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Unread 06-10-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default 36 to 48 volt conversion questions

This is where I am:
new PB-6 throttle
new Alltrax AXE 4855 controller
new heavy duty solonoid
new "beefed up" F/R switch
new Trojan Batteries
new 2awg cables

Questions:
1.)are the mircos on the new F/R switch necessary?
2.)what's the best way to wire the PB-6? The Black and White leads and the 3 pins on the bottom?

I'm sure I will have more questions very soon. gsf3509, jKeisel, and impalass88, have done similar projects. Hopefully someone can assist me. By the way, this is 93 CC and I'm going to use the 36v motor. Thanks!
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Unread 06-10-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: 36 to 48 volt conversion questions

Is your cart a controller or resistor coil type?
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Unread 06-10-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: 36 to 48 volt conversion questions

It was 36 volt controller type that I'm converting to a 48 volt, keeping the 36 volt series motor.
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Unread 06-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: 36 to 48 volt conversion questions

scotty, I'll defer to you on this one, but in 93, didn't they use the V-glide that has the resistors on it for the throttle? If so, would he even need to replace that with the PB-6? I have run alot of conversions using a v-glide and never felt the need to convert to a PB-6 myself.

As for the first question you asked, no they aren't necessary, but I would still recommend hookink the first micro up as it is a safety feature designed to prevent arcing of the F&R (or voltage surge to the controller) if you were to accidently shift from neutral to forward while holding the pedal down.
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Unread 06-10-2010, 11:36 PM   #5
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Rabbit's right, there would be no safety protection for the controller if the key powers up the controller.... there were countless 48v carts with V-glide multi-step resistor potentiometers .... Their acceleration signal is not as smooth as the pb-6 but they do work.
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Unread 06-10-2010, 11:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: 36 to 48 volt conversion questions

to me the advantage of using the multistep pot isin being able to (in most cases) reuse the existing V-glide by just removing the wires and adding the resistors. I love the PB-6, but I always stumble on getting the linkages just right on the club cars. And to be honest, most of the people I deal with on a daily basis have no clue that there is a difference in the acceleration as their idea of driving is to mash the pedal to the floor as soon as they sit in the seat (another reason I find that it is a MUST to hook up that pesky micro.....).

Another thing I have noticed alot since starting to read on this forum, most everyone goes after the Alltrax controllers, is this a cost issue or a convience issue? I have been using GE controllers from Flight Systems INC in both the 500 and 700 amp configurations and I find them to be more reliable as well as (for me at least) more cost effective than the 400 or 600 amp Alltrax programmable ones.
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Unread 06-11-2010, 12:05 AM   #7
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Default Re: 36 to 48 volt conversion questions

Thanks for the help. As I am to new to this, Im sure the cart could have been a resistor type originally. Regardless, I am going to run the PB-6 if possible. Just so I understand, there is no need to hook up any of the micros (not sure if correct term) on the new F/R switch? The Alltrax diagram shows no connections. As for the PB-6, I only need to hook up the first pin? Where should the black and white leads be placed? Thanks again for the help!
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no, you misunderstood. You need to hook up one of the micros for safety. Assuming you are completely rewiring this you will run power from the keyswitch to the micro closest to the body and then from that micro to the micro on the PB-6, then from the micro on the PB-6 to pin #1 on the controller.

The black and white wires coming from the PB-6 will go to Pin #2 (Black) and Pin #3 (white) on the controller.
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Unread 06-11-2010, 09:36 AM   #9
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Your right, I misunderstood. Up too late! Thanks for the help and I'm sure I will be asking more questions soon. I will try to post some pictures of my project.
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