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Unread 07-26-2008, 06:53 PM   #11
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Thanks Roady...you've been exceptionally helpful!
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Unread 07-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #12
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Good mechanical decisions are based on facts not 'I don't think...' Cause if you are wrong you could fry hundreds of dollars worth of equipment in a blink of the eye. If you don't know go ask someone who knows to look at your cart.[/QUOTE]

There is NO OBC. Thanks to you too Scootyb for your help and patience.

Can I still adapt the PowerDriveII charger to a crow's foot application, or am I still limited to a Lester or Yamaha?

I'm happy to learn about changing the solenoid to a 48v. I'm going to purchase the factory CC 48v solenoid that has the same appearance and footprint of the old 36v solenoid.

If I understand the process now as it regards my recent purchase of a 36v cart with a bank of one year old 48v batterties. I'm going to leave the factory 36v CC motor alone. I'll change out the solenoid to a 48v CC type. I'll purchase a 48v charger, (preferably a Yamaha or Lester with crow's foot to match the carts factory female receptacle). I assume I've done a relatively low level 48v conversion. Does that seem like a reasonable and safe plan?
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Unread 07-26-2008, 09:30 PM   #13
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Bingo! You have stumbled upon one of the best for less upgrades around You got it Now while you are searching for chargers educate yourself about leadacid batteries. Learn their likes and dislikes. Get a voltmeter and use it often. Learn the different charge characteristics of the yami as oppossed to the lester and judge a charger by it's output and cycling ability. Never run your batteries dry or too low(-8.0v) or leave them 'empty' for long periods.....read the battery tutorial! Go here >>> Battery care/info
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Bingo! You have stumbled upon one of the best for less upgrades around You got it Now while you are searching for chargers educate yourself about leadacid batteries. Learn their likes and dislikes. Get a voltmeter and use it often. Learn the different charge characteristics of the yami as oppossed to the lester and judge a charger by it's output and cycling ability. Never run your batteries dry or too low(-8.0v) or leave them 'empty' for long periods.....read the battery tutorial! Go here >>> Battery care/info

Thanks again scottyb for your help. In the few days that I've been on this board, I've learned a GREAT DEAL and surely will learn more. I'm on my way to read the tutorial. I have been looking on Ebay and Craigslist for 48v chargers and see an ocean of CC PowerDriveII chargers with the 3 pins instead of the crow's foot. In your experience can I adapt a three prong PowerDriveII to accept the crow's foot and use that, or am I best to look for the less frequently available Lester and not yet seen Yami? Thanks in advance! (I wonder if your '89 cc 48v is similar to my '91 cc soon to be converted?).

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Unread 07-27-2008, 09:53 AM   #15
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All of the CC powerdrive chargers require an OBC to run. So you have to find a Lester or other. Google '48v battery charger' for more options. You can recoup about 50% of your $ selling your 36v charger which you no longer need ( depending of course whether you buy used $250 or new $400).
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All of the CC powerdrive chargers require an OBC to run. So you have to find a Lester or other. Google '48v battery charger' for more options. You can recoup about 50% of your $ selling your 36v charger which you no longer need ( depending of course whether you buy used $250 or new $400).
Great idea scottyb! I actually have 2 36v chargers that I no longer need, so I may be able to recoup my total costs entirely. I just noticed a place in Miami, Florida LVS that offers an American made 48/36v charger (switch on front does both) with a microprocessor and crows foot for $319. Any thoughts or advice on these units? (www.lvssales.com)
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I couldn't find any spec sheet for it ? We need to know the output and cycles to make a decision.
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I couldn't find any spec sheet for it ? We need to know the output and cycles to make a decision.
See what you think about this page.

http://www.lvssales.com/LV3648Chrgr.php
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See what you think about this page.

http://www.lvssales.com/LV3648Chrgr.php

That charger will "work" but it is not as good as a Lester charger. I have not heard anything bad about that charger but the 17 amps is what I don't care for. The lester that Scottyb so graciously sold me outputs 21 amps at 48 volts. The lester is by far one of the best chargers manufacturers. One good thing about the one you are looking at is it will pull double duty, 36 or 48 volts.....that itself is big plus.

In the end it's what your pocketbook can stand.
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