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Unread 09-10-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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i have a new (to me) 1997 club car, 48v electric. it is very slow. the batteries check out very good and i measure 51.7 v when not plugged in. i just changed all the 6 gauge battery cables to 2 gauge. it is better but still low (hilly area).
can i modernize the resistor group assembly to a newer type and get more torque or speed out of it? i went through the OBC with the 6 ga and doubled up around the OBC with the 2 ga.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 09:05 PM   #2
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Something is wrong here. While CC did make a resistor cart in '97 it was 36 volts. All of the 48v carts were solid state speed control. Can you answer 2 questions about the cart?
Do you have a row of resistor coils behind the batteries?
Does the charger plug have 2 flat blade prongs or 3 round prongs?
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Unread 09-11-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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the resistor coil is five coils attached to a piece of what appears to be micarta with two power leads also attached.
the controller (I think its the controller) is black.
i don't know the history of the cart for a fact only what the seller told me. he did say the cart was a total rebuild.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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the charging plug is 3 round holes.
the resistor coil is five coils attached to a piece of what appears to be micarta with two power leads also attached.
the controller (I think its the controller) is black.
i don't know the history of the cart for a fact only what the seller told me. he did say the cart was a total rebuild.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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You have a Gen 1 car and its needs to be changed to a Gen 2 with an upgrade kit.The controllers are non rebuildable.Its a fairly easy job as I did one about 2months ago.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 01:04 PM   #6
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sorry to be a pest but what is a Gen 1 and Gen 2 car?
thank you for your help
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Unread 09-11-2010, 01:54 PM   #7
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A gen ! car was like a afterbirth of a good clubcar and a Gen II is what evolved out of it.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 03:08 PM   #8
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i found some electrical diagrams for both the regen and non regen cart of my vintage. it appears that my car is a hybrid of both.
i have the resistor coil but not the solenoid attached to them!
what can i do to straighten out the car and to upgrade it to a gen II car?

thanks again for your help and advise.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #9
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I'm confused ~ again Can you post pictures of the cart, the resistor group, the battery bay, etc? Thank you.
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Unread 09-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #10
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If it has resistor coils it has a v glide box the wiper in the box probadly isn't hitting the last contact which would be the fastest speed I've seen these carts 48 volt and 36 volt
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