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Unread 02-14-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Melted V-glide

Here are a few pics. I stripped everything out of the cart to begin the controller and PB-6 conversion. I have run these old resistor carts on 48v. It can only be done IF you run them at WideOpenThrottle and coast, WOT and coast.... someone forgot the rule and here is what happens.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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I started putting stuff back together... Pics here of the Potentiometer and controller install....... A few new cables and batteries tomorrow and away it goes. Controller is a 650 amp Alltrax .
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Default Re: Melted V-glide

Hey there Scotty..You have no doubt been a major contributor in my 36v to 48v conversion and thanks!!! I also want to say your warnings are right in being careful not modifying the resistors to a controller when doing modifications.
With my stock 36V 2.97 HP motor the heat build up around the coils never seemed too bad but I changed the wires and solenoid and all as was suggested but left the resistor coils.
With the Plum Quick motors we have been playing, there is a SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT of more heat around the coils when I pop the seat to check. You were right again
Next project will be the controller upgrade to get it out of the way and not have to worry about the drivetrain.
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Unread 02-15-2009, 09:50 AM   #4
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Change all the cables when you do this. This includes the 4 going to the motor. And install a 250amp fuse (minimum size) at the NEG battery post. A 400 amp controller should be sufficient. So far, I have used a 480 and 650 (used I got a deal) ...... I went with the 0-5k instead 5k-0 system just because it seemed to me more readily available. Of course the Alltrax AXE programmable controllers can be changed to any type throttle. But some say why pay extra for a programmable controller when all you are gonna do is set to the max and go? The cable to connect this controller to your PC is about $40 also? The 480 controller cart runs the same as the 650 amp cart. They are both the same make, year, lift, and tires. Looking forward to seeing your conversion.
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Yeah I already have 4gauge all around so Im sure some of those wires from the vglide to resistors and motor will be a sufficient length to use as cotroller to motor cables. So far all is good I just need to get some more play money before we do any more upgrades.
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If you are on a budget as I always am.... you will want to look at the Logisystems controllers on ebay. I am happy with their 480 amp 48v model. and their customer service is good.
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I've been watching posts on those controllers and it seems no one has anything bad to say about them..Im not concerned about the slower ramp-up to speed, Im not looking to pull wheelies..just want to maintain speed on inclines. Have you tried to installl the PB-6 upside down with the lever pointing down and hooked right to the throttle linkage ??? Saw that in another post and looked easier and I saved all the pics. that were posted.
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Funny you should ask !!!!!

Don did that.... even posted pics. So I went right at it yesterday ......I don't know but perhaps it is the fact that I was using a different brand of PB-6 but, it was not enough actuation. I got about 1/2 throttle ??? So I had to resort to my old tactic which is ... a 6 inch lever with the pivot point at 2 inches to get double the travel from the accelerator rod? Maybe Don can enlighten us?
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seriously looking at the d380 for next motor upgrade, which is why im watching the posts on conversions and controllers..Im pretty confident a d380 motor will fry up the resistors for sure, especially after seeing the difference in heat with the PQ's in there.
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Unread 02-15-2009, 10:38 AM   #10
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What kind of performance gains did you see with the PQ motor?
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