. That way I can see the condition/connection of the big cables and isolate corrosion from building up in the "sandwich area" of the accessory connectors.
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Unread 03-14-2015, 03:33 PM   #92
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Well its been a while gents but weather has finally cleared up enough so that I can actually play some golf.

She's running good and all but she is very slow. What are my options for speeding her up?

I've already replaced all battery cables and cleaned v glide connections.
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Unread 03-15-2015, 02:24 PM   #93
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So yesterday she decided to **** on my game. I'm driving down the 18th fairway to hit my second shot and after I hit it, she decides she doesn't want to move. After some poking and proving I believe the issue Is the solenoids. I can hear one clicking but the other isn't. Could this be the issue with the speed also? Anyway I'm going to see if I can open and clean them up Today.
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Unread 03-15-2015, 08:10 PM   #94
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Hopefully it is the solenoid. If the solenoid hooked to the wound resistor coil failed (which is used for dynamic braking)....yes, the cart would go very, very slow, and the resistor would also get extremely HOT (glowing red). I think you would have smelled it when you first drove the cart early on; if that were it....but maybe not.

If its the main power solenoid which failed (which clicks on/off with the key) then the cart wouldn't move at all. And no, that would not affect speed.
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Unread 03-15-2015, 08:14 PM   #95
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What's the dynamic braking supposed to do? One of the solenoids did get hot today and it sounds like it's got a huge current running through it it wasn't glowing hot bit was definately warm. And I can hear only one of them clicking when I take off.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 09:46 AM   #96
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As I understand it, the dynamic braking solenoid actually DISENGAGES the resistor coil when driving. If it fails, the resistor ends up in the drive circuit and all power to the motor routes thru it (thus impacting speed tremendously). The wire coil itself is what gets hot, the solenoid probably wouldn't. Dynamic braking slows the cart when you take your foot off the pedal (or when you hit top speed as determined by the speed sensor) - and the resistor "cushions" the voltage being returned to the battery pack so the batteries don't get hit too hard with returning voltage from the motor.

Remember with Regen 1 - you MUST hear a click when you turn the key On/Off. If you don't - that's job #1.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 01:29 PM   #97
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Now that I think of it, I don't recall hearing a click when I turn it on. It will run as fast as it can with the pedal at wot but once I let off I feel it brake. Would it be worth trying to take the solenoids apart and fixing them or just replace them?
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Unread 03-16-2015, 02:23 PM   #98
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They are not expensive, really - if they are truly suspect, then you should replace them. But key on/off clicking is REQUIRED or it can't move. Assuming you do get it running again, then you should GPS the speed to determine whether its behaving normally.
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Unread 04-27-2015, 10:06 PM   #99
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I hope everyone is still out there and willing to help me.

I recently watered my batteries and am having more trouble with this dang cart! I let the water level get a little low however the cart ran surprisingly well. It ran faster smoother and more consistently speed wise. After adding water to the batteries, it runs so much worse! After sitting at a tee box it won't go anywhere while mashing the go pedal for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Also, after finally getting it going, the power cuts in and out.

Please tell me it's something other than the OBC!!
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Unread 04-28-2015, 03:13 PM   #100
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After adding water to the batteries, it runs so much worse
Water doesn't typically slow you down. It really can't be the cause of this. Did you move some wires out-of-the-way to get the caps off and water them? There is a 99.9% chance you have a loose/bad connection somewhere, maybe the F&R rocker - or even one of the BIG cables got wiggled enough to start to fail. Go thru every wire/cable with a fine tooth comb. Look closely and tug/wiggle the big cables to be sure. Barring those ideas (I think you have a v-glide if I recall) check it (and all connections to it) thoroughly.
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