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Unread 09-19-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default New motor getting hot while charging

I have a 98 Club Car DS series 48 volt. I toasted my motor and just installed a new AMD 5.5hp motor that said would work without upgrading anything else ( controller, solenoid, switch, or cables) but would improve performance and reliability. I do plan to put all 4 awg wires in soon. I noticed while charging the motor is getting pretty hot. I do not know if the stock one did as well or if this is normal. Is this normal or will changing to 4 awg cables help. I have a power drive charger, which I believe is stock for this cart.
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Unread 09-19-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: New motor getting hot while charging

There should not be any current going to the motor while charging. Something is not right here.
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Unread 09-19-2015, 03:09 PM   #3
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ok, that is what I thought I will follow the current.
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Unread 09-19-2015, 03:10 PM   #4
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How hot is acceptable while driving?
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Unread 09-19-2015, 03:32 PM   #5
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Pretty sure my solenoid is stuck open.
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Unread 09-19-2015, 03:44 PM   #6
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It may be stuck closed, completing circuit to motor.
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Unread 09-19-2015, 03:52 PM   #7
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Are you 100% sure the motor is cool when you begin the charge cycle? Reason I ask is that I thought I had this same problem with my old Harley, and it turned out it was just warm from driving...
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Unread 09-19-2015, 04:00 PM   #8
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That would be indicative of a bad controller
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Unread 09-19-2015, 09:04 PM   #9
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Yes, solenoid stuck closed. power to the motor and controller all the time. I disconnected my negative to the controller until I get a new solenoid.
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Unread 09-19-2015, 09:07 PM   #10
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How warm should motor get while driving. I drive long distance sometimes. I have never felt my motor to see how hot. I just installed a new motor and don't want to burn anything up.
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