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Unread 08-12-2009, 11:29 AM   #11
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A lot of the time I think new users are not aware that speed cost. Not just money $$ but Runtime .
If you were only using 100 amps to drive the old cart at 12 MPH and you upgrade Cables
motor ...etc then you are going to use A Lot more to do 26 MPH, so run time is reduced.

Just like a car the faster you go the more gas it takes and going from stock 300 Amp controller to 500 Amp will get you more speed/torque but less run time !!

This is my opinion and may or may-not reflect the views of others on this forum
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Unread 08-12-2009, 11:31 AM   #12
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Prices vary between different areas as well as how many outlets are competing and freight costs. Trojan has good-better & best with T875 being the better with prices from approx $125 to $145. They make a T890 that is a doosie but adds about $50 per. I suggest you check your area for dealers, get quotes and by all means do your own installation. Draw diagram of cables prior to disconnect!!. pick up a battery strap for the trojans at 4/5$$ as it makes the job a lot easier. The whole process is about a 6pac afternoon.
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Unread 08-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #13
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Just found T875 on internet at $124. Also T860 (Good) at $114. This will give some comparisons for you. Also pay close attn. to gmorrison on the loss of run time with increased speed. You can't have the best of both!!
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Unread 08-12-2009, 12:17 PM   #14
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Anything wrong with the Sam's club Interstate batteries?
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Unread 08-12-2009, 12:46 PM   #15
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some tips to help with run time.

get 8 6v batteries instead of 6 8v batteries. The more lead you have the more there is for the chemical reaction to take place, thus longer run time.

But if you are mainly using this for a course outing. Unless you are running WOT( wide open throttle) between each hole, the 8v batteries should last a round.

There are people on the boards that use deep cycle batteries. But here is the deal. You pay 80 bucks for a battery and it lasts a couple years. Or you buy trojans like my father in law. He has gotten 8 years out of his set. So that would be four sets for his one set of trojans. so 124*6 = 744 or (80*6)*4 = $1920 for the Sams specials. So in the long run you come out $1176 better by getting the trojans.

Just my thoughts on it all.

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Unread 08-12-2009, 01:27 PM   #16
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Where would you put two extra batteries?
Also the guys at cart zone said to take off 'wot' then slow down to the speed you want,something about a "dirty area" in motor when taking off slow??
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Unread 08-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #17
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Glad you found your problem
sorry its an expensive fix
welcome to golf cart addiction

I think a good number to count on for a Trojan battery is @ $125 a piece. You can find them cheaper but thats just a number for you to start saving your money . I agree that if you are going this far...just man up and get the 500A controller and be done with it...well there went a quick $1100 dollars huh?

Good luck and take care
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Unread 08-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #18
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I have nothing against Sam's club Interstate batteries. I have never used them but others that have reflected much shorter life span than the Trojans. A clue might be to check your golf course rental fleets. 90% will be Trojan batteries. There has got to be a reason.
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Unread 08-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #19
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hey...just out of curiousity...did you ever load test(drive while dragging brakes) the batteries?? What were the minimum voltage readings if you did that test? If not--no biggie
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Unread 08-12-2009, 04:08 PM   #20
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No but one of my mechanics has a true battery load tester and was going to try that after work.
That should work ,right?
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