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Unread 12-07-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default Electric Cart Climbing a Hill

I recently purchased a 2001 club car 48v, supposed to have new batteries, on my first outing in the vehicle with about 45 minutes of run time in 30 degree weather the cart wouldn't climb a 23.5 degree hill with 2 200 lb men on board. no spinning of tires just out of power. Surely this isn't normal but Im not sure. Also it has 6 inch lift and atv wheels and tires
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Unread 12-07-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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You have alot of things working against the cart there ....23 degrees is pretty steep. What does the voltage read accross the pack 30 minutes after charging and after 30 minutes of driving?
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Unread 12-07-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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Not sure I picked buggy up Fri, plugged it in, went out Sat is when happened, I do not have a meter yet
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Unread 12-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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A voltmeter is an essential tool for an electric cart owner. They can be found at any auto parts store or Home Depot. Have you checked the water level in the batteries? Are the cables and their connections clean and tight? How old are the batteries?
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Unread 12-07-2008, 09:45 AM   #5
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MY BAD !!! I DIDN'T LOOK TO SEE WHERE THIS WAS POSTED !!!!

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Unread 12-10-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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If the batteries are good , you may need a bigger controller. Stock ones are 225 amp. They are ok for flat land. Think about upgrading to at least 400 amp. Thats what gives you the power, won't help much with speed.
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Welcome to the forum nelly1052..............
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Unread 12-11-2008, 02:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the friendly reply. Just found this site. Lotta good info, I like to tinker with the carts.
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Unread 12-11-2008, 03:22 PM   #9
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23 degree incline? I don't know of any vehicle that can climb that steep. At least not with a good running start, but I am certain a stall will occur in short order.
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Unread 12-11-2008, 09:18 PM   #10
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We have 22.5 degree inclines all over my jobsite and my gas workhorse is running up these for a verticle climb of up to 20 feet with any kind of a rolling start It is rather steep .....and fun.
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