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Unread 01-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default 48 volt Resistor cart conversion??

I have read where you cannot convert a 36 volt resistor cart to 48 witout the use of a controler system BUT has anyone ever tried using maybe a thicker gauge resistor material to hold the upgraded voltage? I was thinkin of something with about the same resistance but a bigger gauge so it wont burn out. Maybe a different type of resistor or a potentiometer that you could adjust the speed of the first and second speeds. Just thinking it would be alot cheaper than a controler conversion.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 48 volt Resistor cart conversion??

i have one that i rode for 6 months that was 48 volt with OBC and a set of resistors and v-glide from a 36 volts......and i had 0 issues with it and it was also lifted................its not recomended but if your asking if it will work??? mine was just fine, i did convert it the right way though for no reason other than just wanting it right.....................................
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Unread 01-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: 48 volt Resistor cart conversion??

You waste a lot of energy with a resistor type setup, you could try to do it, but you would be better off going to like a PB-6 setup mount a controller and you would be set. Of course that is just and opinion, good luck. One of the site sponsors sells a kit to help make it easier though, just fyi.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: 48 volt Resistor cart conversion??

I have been checking out the kits and I would love to go that route but the expense of it is the problem. Is it possible to buy like a factory controler from a Club Car and do it that way or would it be cheaper to just by a kit. It is just a neighborhood cart on asphalt and cut grass, just want the 48v for the additional umph.
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You could buy it from CC, but it would be more costly then going through the site sponsor, anything you buy directly from the manufacturer will be costly.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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i also suggest doing it the right way...........the waste of engery was the 1 factor i thought about when changing over......i have 2 that i have done now and theres really no looking back........................................
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Here take a look, then just for grins ask what a stock 36v controller would cost new at a local CC dealer, remember this is just the controller, not all the other items you will need to make the conversion. If you go through with it, you will not be disappointed.

http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Scotty...rsion_Kit.html
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Here take a look, then just for grins ask what a stock 36v controller would cost new at a local CC dealer, remember this is just the controller, not all the other items you will need to make the conversion. If you go through with it, you will not be disappointed.

http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Scotty...rsion_Kit.html
Yea, I've pretty well decided when I get ready, I'm going to him. All the stuff from one place and the support when you need it. I already talked to him on the phone about something with no sale and he spent more than ample time to help me out.
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Yea, I've pretty well decided when I get ready, I'm going to him. All the stuff from one place and the support when you need it. I already talked to him on the phone about something with no sale and he spent more than ample time to help me out.
Scotty will point you in the right direction, and give you the tech support you may need later on.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 10:16 PM   #10
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Default Re: 48 volt Resistor cart conversion??

I've heard of people doing it with no issues at all. I think it's all based on how you use it. We've got one customer with a cart like this who we see every 6 months. It's like clockwork. He needs a new V-Glide switch every time we see him because he's melted it down.
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