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Unread 10-12-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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So now that I think I identified my controller on my cart. I was wondering what kind of speed (MPH) I should be getting out of my 36V-DS with a 480AMP controller and a GE D379 motor on stock tires. I tested it this weekend and could only reach 12MPH on flat run. I am wondering if I have a bottleneck somewhere or if this what I should be getting. Seems I should be getting a bit more out of this setup but I am new to the whole cart thing.
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Unread 10-17-2016, 09:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: What kind of speed should I expect?

Do you know how many HP that motor has? 12 mph may be about right, especially for a series cart. I would think that your setup would have a lot of torque (hill climbing power). Does it?
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Default Re: What kind of speed should I expect?

The 480 controls were series.
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Here Google is your friend. 12MPH is a bit low.
https://www.golfcarcatalog.com/produ...ric-Motor.html
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Default Re: What kind of speed should I expect?

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Here Google is your friend. 12MPH is a bit low.
https://www.golfcarcatalog.com/produ...ric-Motor.html
Thanks jjance, I was too lazy to do that...

I agree, 12 does seem low based on those specs.
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Default Re: What kind of speed should I expect?

Carts set up for golf use run about that speed.
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Default Re: What kind of speed should I expect?

For my job I am in charge of fleet carts at a golf course and they usually run around 15 MPH stock with good batteries from the factory, so that does seem low.
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Default Re: What kind of speed should I expect?

Thanks for the replies!!!

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Do you know how many HP that motor has? 12 mph may be about right, especially for a series cart. I would think that your setup would have a lot of torque (hill climbing power). Does it?
No not really it bogs down on slight hills at my camp ground. That's why I am wondering where my issue exist. I still have not found any numbers on my controller. But considering it looks to be a kit I would have a hard time believing they would have put a lower rated controller. Another issue is my batteries look to be shot as they are bulging and don't hold a charge for very long. Even though after charge I get good readings on my volt meter. I'm really considering going to 48V since I need new batteries any way. But fi I do that what kind of charger will I need. And than there's the f/r switch and selenoid. I'm hoping to get pictures of everything on here so you guys can lead in the right directions. I would like to get this thing cruising. And by cruising I would be happy with 17-19mph.

Anyway here are the complete specs I have found on the motor.

It is rated at 4hp @ 4150 rpms on 36 volts. It is also rated at 5.5hp @ 5700 rpms on 48 volts. It is designed to run either 36 or 48 volts. And says speeds up to 15-16MPH-36V and 19MPH-48V with 400AMP Controller.

Part ID: D379
Product Weight: 51 lbs.
HP: 4
RPM: 4150
Bearings: Ball
Enclosure: Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated
Field Volts: 48
Motortype: Series Wound
Thermal Protection: None
Base: Flange mount
Armature Volts: 48
Torque (oz-ft): 81.0
Amps: 72.0
Model Number: 5BC49JB1115
Duty: Continuous
C Dimension (inches): 9.4
NEMA Frame: N/S
Item: DC Mtr 4 HP 4150 RPM 10 Tooth Series Wound Mtr
Catalog Number: D379
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Unread 10-20-2016, 01:40 PM   #9
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Default Re: What kind of speed should I expect?

what kind of controller do you have? a stock"480" controller. if i'm not mistaken this is a 200 amp controller. If that is the case you are right were you should be. you can go up to something like a 36v 400 amp, but your limited to your motor output. so yea going to a 48v 400 amp gives you an extra 1.5 hp but alot of replacement parts. At that point i would look into a newer cart, EZ-GO PDS carts come stock at 350 amp, can do a lot just with a programmer, and freedom plug, IMHO
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Unread 10-20-2016, 02:55 PM   #10
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My cart is far from stock its an 88. It was originally a coil system no controller. Any way I believe that my controller is an older Curtis 480amp.



I don't think I'm very from conversion to 48v. But would love to hear opinions.
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