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Unread 09-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #11
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Default Re: 4 ga. cable upgrade questions

I would never recommend for anyone to replace their cables with another set of 6 gage
the cost difference is minimal , but with #4's the potential to gain low end torque is there.
As well as being able to use these later on for upgrades
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Unread 09-09-2009, 01:06 PM   #12
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Default Re: 4 ga. cable upgrade questions

The real question should directed to the owner of the cart. Do you ever plan to upgrade?
No, use stock if you want, it worked before, it will work again. If yes, put on 4g now and save you the cost of the 6g.
I have a PDS and put the speed chip in it. The stock 6g cables are now producing heat.
Should I replace the stock cables or upgrade? I'm gonna upgrade.
OL is right about the controller, It will only allow X amps and volts through. The power getting to it can be compromised with bad or small cables. The manufacturers use 6g. That is probably to keep the cost per unit down, and probably not the ideal setup. It does work for stock carts.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 02:21 PM   #13
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Default Re: 4 ga. cable upgrade questions

I know on my Club Car, just changing the batteries cables to 4 gauge, made a noticable differance on marginal batteries.
You may not notice as much with new batteries, but if it made a differance with bad batteries, it has to help the new batteries too.
In a series circuit all of the resistance points get added together, so if you can reduce resistance, it will improve performance.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 02:51 PM   #14
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I know on my Club Car, just changing the batteries cables to 4 gauge, made a noticable differance on marginal batteries.
You may not notice as much with new batteries, but if it made a differance with bad batteries, it has to help the new batteries too.
In a series circuit all of the resistance points get added together, so if you can reduce resistance, it will improve performance.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #15
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Default Re: 4 ga. cable upgrade questions

OK I hear you guys..all valid points..thats why multiple points of view are so good
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Unread 09-09-2009, 08:49 PM   #16
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Default Re: 4 ga. cable upgrade questions

I hope this is not thread hijacking....

Talking about 4 ga wires. Would these be any good??

found these on ebay...
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Unread 09-09-2009, 08:55 PM   #17
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I hope this is not thread hijacking....

Talking about 4 ga wires. Would these be any good??

found these on ebay...
On the surface they look fine, but that's only enough to do the tops of the batteries. You would need a few more to finish the project, and they would be the longer ones at that ($).
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Unread 09-09-2009, 08:58 PM   #18
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Default Re: 4 ga. cable upgrade questions

He offers a 7 wire set, 5 for between batteries and two longer ones. Does it take more than that?
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Unread 09-09-2009, 09:03 PM   #19
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It certainly depends on the cart. I suggest you go out and count yours as it will be different than mine.
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