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Unread 10-06-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default 36v vs. 48v

I'm pretty sure my 2000 cart is 36v, but I plan to make some mods soon (lift, larger tires, 500 amp speed controller, new batteries, ect). The serial number starts with "A00-XXXXX..."

Is there a performance advantage to one over the other?

What exactly determines whether the cart is 36 or 48v?

Sorry for the rudimentary question,,,,,,totally new to this.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: 36v vs. 48v

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I'm pretty sure my 2000 cart is 36v, but I plan to make some mods soon (lift, larger tires, 500 amp speed controller, new batteries, ect). The serial number starts with "A00-XXXXX..."

Is there a performance advantage to one over the other?

What exactly determines whether the cart is 36 or 48v?

Sorry for the rudimentary question,,,,,,totally new to this.
Look at the batteries and count the fill holes. Each fill hole is 2v.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: 36v vs. 48v

Counting fill holes in a battery is a simple way to tell the battery voltage. 36v carts had 6/6v batteries and 48v carts have 6/8v generally.
The 36v CC had a 2 prong flat blade charger plug and the 48v had a round 3 pin plug end.

Unfortunately the only 36v carts made by CC in 2000 were old fashion resistor coil drive systems, cheap for golf courses to buy and run but not suited to modifications like bigger tires or improved performance.
A conversion to solid state speed control is the best performance upgrade you can make to get ready for the lift and big tires.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: 36v vs. 48v

how do you go solid state ?
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Unread 10-06-2011, 09:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: 36v vs. 48v

Good news Keener called and we figured out his cart is 48v controller cart with a run/tow switch.....

You convert to solid state by replacing the V-glide or micro switch box (depending upon the age of your cart)
with a potentiometer and throttle conversion and replace the resistor coils or solenoid back (again, depending upon your system) with an electronic solid state speed control.
This will bring the old resistor cart into the 20th century so you can put all the performance goodies on it
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Unread 10-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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Yea!
Thanks to Scottyb's ID flow chart, I have a 48v power drive plus regen 2 cart. Now to upgrade the power parts then get into lifts and back seat.
Thanks Scottyb. I'll call you tomorrow.
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Unread 10-06-2011, 10:48 PM   #7
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Yea!
Thanks to Scottyb's ID flow chart, I have a 48v power drive plus regen 2 cart. Now to upgrade the power parts then get into lifts and back seat.
Thanks Scottyb. I'll call you tomorrow.
Keener
Yeah that was an easy upgrade
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Unread 10-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #8
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Yeah that was an easy upgrade
And no troubleshooting, doesn't get any better than that.
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