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Unread 06-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Solenoid Testing

I have a 74 CC and I need to test the solenoids, I have one speed...Full Speed. Through a Google search I found a posting in BGW by "Cart Doctor" back on August 15 2006. The posting refered to pictures on the posting but I was unable to view these pix. Is there a way to get to the older postings or can someone give me the Readers Digest version on troubleshooting a 4 post solenoid?
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Unread 06-30-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: Solenoid Testing

when you say 4 post Solinoid , you are talking really 2 Post I assume.
the 2 large post on top Carry the big Voltage and current from the Batteries.
The 2 smaller post are control post and will activate with 6 Volts applied to either
Open or close the Solinoid (Big Post).
1 of the Solinoids provides power to the Cart and should click when the switch is turned
on. Then in order as the gas is pressed each Solinoid should click providing a little more power to the Motor.
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Unread 06-30-2009, 09:09 AM   #3
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Simply put the solenoid is a switch, when 36v pos and neg is applied to the small posts you shoould have continuity on the big posts. When either the pos or neg is removed from 1 of the small posts the continuity on the big posts should stop.
Buy all 5 solenoids in a set with 5 microswitches. This will short cut your current and future problems. ....hope this helps
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OOPS , stottyB knows his stuff (36 Volts at control NOT 6 )
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OOPS , stottyB knows his stuff (36 Volts at control NOT 6 )
They may operate at lower voltages....but most of the GC systems used 36v to activate.... Really the best advice I can give someone who is looking at 35 yr old solenoids is to replace the lot of them
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Default Re: Solenoid Testing

On a solenoid with nothing connected to it, what should I see across the small terminals?
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An open?
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Unread 07-01-2009, 10:23 AM   #8
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I think so .... the solenoid is a switch. the 2 small activate it ...1 pos & 1 neg charge
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