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Unread 05-22-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default Cart voltage determination without battery visual

Hi ya'll, I was directed to his section.

original question:

I bought a A9933-XXXXXX Club Cart with no batteries or charger. The seller told me to buy 6 X 6 Volt batteries to make up the 36 volt operating system. I did the same day before investigating any information about the cart and had them installed.

So now looking for a charger, I find a round 3 prong plug receptacle on the bottom of the seat (next to the Forward/Reverse lever). In all the literature I can find on a 1999 Club Car golf cart(Fairway Villager -- I think)it states that a round plug would indicate a 48 volt system. ?????????

What am I missing? - The cart worked driving it off the trailer (fwd & rev) to it parking spot but I haven't turned the key since (afraid I might damage something if I haven't already )

So please explain how I determine the Voltage of this cart without 'counting waterhole caps'.

Their must be a more technical way to determine this.

Thanks for you help in advance,

signed

Volt challenged in Texas

A kind gentleman responded with this:

3 prong receptacle = 48 volts
OBC = 48 volts
Find the electrical diagram that matches your cart in Sticky above the Electric Club Car section.

Now my follow up questions:

1.Can I run this cart on the brand new 6 X 6 volt batteries without damage to the cart even though its looks like its a 48 volt.

2. Do I just need to eat the $1000.00 6 volt batteries and buy 6 X 8 volt batteries?

3. Change anything (cheap) to make the cart a 36 volt?

There is no room to add two more 6 volt batteries.

Sorry about the rambling but I'm just getting my feet wet and hopefully not while holding 20 amp

Thanks for any help
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Unread 05-22-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cart voltage determination without battery visual

1) no 48 v motor, controller , & OBC
2) resale 6v batteries to recoup money ... or go to place you got batteries (play dumb) see if they will allow you to give back 6v for 8 v
3) not cheep to do
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Unread 05-22-2015, 10:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cart voltage determination without battery visual

Thank so much - that summed it up in a nutshell for me
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Unread 05-22-2015, 10:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cart voltage determination without battery visual

When you look for a charger i recommend ScottyB

http://www.cartsunlimited.net/48v_Battery_Charger.html
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Unread 05-22-2015, 10:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: Cart voltage determination without battery visual

Its an interesting dilemma - You can call the battery dealer and tell him what you discovered - then ask if you can exchange toward the more expensive 8v batteries. You can add 2 more 6v in the rear bagwell.
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Unread 05-22-2015, 10:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Cart voltage determination without battery visual

1000 bucks for 6 volts !! What kinda gold are they made out of.
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Unread 05-23-2015, 01:08 AM   #7
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Not gold but close -

6 X $126.00 plus tax (batteries)

6 X $20.00 (no old batteries so paid a core charge on each)

12 cables/brass connections PLUS installation charge
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Unread 05-23-2015, 01:13 AM   #8
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Hey Scotty, thanks for the good suggestions - I do have the platform under the back seat that would accommodate two more batteries BUT would the additional 120 lbs interfere with the carts performance?

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Unread 05-23-2015, 01:36 AM   #9
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Default Re: Cart voltage determination without battery visual

You may or may not notice the 120#. You will have longer runtime, and potentially travel more miles on a charge. A six volt battery bank might last longer in years than an eight volt bank. I have never wished for less runtime, less distance or shorter battery life, EVER. I would have no problem running the extra six volts if it were my cart.
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Unread 05-23-2015, 01:40 AM   #10
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I do have eight six volts sitting on a DPI charger ( Thanks ScottyB! ) waiting to go in my next 48 volt project cart.
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