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Unread 07-25-2008, 07:49 PM   #21
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Thanks again Monster. I'm beginning to think I need to find a 48V charger to get this thing up to snuff. On the 48V CC chargers, there are three pins. What's the third one for. I'm guessing it's an alignment pin of some sort. If I get a used 48V CC charger, can I just exchange the plug with my crow's foot "V" male connector and use the factory CC crow's foot? Thanks again to all that have helped!
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Unread 07-25-2008, 07:55 PM   #22
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JBC........... Go to the 1st page and see the last post that I made down at the bottom of the page. See if it makes any sence.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 09:44 PM   #23
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Thanks again Monster. I'm beginning to think I need to find a 48V charger to get this thing up to snuff. On the 48V CC chargers, there are three pins. What's the third one for. I'm guessing it's an alignment pin of some sort. If I get a used 48V CC charger, can I just exchange the plug with my crow's foot "V" male connector and use the factory CC crow's foot? Thanks again to all that have helped!
That 3rd pin is used for some type of onboard diagnostic charger thingy i believe. Or in simpler terms, its tells the charger that everything is a-ok to charge.
so you could run into issues using that type of charger. I dont have alot of background on those chargers, but it could be as easy as bypassing that circut in the charger. You will need to ask some of the cc pros on here.

BTW as for the batteries, i believe rusty is right on the spot! someone must of just simply put the wrong batts in.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:33 PM   #24
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Hmmmm...you still got me thinking, especially regarding the theory that perhaps someone put the wrong batteries in. It does have a Club Car motor in and it seems to me that by the published part number on it, it too is a 48V motor. I posted the motor number in a previous post. It seems now like this '91 CC DS cart was either upgraded by way of new motor and batteries and failing to upgrade the charger and receptacle or, the motor is a 36V and someone put 8V batteries instead of 36V batteries. I wonder what would happen if I put in a set of 6V batteries. I have a brand new set and perhaps this will correct the situation. How do I definatively know if that motor is 36 or 48V?
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Unread 07-26-2008, 10:16 AM   #25
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Someone just used 8 volt batts instead of 6. Sounds like what might have went on is they wanted to upgrade to 48 volts....went through all the steps....and dropped the ball on the charger. You can put 6 volt batteries in there no problem. Just wire them up the same way the 8 volts are wired, but why would you want to. Most people are dieing to upgrade and your downgrading!
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Unread 07-26-2008, 10:33 AM   #26
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CAUTION! This conversion reguires the upgrade to a 48v solenoid for safety only. As the 36v solenoid may weld open or closed as it is not rated for 48v
That being said, find a 48v charger and solenoid and you will have a completed 48v conversion. Continued draining of the 8v below 8v will result in perminent damage.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 11:17 AM   #27
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Have you measured the output voltage of the charger when not connected to batteries?? While a 36 volt charger will produce enought amperage to charge 48 volt the newer control/monitoring circuits will definitely see your 48 volt system as a fully charged 36 volt system. If you are comfortable enough with doing so, hook up your 4 eight volt batteries to your charger and see is they continue to charge until charger shuts off. Watch this closely as it is possible to overcharge your now 32 volt load.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 01:33 PM   #28
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the one thing i noticed is you have 2 six volt batteries mixed in with four 8 volt batteries was this done by intention or is it a mistake......cause the charger is reading something it has no idea what to do with....................
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Unread 07-30-2008, 04:19 PM   #29
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the one thing i noticed is you have 2 six volt batteries mixed in with four 8 volt batteries was this done by intention or is it a mistake......cause the charger is reading something it has no idea what to do with....................
Thanks for noticing...I agree with you that it looks like two of the batteries are 6v, but it's just that the fiberglass body is covering a couple of the batteries. They are all 8 volt.

Thanks again!
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Unread 07-31-2008, 05:22 PM   #30
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my bad, man they look like 6 volts batts.........................lol................. ...
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