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Unread 06-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default HELP - 36v to 48v Solid State Conversion...2 prong to 3 prong receptacle

Brahs, so Im converting my '87 36v to a 48v solid state CC. As we know, the 36V has a 2 prong crows foot receptacle. However, due to my neighbor 'cat boat racer' being a complete troll, he trashed my receptacle in the demo stage of my project. I want to go to a 3 prong universal 48V charger, however the back side of the charger there are 3 wires, +, -, and one that is supposed to go to the OBC.

Since this cart will not have an OBC, what kinds of issue will I have using the 3 prong receptacle? Will the charger not work right?

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Unread 06-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: HELP - 36v to 48v Solid State Conversion...2 prong to 3 prong receptacle

if your eliminating OBC i beleive you need to by a stand alone charger...........as far as i know theres nothing you can do to your powerdrive charger but wait for a few more responses in case i,m wrong on this...................................
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Unread 06-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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if your eliminating OBC i beleive you need to by a stand alone charger...........as far as i know theres nothing you can do to your powerdrive charger but wait for a few more responses in case i,m wrong on this...................................
I think the wire is simply for the OBC and doesnt affect the charger...but I could be wrong, there is still the positive and negative coming form the charger. Will the charger still work properly is what I need to find out.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: HELP - 36v to 48v Solid State Conversion...2 prong to 3 prong receptacle

no i don,t think the charger will work right, when most the guys eliminate the OBC theres a few wires you have to redo and then they buy another charger ......as i said someone who has done it will post......when i did both of mine i installed OBC,s so i could use the charger and all works great but a lot of guys don,t want the OBC ..............................
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Default Re: HELP - 36v to 48v Solid State Conversion...2 prong to 3 prong receptacle

. . . I THINK that third wire is like a "communications" link between the OBC and the Powerdrive charger . . . no signal from OBC via this wire, no charger cycle startup . . . I believe this is why others have went to a non-CC charger when eliminating the OBC . . . I could be wrong . . .
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Unread 06-21-2012, 03:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: HELP - 36v to 48v Solid State Conversion...2 prong to 3 prong receptacle

There is a conversion available for that charger. some people go that way or you can get a new stand alone charger... either way do not put an obc on your cart.
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There is a conversion available for that charger. some people go that way or you can get a new stand alone charger... either way do not put an obc on your cart.
What is an example of a stand alone charger? Because I saw the 48v/17A Yamaha charger on CL near me for 100 dollars, was just gonna change the plug...thoughts?
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That works. anything but Club Car.
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Brahs, so Im converting my '87 36v to a 48v solid state CC. As we know, the 36V has a 2 prong crows foot receptacle. However, due to my neighbor 'cat boat racer' being a complete troll, he trashed my receptacle in the demo stage of my project. I want to go to a 3 prong universal 48V charger, however the back side of the charger there are 3 wires, +, -, and one that is supposed to go to the OBC.

Since this cart will not have an OBC, what kinds of issue will I have using the 3 prong receptacle? Will the charger not work right?

Discuss.
The Powerdrive Charger is not intelligent in as much as its intelligence is resident in the OBC and as such will not operate correctly without the OBC. You could jumper the relay in the charger to get it to charge but it would in all probability overcharge the batteries. If you are not fitting the OBC you will need to get an intelligent stand alone charger. You could still use the 3 pin socket and the plug with a standalone charger using only the + and - wires. Check www.batterychargerdepot.com look at Thunderbull chargers

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Unread 06-21-2012, 11:04 PM   #10
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Default Re: HELP - 36v to 48v Solid State Conversion...2 prong to 3 prong receptacle

The third prong provides a negative charge from the OBC to trigger the charger relay. This is the control wire. It will not be used with an aftermarket charger. All you'll need is the + and -
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