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Unread 05-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default 36v motor in a 48v cart

What is the deal with replacing 48v motors with 36v motors? Does it make that big of a difference. I guess I dont completely understand how it works, but what are the advantages of doing this? I have a perfectly good 36v motor laying in my garage and will swap it out if there are no risks involved. any info on this would help
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Unread 05-13-2010, 05:50 PM   #2
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I have been running 48v to a 36v motor for a few years now. It's GREAT! It provides more torque AND more speed. The best of both worlds!
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Unread 05-13-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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I think he means taking a motor out of a 48v car and replacing with a 36v motor. Unless I got a good buzz and am reading this wrong.
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Unread 05-13-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
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You can only do this if your cart has a series motor that is not regen. If your forward and reverse switch is a lever [not a toggle switch] you have a series wound motor. To answer your question you can expect more speed with no damage to the cart or the 36 volt motor.
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Unread 05-13-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: 36v motor in a 48v cart

Like Gman said we have been putting 48v worth of batteries into 36v SERIES carts and finding a 30% increase in torque and speed without any negative side effects....... So it occurred to me one day that IN A SERIES CART you could replace the stock 48v motor with a 36v motor and see the same gains.... a couple of members have proved the theory correct
The key word is SERIES.... this will only work in a SERIES cart..... and of course the usual disclaimers apply
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Unread 05-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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Only problem is those 36 volt motors are getting harder to find. Most people KNOW what they are good for.
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Only problem is those 36 volt motors are getting harder to find. Most people KNOW what they are good for.
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The key word is SERIES.... this will only work in a SERIES cart.......
OK, WHY? We bump 36v Sepex motors to 48v all day long. Why can't we replace a 48v Sepex motor with a 36v Sepex motor? Do they not exist?
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Unread 05-13-2010, 10:59 PM   #9
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Technically you are correct..... BH and I did bump a 36v PDS to 48v and it reacted well..... But there is not a stock 48v cart to dump a 36v sepex motor into? Not that I recall? Basically, I posted that to keep people from stuffing 36v series motors into sepex carts.
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Technically you are correct..... BH and I did bump a 36v PDS to 48v and it reacted well..... But there is not a stock 48v cart to dump a 36v sepex motor into? Not that I recall? Basically, I posted that to keep people from stuffing 36v series motors into sepex carts.
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