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Unread 06-14-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

I have a 1998, series wound CC DS, 48 V, 3.75 hp "Special Service" motor. I have already upgraded to 4 ga welding cables and I have fresh Exide GC8V-110 (150 Ah) batteries. I plan to use the following for my 400 Amp conversion. A White Rogers 586 solenoid and an Alltrax 4844 controller, with stock 18.5" tires.

This should be a torque machine and will not have problems climbing hills, correct? Do I really need the programmable AXE controller or is it just a matter of preference? I like the option to modify the parameters as in my professional life that is all I do as a Process Control Engineer. Anything else? Do I need to replace or upgrade the F/R switch or can it handle the load? Will I need Wheelie Bars? LOL. Any information will help greatly.

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Unread 06-14-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

Replace the F&R Switch with a heavy duty model and you should be good to go.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 08:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

Thanks TahoeDawg, that makes sense. Can one just install heavier contacts in the F/R switch or is it recommended to replace the whole assembly?

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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

I think you can just replace the buss bars with thicker ones made of some good heat resistant copper alloy material.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
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Are there any good vendors for the heavier copper bus bars? Or do we fabricate our own from copper stock? Are there any springs inside the F/R switch that need to be replaced with heavier ones?

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Unread 06-15-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

If you can make your own, go for it or you can buy a new HD F&R for your cart. It will have the heavier bus bars and all new stud contacts and micro switches.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:16 PM   #7
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Any good vendors that sell a HD F/R switch for a CC DS 48V series cart?

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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:36 PM   #8
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Default Re: Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

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Any good vendors that sell a HD F/R switch for a CC DS 48V series cart?

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Try one of the site sponsors. They carry HD F/R switches.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #9
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Default Re: Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

i have melted 3 HD switches with my 700 amp controller . everytime it was the reverse post melting into the rocker block. found a bakelite f&R switch and been fine ever since. worth finding one
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Default Re: Questions on how to properly do 400 Amps.

I made my own out of some aluminum stock I had because I didn't feel like going to the store to buy copper and I've been beating the heck out of mine with a 650 altrax and a custom D&D motors and I have had zero issues
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