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Unread 03-21-2016, 12:24 PM   #1
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96 Club DS 36V

Last spring I bought a cart because they are now road legal in our town. I picked up the DS for cheap with an odds and ends battery pack and drove it all summer. I loved it but by the end of the summer I had two batteries that were completely shot. A reading on the multi-meter would show two batteries go completely flat with any kind of load. Using the cart as a neighborhood cart we are usually going 1 to 2 miles per trip with no stops. Mild hills and mild off road (taller grass than a golf course).

Fast forward to the first warm day of the year and I pull the cart out and charge it up over night. I made it 100 ft at 1 mph before I gave up.

I would like to upgrade to a controller from the vglide. I would also like to look into a 48 volt conversion.

This means a new charger as well.

After a lot of reading I understand that this is possible with my current motor??

I have put together the following parts list.

DPI charger w/ crossfoot connector
Scotty's C54 kit for Off Road and Hunting.
48 to 12 converter for light kit.

Currently the cart is completely stock but I would eventually like to add big wheels and a lift. Extend my range and get a lot farther off road


Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 03-21-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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Fast forward to the first warm day of the year and I pull the cart out and charge it up over night. I made it 100 ft at 1 mph before I gave up


Should have been on charge already, you will kill a 48 volt pack by not taking care of them,...
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Unread 03-21-2016, 12:47 PM   #3
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I left it on charge all winter, I read up on the charger that came with the cart and it was supposed to have a float function. When I say I charged it over night I check pack voltage and saw it was low so I cycled the charger and let it do its thing.

The pack was near the end of its life when I bought the cart and had three different brand batteries with several date ranges.
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I don't see cables on your list.


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I received this email from a customer this morning.

March 21, 2016
Scotty,
Thank you for sending the EZGO C74 upgrade kit so quickly. I can't even tell you how pleased I am with the results. Your kit was easy to follow and the parts well-made and packaged. All-in-all it took about 6 hours to install the kit but I took my time and checked and rechecked everything multiple times. I held my breath a couple times especially when I connected the last battery cable and finally, turning the key. Everything worked like a charm.
Mr Newman

3/1/16
I LOVE the 48v conversion!!! My cart runs so much better now. Thanks for all the advice and good products. Dave B


10-11-15
Scotty,
Many thanks for the great conversion kit. Schematics were simple and easy to follow.
Cart is up and running with no problems whatsoever.
Mr Tracy

09-23-15
Thanks again The conversion worked wonders on my cart.
Craig
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I don't see cables on your list.


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I was thinking about making my own. I am fairly mechanically inclined person and have been rebuilding cars for several years now. 2 awg by the foot from the hardware store and a couple dozens ends with a little solder. Thats a fun afternoon for me.
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Unread 03-21-2016, 02:30 PM   #7
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I received this email from a customer this morning.

March 21, 2016
Scotty,
Thank you for sending the EZGO C74 upgrade kit so quickly. I can't even tell you how pleased I am with the results. Your kit was easy to follow and the parts well-made and packaged. All-in-all it took about 6 hours to install the kit but I took my time and checked and rechecked everything multiple times. I held my breath a couple times especially when I connected the last battery cable and finally, turning the key. Everything worked like a charm.
Mr Newman
Thats awesome to hear. I have heard nothing but good things and its hard to go wrong with a pre-engineered kit.

Can you confirm that I can run 48V on a 36V ds cart?
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2 awg by the foot from the hardware store and a couple dozens ends with a little solder. Thats a fun afternoon for me.
it better be a type welding wire with a high strained count and not a standard 2 awg cable. dont forget the shrink tube
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it better be a type welding wire with a high strained count and not a standard 2 awg cable. dont forget the shrink tube
Good call on the high strand count. I haven't really looked to see what the hardware store has, I just know they sell high awg by the foot. Might have to rethink my plans.
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Thats awesome to hear. I have heard nothing but good things and its hard to go wrong with a pre-engineered kit.

Can you confirm that I can run 48V on a 36V ds cart?
Can I confirm it? ... hundreds of customers can confirm it
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