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Unread 11-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #31
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Steve3201,... Noooooo,...never would do that, especially when I know that this cart is capable of 15-16 mph at the current setting,.. if only the speed quality was set properly. I also know that all I have to do is pay CC $100 to get the code for #4 setting and then I'm good for 20-21 MPH. Remember,.. all I use the cart for is golf. I had a cart with the Alltrax 500 Amp controller and went at 23 MPH,..and going down hill, which is 1/4 the way to the club house it would go up to 25-26MPH,....Wow my golf hat almost blew away,.. and I could picture myself hitting a driveway bump and rolling the entire cart. I have a mental picture of myself crushed under the cart and yelling,..."Why did I do that,..boy that was dump".

No thanks,.. as old as I am I'm having too much fun to "Go Wild".
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Unread 11-06-2011, 09:04 AM   #32
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Steve3201,... Noooooo,...never would do that, especially when I know that this cart is capable of 15-16 mph at the current setting,.. if only the speed quality was set properly. I also know that all I have to do is pay CC $100 to get the code for #4 setting and then I'm good for 20-21 MPH. Remember,.. all I use the cart for is golf. I had a cart with the Alltrax 500 Amp controller and went at 23 MPH,..and going down hill, which is 1/4 the way to the club house it would go up to 25-26MPH,....Wow my golf hat almost blew away,.. and I could picture myself hitting a driveway bump and rolling the entire cart. I have a mental picture of myself crushed under the cart and yelling,..."Why did I do that,..boy that was dump".

No thanks,.. as old as I am I'm having too much fun to "Go Wild".
Ha Ha! When I was talking about the 500 amp controller, I meant I bet you missed the torque, not really the top speed. Just FYI, my understanding is the top speed is all about the motor and not so much the controller. When you change the speed settings, you are just letting the motor run faster, not giving it anymore juice. My motor runs 30 mph in perfect conditions with the stock controller. My torque is not that great due to my stock controller, but when I upgrade, I get to 30 mph a lot quicker!
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Unread 11-06-2011, 11:32 AM   #33
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Steve3201,...You are correct,..the first thing I noticed with the 500amp was the FAST acceleration. This is the trade mark of any DC motor,...they always have high torque at low speed,..but once you get them to max speed the torgue drops like a rock.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #34
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OK,...finally got the local Service Tech to come back to my home. He hooked up his CC adjustment device and checked the settings. He was correct, just as he told me he was. It was set at #3 and the Speed Qal was at "0". If fact we adjusted it up to 10 and tested the cart and there was no change what so ever in the speed. So the answer is, that function is not working on this cart. I have no way of contacting Club Car to ask them, but maybe TahoeDawg would no the answer. Is it possible that when CC sells a "Fleet" of carts to a golf course, they set the controller in some way as to prevent "ANY" change in the speed. Otherwise there is no way to understand why my cart, with full charged batteries and the #3 speed and SQ at "0" the cart should do better than 12mph. It may not do 15.5 or 15, but it should at least be better than the minimum speed range. So my question for CC,.. what is the tolerance for speed with they leave the factory with a setting of #3 and Speed Qual= "0".

Has anyone ever heard of "Fleet" golf carts being fixed at a reduced speed. The Tech also checked the trouble list report and found nothing but the same problems I was having with the batteries. He also checked the pedal "Throttle" output and that was 100% and steady.
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Unread 11-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #35
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What speed do you get on code 2 ?
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Unread 11-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #36
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Carryone,... That's a great question. We did not try it. I have never seen the cart when it was not in #3. I'm not going to make my tech guy really mad and ask him to come back nad help me test that speed. I just hope I can find someone at Club Car Tech support to talk to about this. If I get the batteries in this cart back to usable condition I will consider ordering the upgrade to #4 from CC for the $100. If that doesn't work I'm sure they will help me to find out or give my money back.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 06:57 AM   #37
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Speed Setting 1 - Commercial Speed - 8mph
Speed Setting 2 - Slow Golf Speed - 13.4mph
Speed Setting 3 - Normal Golf Speed - 14.9mph
Speed Setting 4 - Private Speed Mode - 19.6mph
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Unread 11-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #38
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Wish I could shed some light on the subject for you buddy. I've never heard of one acting this way. I'd love to be able to work on this one.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #39
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Stevegrmich,...Thanks for the facts. I'm going down to the Club Car dealer today and talk to him about it. Maybe he can reach someone at the factory and get an answer. I've seen posts made about the "Reset" function. Can anyone explain what that is supposed to do. Also,...my "Herky-Jerky" motion is back even though I thought I had gotten rid of it. The cart will run at full pedal OK, but slow or medium speed it can't hold a constant speed. The first thing to try would be replacing the MCOR and since I can get the used ones from Jerry that is what I will do. The other two possible ideas are the speed sensor on the motor but if that was bad I would see some hicups at top speed. The final items is the RED cable coming out of the controller to the last batteries. The connections at the post is not looking that good and almost looks burnt. I'm going to take it off and inspect it. I can buy a new terminal and crimp and solder it, since I have a small propane torch. They also sell terminals that just clamp onto the cable. The other option would be just to purchase a new 4GA Red and Black that come out of the controller. I had already replaced all the cables to 4GA on the Batteries but I have never taken the cover off of the controller. Any recommendations.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 12:41 AM   #40
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OK,...Talked to the Club Car Dealer and he says that he sell 100's of Fleet cars and must handle each one of them and that there is absolutely nothing different about any of them. They are the same as any cart. He also can not understand by my cart will not change speed. He and his tech did say that they have seen defective controllers and programmers that say and indicate that the cart is in #3,..but it actually never gets out of #2. It is as if the controller will "NOT REPROGRAM". But when my tech pugged in the controller and read the status it said it was in #3,.. and at speed Qual "0". So I am ordering the code for #4 and the dealer will be up to make the setting.

A few other things he told me and showed me is; A new Computer for the 6-8Volt batteries will cost about $220 and he says it is really a must. Otherwise it will not charge the batteries properly. He also showed me one of his carts that had been changed over to 8 Volt batts. The two battery hold downs are reused but are moved inward about 2" but the new connection is already built into the cart. However it does take a different hold down plastic bracket that is shapped like a "T" for the outside pair of batteries. There is also a slot for the new hold down bracket for the center two batteries.

Finally he suggested a better way to work on the cables that pass through the OBC and the cover is to work on them from the inside of the rear of the cart. There is a plastic cover that is snapped in place and with a little effort can be removed from the rear. It is a little tricky. He did not have time to show me how to do this.

Finally he showed me a cart that was changed and it had 6 -8Volt Crown batteries. He suggested I never think about using them and only recommended the Trojans. They are in the process of swapping out 100's of the crown batteries. In the back work room, they had just been delivered over 200 8 Volt Trojans. He also let me have my pick of 15 12 Volt trojans that had just been returned. The one I picked still had a decent set of Hydrometer reading and a 12.4 volt reading.

When it comes time for me to change,.. I know where I'm going to get batteries. These guys really stand behind their work and could not be more helpful.
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