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Unread 07-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Question Acceleration Question: Double Tap Pedal

I have a 97 Club Car 48 volt V-Glide with an AMD 5.5HP motor and Curtis PMC 1204-410 controller. In order to reach the top end speed of the motor I have to double pump the accelerator.

Is this normal, a case of a V-Glide that needs some TLC, or the makings of a bigger problem?
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Unread 07-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Acceleration Question: Double Tap Pedal

i don,t think thats normal but even asking about it your ahead of the game.......you need to start somewhere so why not at least inspect the V-glide to see........might stop something before it gets bigger........................
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Unread 07-05-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Shadowman. We're going to pull the V-Glide apart tonight and take a look at it. I'll let you know what I find.
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Unread 07-06-2011, 10:09 AM   #4
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I agree you first should check V Glide contacts and wiper arm brush and tension spring, then check the small electronic resistors on the backside of V Glide for damage or cracked connecting wires for damage. Any poor connections with low ohms will cause bad signals going to controller.
I wonder if part of your problems results might be because of the stock Curtis 1204-410 controller ( which was used with about a 3 HP motor ) which is rated for about 225-250 amps and you are running with a larger than stock motor ( 5.5 HP and about 400-500amp draw depending on motor used ) and possibly be damaging the controller??
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Unread 07-06-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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Default Re: Acceleration Question: Double Tap Pedal

Thanks for the reply OldMec. Took a look at the V-Glide and noticed when the accelerator is fully depressed it is stopping short by 1/8" - 1/4" from fully covering the last contact on the V-Glide. If we press the accelerator a second time it fully covers the final contact. Spraying contact cleaner on the V-Glide didn't improve anything with acceleration.

When I get more time today I will try to adjust the linkage from the accelerator cable to see if I can eliminate that "slop"/gap the first time the accelerator is depressed.

The motor is an Advanced Motors and Drives 5.5 HP motor.

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Unread 07-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #6
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I managed to break something tonight on the cart. I removed the linkage from the pedal to the V-Glide adjust and managed to break the adjustable sleeve.

So much for cruising the campground tonight.

Stay tuned for more...
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Unread 07-07-2011, 09:36 AM   #7
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I managed to break something tonight on the cart. I removed the linkage from the pedal to the V-Glide adjust and managed to break the adjustable sleeve.

So much for cruising the campground tonight.

Stay tuned for more...


don,t feel bad it happens......its called the learning curve....................
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Unread 07-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #8
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Turns out that by adjusting the accelerator rod to allow the wiper arm to completely cover the top contact on the V-glide did the trick. Quick and easy fix.

Replacement part that I broke was only $4 at my local CC dealer.

Thanks everyone.
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