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Unread 06-23-2009, 08:52 AM   #1
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Default How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

This forum is starting to scare me....the more I read, the more daring I have become with my cart.

My cart is a 1992 Club Car, 36V with V-glide, resistors, and 1 solenoid. I have already upgraded the battery cables from 6 gauge to 4 gauge.

The V-glide looks pretty old, and I was thinking of getting a new one, along with upgraded 4 gauge cables for the rest of the cart. This would probably cost me around $200.00 with shipping and miscellaneous stuff. However, I don't know if I should throw any more money at this system, or look to upgrade.

I want to retain the stock 36V motor, but would like to get rid of the resistor coils on the cart.

What would it cost for me to upgrade to a controller and speed unit? What would be a good system for my cart? Does anyone sell package kits, or do I have to piece this together myself?

I was looking at this controller:

http://www.groovycarts.com/co24vo400amp7.html

I would also need a PB-6 unit, and a HD solenoid. After that, what about the 4 gauge cables? Will they need to be custom made, or again are there kits for this?

Opinions and advice from the forum gurus are greatly appreciated!
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Unread 06-23-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

Alltrax makes very good controllers. Use it with a Curtis PB-6 potentiometer...Nobody sells a kit that I am aware of.

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Unread 06-23-2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

scottyb,

I have been using several of this site's sponsors for my recent purchases, and will continue to do so.

I want your opinion as to the best controller VALUE for the application that I am going to use it for. I don't need a rocket sled, just a little faster and more reliable. I would like to get rid of the coiled resistor setup and V-glide, but if it's going to cost way too much, then I will probably go ahead and just change all the cables to 4 gauge and either rebuild or replace the V-glide.

Thanks!
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Unread 06-23-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

You will be pleased with the difference a solid state speed control systen will make. A 400 amp Alltrax non-programable is a good choice for you. You will need a curtis pb-6 & HD solenoid. You will have to fab a mount and linkage adaption for the pb-6. All of this has been done and documented here many times. Search for similar topics... be sure to get a 36-48v controller so you can easily go up to 48v next time you need batts.
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Unread 06-23-2009, 12:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

Do like SCOTTYB says and you wont go wrong, as he has done this change over before and know what results you will get.
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Unread 01-18-2017, 12:40 AM   #6
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Default Re: How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

I bought a 1982 Club Car DS 36 volt. I don't like all the relays and switches for the speed control. Want to know how to up grade to electronic speed control. Need help.
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Unread 01-18-2017, 08:12 AM   #7
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Default Re: How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

You could start your research here: http://www.cartsunlimited.net/conversion-kits.html

The owner of the site referenced in the link is a long time contributor to the BGW forum and well respected. You resurrected a 6 year old thread. I suggest you start a new thread with your questions on this subject.
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Unread 01-18-2017, 09:14 AM   #8
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Default Re: How to upgrade a 36V Resistor Car to Solid State?

This thread is 8 yrs old. We have been producing conversion kits for many yrs now. A lot of new exciting technology has been developed since the original post. Alltrax SR controls and reversing contactors with rocker switch F&R switching are some of our latest offerings. While the updated CC conversions still utilize the mechanical throttle linkage we now offer a conversion with an electronic pedal for use with Ezgo or any old cart
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