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Unread 10-09-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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First off GREAT SITE.......
Hey there, I guess, I could have done a search but thought I would throw a few questions out to yea.
I just bought a used 93 Club Car, at a real good price need to do some frame repairs but not a big deal, being I fabricate and weld aluminum darn near everyday.

Knowing now it's 36 volts, I'll be slowly upgrading everything, and I been reading about up sizing the battery cable from GA. to 4 GA. but why not 2GA.? and the would welding wire be a better choice being the amp loads or stick to standard battery cables?

And I read about changing the F-N-R switch over to using 6 post continuous duty solenoids when handling higher voltage and amps, is it worth it to do that? and is there a wire schematic floating around the Internet for this type of set up.

Looking forward to talking more to you all..... Thanks in advance for the tips.
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Unread 10-09-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to BGW.

Welding cable is best because it can carry more juice. Theres no reason not to use 2 guage other than you will have trouble hooking up the cables to the v-glide. You can barely get 4 gauge cables in there.

I have seen those f/r solenoids. It can be done but the cost is alot higher...I guess it all depends on what you want. I beleive cloud electric had/has a diagram for that. Not sure if cloud electric is around anymore though.
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Unread 10-09-2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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if you are going to drop the money into upgrading the 36v, might as well spend a few hundred more and make it a 48v. The beauty of having a blank car, is you can truly build what you want....
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Unread 10-09-2007, 11:35 PM   #4
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Tim hit the nail right on the head...build what YOU want...not what some crappy dealer wants to sell you.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 12:02 AM   #5
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LOL a smart dealer knows that a customers desires usually cost more anyways
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Unread 10-10-2007, 01:11 AM   #6
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I have tossed the Idea of Bumping it up to 48 volts, might next years project,
figure goof around with what I got for now then hit it with the steroids.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 07:53 AM   #7
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If you are going to do the upgrade to 48v, I would just use your car the way it is, and save your money to do the upgrades all at once.

It will be easier, cheaper, and more fun...
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Unread 10-10-2007, 03:53 PM   #8
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Welding cable is the best you can do. Electricity actually flows around each single strand of wire,

not through it so the more strands you have in a cable the higher the amps it will carry.

You ever notice those cheap sets of jumper cables that might say "heavy duty 6 ga" they might have 10 strands in the cable and don't work worth a hoot.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 03:55 PM   #9
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Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot my manners,

WELCOME TO THE SITE!!!!!!
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