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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default 48 Volt Conversion

I am looking at converting an 85 CC, 5-solenoid/resistor cart to 48v solid state. I have read most everything on the site and still had a couple of questions.

I recently replaced everything on my 01 48v Series CC, so I have all the stock electrical parts needed with the exception of the PB-6. Is that a correct statement? Does it hurt to use all stock components initially since I have them and upgrade everything as needed if I decide to? If not, what do I absolutely have to upgrade for the conversion?

I would like to take all my stock components removed from my 01 which are: solenoid, cables, controller and F&R and install them on the conversion cart.

I have also read the 36v F&R is fine with the 48v conversion. Is this true?

Is my stock controller out of a 01 CC, 0-5 or 5-0?
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Unread 08-12-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: 48 Volt Conversion

I think as long as the 2001 parts are for a series motor it should all work fine, except maybe some of the cables might be short? You may have to run some new wiring as your 85 wont have all the leads needed for later model controls, but by using a 2001 wiring diagram you shouldn't have any problem. The 36 volt motor works like a torque motor on 48 volts and works great as long as motor is in good condition. Brush arc is bad on 36 volt but much worse on 48 volts. On the stock controller I would need the make and numbers to confirm which resisters 0-5 or 5-0? Yes you would need a Curtis PB-6 speed control, as you wouldnt be able to convert a 85 CC linkage to MCOR.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: 48 Volt Conversion

Your controller is 5k-0 .... you will need a throttle input to match that. The Curtis pots can be modified to match that, but I dunno if you can buy one? A v-glide with multi-step resistors would do the 5k-0 also.

I recommend that people go with a 0-5k controller just because of the availability of so much stuff as opposed to the 5k-0 .... But I understand you already own a 5k-0 unit.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 06:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: 48 Volt Conversion

I forgot one thing. I guess I buy an automatic or on-board charger since there is no OBC?

Any charger recommendations?
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Unread 08-13-2010, 11:26 AM   #5
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I have purchased several automatic chargers LV 3648 Multi Volt Super Chargers from LVS Sales, and so far working great for owners. Being a dual voltage 36 and 48 volt charger you need to order correct plug in for your cart. Only complaint has been a little slow on 48 volts as max output is 15 amps, but thats as fast as lots of other chargers? Last purchased price was $220. and could be more now? You might be able to find a used 48 volt CC charger but then you would have to add OBC at about $235. so see that its worth the extra cost? Not too many 48 volt chargers around other than CC and of course you would be taking a chance on condition?
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Unread 08-13-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
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You would NOT put an OBC into your conversion.
You would find a new or used stand alone 48v charger (not CC )
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