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Unread 02-15-2015, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default 2001 DS 48V melting post on F&R

Good evening. I have my son's cart over here today. It has melted the f&r post. This is the second one he has put on here. What is causing this issue?
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Unread 02-15-2015, 11:59 PM   #2
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Unread 02-16-2015, 01:23 AM   #3
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99.9% of the time it's a bad connection on one of the ends of the cable are the copper stud is loose are a little of all of them. You need to make sure the F/R copper studs are in good shape and that the right amount of tension is on it when working it back and forth. The studs have to be good and tight not to have a gap between them and the stantionary contacts are it will build up heat and melt.
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That cable end is a good example of what a bad cable end connection looks like..
You need some good golf cart battery cables with good tight ends.
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Unread 02-16-2015, 08:40 AM   #5
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OK I will look it over. The f&r was new 2 months ago
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If the cable in red looked like that before the meltdown, that would be one of the causes. Fix that cable ASAP
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OK I will replace it. Also I have found some loose cables on the motor as well. They are loose inside the connector not on the motor lug
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Make sure all of the connections are nice and tight
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This may be some of the problem. This electric motor is huge. High speed maybe?
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That is the GE D380 motor. It is a speed and torque motor. That may be part of the problem. Do some more poking around and see what the controller looks like. Regardless of the controller, I recommend one of ScottyB's HD F-R switches
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