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Unread 07-25-2008, 12:01 AM   #11
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Default Re: Need help figuring out new cart - very puzzling!

Actualy, Mac makes a 48v charger with the v recepticle. I know so because i have 10 chargers here for carts that i upgrade to 48v. But i end up putting the proper end on it.
I can get you a pic if you want it.

Something tells me that he gave you the wrong charger, either by mistake, or as said before, intentional. Or he acutaly recieved the cart like that. So
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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:56 AM   #12
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Okay...more information on this electric puzzler. All of the batteries show 7.7 volts or so. Now, I have two Lestronic II chargers. One came with the cart, the other one I was given recently. Both chargers say 36V and have the "V" configuration on both the cart and on the ends of the charger receptacle (both male and female sides). On the charger that I believe came with the cart, I noticed that the ground pin on the end that plugs into the wall was removed. When I put this charger on the cart, it reads around 47Vs at the back of the recepticle (touching the + and - pins). Actually, both chargers show the same thing! 47 Vs at the rear of the carts receptacle. One however, shows about 2-4 amps charging and the other charger shows essentially 0 amps. Both chargers buzz when plugged into the wall and cart. I'm going to take pictures of this thing so that I can eventually get some understanding of what's going on. Is it possible that in addition to someone upgrading this cart from a 36 to a 48V that the charger was also modified in some manner to permit it to charge the batteries, although at only about 2 amps? Golf carts that I've seen charged in the past generally had their meters on the charger slammed at 25 or so amps. I'm so confused! Thanks again to all who responded and so quickly. There seems to be a number of truly nice and educated people willing to help out other enthusiasts and that seems unusual, yet a welcomed and pleasant surprise. More later I guess as I get my photos up.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 12:33 PM   #13
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Here are the first set of pics in this most recent dilema. Two more sets to follow. Thanks again.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 12:35 PM   #14
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second set of pics
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Unread 07-25-2008, 12:36 PM   #15
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third set
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final pic
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Default Re: Need help figuring out new cart - very puzzling!

Ok looks to me that you still have the factory motor, wich is fine, when you fully charge up those batts, your cart will fly!

And yea, on a 36v system the chargers put out 48v to fully charge the pak. a fully charged 36v system is around 40v. where as a fully charged 48v system is around 56v

your 36v charger is seeing the pack as fully charged, thus the low amperage draw
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Unread 07-25-2008, 01:35 PM   #18
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Hello Monster and thanks for your input! I look forward to the time when this cart will "fly." I'm still puzzled in that I didn't think a '91 CC was a 48V. The motor does say ClubCar on it and I'm assuming from the numbers on the motor that it is a 48 volt. I'm still wondering if this cart was upgraded to a 48V system, or was it 48 all the time and I just have the wrong charger for it. Does CC make a 48V charger with the "V" receptacle? Thanks again for your input.
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Hello Monster and thanks for your input! I look forward to the time when this cart will "fly." I'm still puzzled in that I didn't think a '91 CC was a 48V. The motor does say ClubCar on it and I'm assuming from the numbers on the motor that it is a 48 volt. I'm still wondering if this cart was upgraded to a 48V system, or was it 48 all the time and I just have the wrong charger for it. Does CC make a 48V charger with the "V" receptacle? Thanks again for your input.

Your cart is originaly a 36v system, i do not believe that cc made a 48v cart back in 91. Only the more recent carts are 48v.

as far as the charger goes, 48v with the v plug do exist. but what they are for i have no clue. Something tells me that yamaha had a 48v cart with the v plug, but im not too certian on that.

heres what i use, these chargers are perfect for the 48v conversions that i do just put on the right receptical and your off to the races
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Unread 07-25-2008, 07:48 PM   #20
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Default Re: Need help figuring out new cart - very puzzling!

Heres what I think may have possibly happened, (even though, what I think, dosen't mean squat) I think someone, the previous owner, was under the impression that all club cars are 48 volts, (many folks are)(which is not true because most all of the older ones are 36 volt) and he found the need to get new batteries for his cart and simply told them 8 volt batteries for a 48 volt system. He takes them home and puts them in and the rest is history.

I have seen this happen more times with 48 volt carts. The owner can't figure out why the cart is sluggish and doesnt have any uphill power, and he exclaims that it has brand new batteries in it. Then we point out that it's a 48 volt cart and it has 36 volt batteries in it. He takes the batteries back and gets the correct 8 volt batteries and then he is amazed at the power and pep that it has.

All in all........ After looking at all the photos, I think your cart is all original 36 volt cart but sombody just installed the wrong batteries.

You now have several options at this point.
1> Continue to us it as it is, with the existing chargers. The batteries may or may not come up and perform as they should if charged with a 48 volt charger.

2> Get a 48 volt charger, bring the batteries up to a 50+ volt level and see if they hold and wait for the resistor coils to burn out one by one since they are old and wait for the 36 volt solenoid to go out too, then upgrade what is needed for 48 volt operation. Dont wory about the motor as it will run on 48 volts.

Well........ What does everybody else think?
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