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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:40 PM   #21
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Ok but there is NO cart that runs on 40 volts that I know of, so there is no savings
I have yet another question... The Lester charger has a toggle switch to set the amount of time you want to charge the batteries...after that amount of time, the charger shuts off. If I set the charger to, let's say 12 hours, and the batteries only needed 8 or 9 hours of charge, will the charger continue to charge until it reaches the timer setting or will it automatically shut off before it fries the batteries? The charger has 2 - 30amp fuses.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:43 PM   #22
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Go back 1 post Paul for your answer.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:53 PM   #23
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Go back 1 post Paul for your answer.
Got it! Maybe need to do some voltage checks... Thanx again!
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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:21 PM   #24
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R B like gornoman said you need to remove those batteries and install 6--6 volt 36 volts of batteries for this cart to work right---NOT 40 volts--





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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:08 PM   #25
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R B like gornoman said you need to remove those batteries and install 6--6 volt 36 volts of batteries for this cart to work right---NOT 40 volts--





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I agree - Will start looking for some 6 volt batteries. Thanx!
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Unread 07-29-2010, 03:47 PM   #26
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REDBEEP-- #1 Purchase all new correct 6 volt cart batterys and be able to use existing old style resistor system and charger?
#2 As an alternative to what you have now is to retain your 5- 8 volt batterys, PLUS ADD ONE MORE 8 volter to make 48 volts and throw away your speed control, solenoids and resistor board, and 4 guage wiring? Then replace speed control with a Curtis PB-6, Alltrax solid state controller, 6 guage wiring, 48 volt solenoid, charger ( 48 volt or multi voltage unit ) and retain your 36 volt motor and you will have a more modern powered 1985 cart?? All thats required is lots of money?
#3 Sell existing cart or return it and get a later model 48 volt cart with all correct batterys and controls and start enjoying carting life.
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REDBEEP-- #1 Purchase all new correct 6 volt cart batterys and be able to use existing old style resistor system and charger?
#2 As an alternative to what you have now is to retain your 5- 8 volt batterys, PLUS ADD ONE MORE 8 volter to make 48 volts and throw away your speed control, solenoids and resistor board, and 4 guage wiring? Then replace speed control with a Curtis PB-6, Alltrax solid state controller, 6 guage wiring, 48 volt solenoid, charger ( 48 volt or multi voltage unit ) and retain your 36 volt motor and you will have a more modern powered 1985 cart?? All thats required is lots of money?
#3 Sell existing cart or return it and get a later model 48 volt cart with all correct batterys and controls and start enjoying carting life.
Old Mec - Appreciate all of your advice, tips and help along this bizarre journey.
#1 or #3 seem to me to be the best alternatives... not that I do not appreciate your recommendations of the parts I would need for #2! Man, sounds like you really know these carts com'in an go'in! Thanx so much for the input. I will have to take a hard look at #1, as I primarily use the cart to tote metal plate and pieces/parts to my studio for sculpture work. If you get a chance, take a look at some of my work:
http://www.absolutearts.com/metalforms/ Thank You again. Best to You - Paul
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Paul you build that stuff -Damm man you got some mad skills, Thats some really nice work---

Can't wait to see how your cart is going to look like-



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Old Mec - Appreciate all of your advice, tips and help along this bizarre journey.
#1 or #3 seem to me to be the best alternatives... not that I do not appreciate your recommendations of the parts I would need for #2! Man, sounds like you really know these carts com'in an go'in! Thanx so much for the input. I will have to take a hard look at #1, as I primarily use the cart to tote metal plate and pieces/parts to my studio for sculpture work. If you get a chance, take a look at some of my work:
http://www.absolutearts.com/metalforms/ Thank You again. Best to You - Paul
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Paul you build that stuff -Damm man you got some mad skills, Thats some really nice work---

Can't wait to see how your cart is going to look-
Thanx man - Appreciate the compliments. Yea, have no problem with my metal work... it's just the electrical side of issues that seem to evade me. I do plan to make some mods - just want to make sure the cart will keep running. Thank you for all of your help.. I have certainly learned a lot today about these carts. Totally respect all of you - and Thank you for answering all of my questions (not that there won't be more, I'm sure of that).
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:29 AM   #30
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Paul you are a great artist and yes your cart should be a extension of your fine work. Private message sent.
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