lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-03-2009, 07:43 PM   #21
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,079
Default Re: Cable upgrade

Cookn wrote...."I was going to solder mine also, but soldering leads to premature corrosion and the chance of overheating the copper, leading to premature fatigue of the joint."

Can you substantiate that statement?

I have heard very good #4 welding cable has 600 strands since amps travel on the outside of a wire as opposed to the inside... the more strands there are in a cable, the more outside pathways there are to let more amps travel at the same time...Amps = power !
scottyb is online now   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 02-03-2009, 07:44 PM   #22
just leave me alone
 
GLEEMO's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,643
Default Re: Cable upgrade

great find Extractor;
looks like it may be a tad thicker (.43") due to the second layer coating.

Now find us a deal this good on
1/2" shrink wrap tubing in
assorted colors and we can ROLL
GLEEMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2009, 08:15 PM   #23
Ban Puppy Mills & Stores!
 
scubabud's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 2,945
Default Re: Cable upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cookn View Post
I was going to solder mine also, but soldering leads to premature corrosion and the chance of overheating the copper, leading to premature fatigue of the joint.
Cookn,

I don't believe using rosin core solder could cause corrosion and since the copper leads should not be coated and are thick heating them shouldn't be a factor either. Are you thinking of acid core solder by chance?
scubabud is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2009, 09:22 PM   #24
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,079
Default Re: Cable upgrade

I don't know what he is thinking? a solid connection is better then a crimp connection ......
scottyb is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #25
Ban Puppy Mills & Stores!
 
scubabud's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 2,945
Default Re: Cable upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
I don't know what he is thinking? a solid connection is better then a crimp connection ......
ALWAYS!
scubabud is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2009, 05:05 AM   #26
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 12
Default Re: Cable upgrade

You guys are probably right. My concern is that if there is an incorrectly soldered joint that isn't sealed completely that it would allow the joint to harbor unseen and therefore unknown corrosion. I never use anything but rosin core for electrical stuff and for something like this I would use true silver solder. I know how to do it correctly but there are a special few that probably don't know the correct procedures for soldering and wouldn't do it correctly and end up with cables worse than stock. Face it guys 636, 32 gauge wires are a bunch to get tinned and soldered correctly and very few have the tools and know how to do it right. Small gauge is very easy to overheat and work harden to the point that it would start to break down very quickly, we've all done it, especially if you are using a torch and to heat something that large quick enough you almost have to.

I'm not saying that the majority of us don't have the skills to do this right, but there are some that might not understand the pitfalls of doing it wrong. One of the reasons that I joined this place over the others was it seemed like there was a free and open exchange of ideas. My knowledge of carts could be put on the head of a pin, but my knowledge of, as my Bride says, "stuff" is a little broader than that.
Cookn is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2009, 07:37 AM   #27
just hangin' around
 
oxfordlawn's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Oxford Flo-Rida
Posts: 1,102
Default Re: Cable upgrade

well said
oxfordlawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2009, 07:40 AM   #28
Ban Puppy Mills & Stores!
 
scubabud's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 2,945
Default Re: Cable upgrade

Cookn,

I could see a poor or cold solder as a potential problem as well so I can see where you're coming from on your last point. I'm one of those that has to snug that nut down just one more time to make sure it's where it should be and my solder joints have to be perfect as well!
scubabud is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2009, 10:13 AM   #29
just leave me alone
 
GLEEMO's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,643
Default Re: Cable upgrade

Ok now that we have all decided thet solder is more conductive than crimp.
And Extractor has given us a good link on #4 Welders cable.

Where is the best place to get the Assorted Color Heat Shrink Tubing (1/2")
to complete this wiring job , Any Ideas ??
GLEEMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2009, 11:28 AM   #30
Gone Wild
 
Extractor's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 479
Default Re: Cable upgrade

Ok, now I'm discouraged. I have maybe soldered two or three things my entire life and I think one of them actually worked. Got my radio shack soldering gun and some solder stuff. So I know just enough to realize that I don't know how to solder correctly. I do want to make my own cables so is it too hard to break it down into what to do and what not to do when soldering these cables? Maybe I should look for a soldering forum...heh heh.
Still hoping to do this myself so I'll keep looking for assorted shrink tubing.
Thanks guys
Extractor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Battery cable getting HOT Electric EZGO
Amplifier cable? Electric Club Car
1/O and 2/O welding cable Golf Carts and Parts
4 Gauge Cable Kit Electric EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.