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Unread 11-03-2019, 04:01 PM   #1
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Am I the only person who reconfigured the DS golf cart to hold 8-6v batteries instead of 4-12v or 6-8v? I did this and the range was incredible. I also put in a high torque motor and 500a controller. I was able to go 25mph for hours with 2 adults. I could also climb anything. If anyone is considering a project, this is certainly worthwhile.
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Unread 11-03-2019, 05:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: DS with 8-6v batteries

No....its been a standard for quite a while, and very popular with the Precedent driving folks....there is even a "sticky" for it !

DIY - 4 x 12v to 6 x 8V Conversion (Part 1)

Ive done the above procedure more than a couple time on "flip" projects and have been very happy with the results !
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Unread 11-03-2019, 05:21 PM   #3
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I would like to see pics of the 8-6 volts
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Default Re: DS with 8-6v batteries

He said 8 6v, not 6 8v. Very common in Carryalls.
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My apologies !!!

Old guy dyslexia strikes again !

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Default Re: DS with 8-6v batteries

Yes, people do it fairly often. especially in the older 36v carts that already have 6v batteries.

Usually mount two more in the bag well and run cables through the access cover. It does make a big difference in the overall range, and can mean better power for climbing hills with the right setup with more amps available from the pack without as much voltage drop under load. It’s a little more expensive, but usually worth it for the longer run times.

Post some pics of your setup if you can.
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Unread 11-07-2019, 02:30 PM   #7
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Am I the only person who reconfigured the DS golf cart to hold 8-6v batteries instead of 4-12v or 6-8v? I did this and the range was incredible. I also put in a high torque motor and 500a controller. I was able to go 25mph for hours with 2 adults. I could also climb anything. If anyone is considering a project, this is certainly worthwhile.
I just did this build on my 02 TXT.. 8 T-105's... I cant really attest to the extended range yet as I am having issues with my cart after only 8-10 miles. Mine just shuts off. I don't have a clue why.. Still trying to nail that down.. I did get however get 4 miles of super steep ATV trail riding done on only 40% of my available power. I believe it went from 50.9v to 49.9v. after 1 hour of riding, or should I say Rock Crawling. My last 48v beast buggie with 6 8v batteries would only have approx 20% availible power left after that same ride. so it is a huge increase in range. still unsure of regular ( ROAD ) driving.
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Unread 11-07-2019, 04:59 PM   #8
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i have 8 6vs.. fun stuff
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Unread 11-07-2019, 07:21 PM   #9
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I built a Precedent for a guy that I used the high torque motor on but only used the 350a controller and his would shut off after 20-30 minutes due to overheating of the controller. Perhaps you have already checked the controller.
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Unread 11-08-2019, 10:32 AM   #10
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I built a Precedent for a guy that I used the high torque motor on but only used the 350a controller and his would shut off after 20-30 minutes due to overheating of the controller. Perhaps you have already checked the controller.
All 2ga wiring, 8 Brand new T-105's, HD Solenoid 400-1000 amp, Alltrax SR48600 controller, Stock ( Black ) motor.
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