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Unread 11-01-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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2004 CC DS stock on stage 4 setting 23" tires and Brand New Trojen 875 batts 1 month old.

I take it trail riding slow for a mile or two it just acts like the batterys die. If I let it sit for a minute or two it takes off. and repeats the problem a few minutes later. Old batts did the same thing??
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Unread 11-01-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tech problem for the Experts.

Controller is going into thermal shutdown. Upgrade wires and controller.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 09:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Tech problem for the Experts.

I'll second that.... That's exactly what it is.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: Tech problem for the Experts.

could try forced fresh airflow over the controller before going the expensive route.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 10:41 PM   #5
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could try forced fresh airflow over the controller before going the expensive route.
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Once a controller starts going into thermal shutdown it generally doesn't last much longer. What do you do when the fan quits from mud, dirt and water?
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Unread 11-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: Tech problem for the Experts.

The techs at Alltrax say that controller damage is accumulative. That means that each time you overheat the unit it gets a little weaker, like a tripped breaker.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #7
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The engineers at Club Car have suggested that we install the heat fin plate from a precedent behind the controller mounting panel on a DS car with this problem. I've done it on two and the customers haven't had a complaint since. Both customers were complaining of this problem before I did it. I'll take pics of one I'm doing now and post tomorrow. Keep in mind that this is for an upgraded controller. Your problem is probably just from overload. 23" Tires are pretty heavy...
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Unread 11-03-2010, 04:06 PM   #8
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As promised... It seems to work really well.... I also drilled about 30 1/4" holes in the plate behind it.... between the controller and the fins to help the heat reach the fins better..

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As promised... It seems to work really well.... I also drilled about 30 1/4" holes in the plate behind it.... between the controller and the fins to help the heat reach the fins better..

I hope you removed the controller first before drilling those holes... Just kidding TD
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Unread 11-03-2010, 06:41 PM   #10
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I would recommend adding dialetric compound to this also, the spots that have full flat contact for the heat transfer.
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