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Unread 12-02-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Club Car Pot Specs & Operation

I have a 2000 Carryall 2 with a defective pot that reads the circuit is open. I removed the pot box from the cart and found that the box is open on the back side and just serves as a mount for pot and the micro switch. The pot is made by BI Technologies model #6187-153A.

The existing pot turns 340 degrees stop to stop and I assume it is linear. The accelerator lever will only rotate the pot about 90 degrees so since it is a 5k pot the Club Car is only using about 25% of the resistance range. That is about 1250 to 0 ohms.

I found the model 6187 pot on the web for $16. It appears to be identical except it does not have the stops so it rotates freely in either direction and reads 5k to 0 or 0 to 5k depending on which terminal you test. Before I solder this new pot in to test I wanted to know if anyone has experience with this.

If the pot works then it is a cheap fix compared to the hassle and expense of installing an Mcor conversion for $350. The pot and the microswitch are the only components in the pot box housing which is just a plastic box.

Thanks for your help.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Club Car Pot Specs & Operation

sounds fine to me.

odd that they are using 1/4 of a 5k pot... i would have expected 1/4 of a 20k pot to get the normal 5k-0 range.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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sounds fine to me.

odd that they are using 1/4 of a 5k pot... i would have expected 1/4 of a 20k pot to get the normal 5k-0 range.
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Yup something wrong. The pot correctly adjusted should read from 5-6ohms at rest to 0 ohms at full throttle
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Unread 12-02-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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I have another cart that is stock and is working properly. Tomorrow I will unplug the grey plug that comes from the pot box and measure the resistance at rest and full throttle.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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FYI .....
Club car originally was a 5k-0 system.

With the introduction of the the 3 wire system whether it is an mcor or a vglide CC is really working with a 6k-1k input... I hope this helps...It cost me plenty to learn
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Unread 12-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #6
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FYI .....
Club car originally was a 5k-0 system.

With the introduction of the the 3 wire system whether it is an mcor or a vglide CC is really working with a 6k-1k input... I hope this helps...It cost me plenty to learn
How can the cart utilize the full 5k range of a linear pot when the accelerator pedal assembly can only turn the stem about 90 degrees out of 340 total?
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