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Unread 07-26-2011, 06:44 PM   #11
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Hmmm, i put the wires to the pot box and while the pedal was at rest it said 1 . Then as I pushed the pedal down, it changed to 0.00 then would flash a couple of random voltage numbers such as 2.05, 5.06, 3.05 in no particular order. I had the meter on 20K and had the wires in the correct holes. What is the problem?
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Unread 07-27-2011, 10:04 AM   #12
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SCOTTYB you have worked too long with EZGO because Club Car pots are 5K (pedal up) and 0K with (pedal down), not 0-5K that EZGO uses.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 10:35 AM   #13
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SCOTTYB you have worked too long with EZGO because Club Car pots are 5K (pedal up) and 0K with (pedal down), not 0-5K that EZGO uses.
You are right! but I'm happy here
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Unread 07-27-2011, 10:40 AM   #14
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Okay likely your reading is from 1000 to 0. You need to check your linkage and see if it has slipped where it connects the the potentiometer's dial indicator rod.
Try an adjustment there to preset just slightly more. Note the direction of travel etc before you touch a thing. these are very touchy so a small adjustment will change the output... adjust and retest.

As MEC noted we are looking for 5k-0
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Throw it in the trash and get an MCOR conversion kit. PotBox = CRAP!
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Unread 07-27-2011, 10:48 AM   #16
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Here's a news flash there is a pot in the MCOR.
And the conversion cost hundreds of dollars....
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Here's a news flash there is a pot in the MCOR.
And the conversion cost hundreds of dollars....
I guess I dont understand your "news flash" point. I would rather "fix" the problem with a more reliable system than tinker around with an out-dated one that they only used for about a year and a half even if it cost more money. This is just my opinion, not tryin to argue.
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I guess I dont understand your "news flash" point. I would rather "fix" the problem with a more reliable system than tinker around with an out-dated one that they only used for about a year and a half even if it cost more money. This is just my opinion, not tryin to argue.
Club Car only used pots for a year and a half? I think I will keep it because it is so rare and maybe worth money someday! Ok, anyway, I will try to adjust it and get that 5K to 0K reading.
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Club Car only used pots for a year and a half? I think I will keep it because it is so rare and maybe worth money someday! Ok, anyway, I will try to adjust it and get that 5K to 0K reading.
Assuming that its a series cart (if not ignore this) a quick check on the pot can be done as follows. Disconnect the #1 battery + terminal and the green and yellow wires attached to the controller spade terminals 2 and 3. Take a jumper wire from #1 battery + to the disconnected green wire and place a multimeter set at 200vDC between the yellow wire and Controller B- (red on the wire and black on B-) Put the FWD/REV lever in FWD, voltage should be 0v. press the accelerator and voltage should increase to battery pack voltage or as close as makes no differance.(slight resistance in the wiring) If it does not get there you may be able to fiddle with the linkages to adjust it.
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Assuming that its a series cart (if not ignore this) a quick check on the pot can be done as follows. Disconnect the #1 battery + terminal and the green and yellow wires attached to the controller spade terminals 2 and 3. Take a jumper wire from #1 battery + to the disconnected green wire and place a multimeter set at 200vDC between the yellow wire and Controller B- (red on the wire and black on B-) Put the FWD/REV lever in FWD, voltage should be 0v. press the accelerator and voltage should increase to battery pack voltage or as close as makes no differance.(slight resistance in the wiring) If it does not get there you may be able to fiddle with the linkages to adjust it.
Ok, I ordered new battery cables last week so I will do this when they come in. I will post what happens. Thanks
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