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Unread 07-26-2008, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Can anyone tell me if my CC motor is 36v or 48v

First off, I want to thank all those who have so generously given of their time and wisdom to help me understand and resolve my quandry. This is truly a great bulletin board with very dedicated people who give freely and intelligently of their time and experience.

I recently purchased a '91 Club Car DS from a guy who seems to know nothing about this cart. Puzzling thing is that when I purchased the cart, it has a bank of 8volt batteries, combined with the factory 36V charger. I have not been able to figure out if this cart is a converted 36 --> 48 volt system which was upgraded with the exception of the charger, or, is this a genuine 36V cart and someone just threw in a bank of 8volt batteries either because they had them laying around and wanted to get rid of the cart with what they had, or perhaps they just purchased and installed the 8volt batteries because they just didn't know.

Either way, I think this problem can be solved if I know if the Club Car motor in the cart is actually a 36 or 48v motor. Here are the numbers: Model: 5BC48JB764. Part number: 1012191. I think that when I saw the model number on the motor the "48" just led me to perhaps mistakenly think this was a 48volt motor. This may in fact, just be coincidence. Can anyone tell me what's the case with this motor. If it's a 36volt motor, I'm just going to install a bank of 6volt batteries which I just happen to have in the garage and be done with it. If the motor is a 48v motor, then it begins to look like someone upgraded the cart with the exception of the charger and receptacles. The factory and charger match and have the "V" or "crow's foot" connectors. So, the question is. Is this a 36v or 48v motor. Thanks again to all of you and this fabulous bulletin board!

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Unread 07-26-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can anyone tell me if my CC motor is 36v or 48v

According to the below website, its a:
5BC48JB764 2HP, 2800RPM, 36V 1012191 CLUB CAR

http://www.lunaindustriesinc.com/dc_motor_id.htm

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Unread 07-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #3
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Somone just put 8 volt batts in there. Now whether it was to get rid of them or whatver you may never know.

The motor will be fine on 48 volts. You will actually go faster on 48 volt. No harm will come to the motor on 48 volts either. If it were me I would get a 48 volt charger and go. Most people want to upgrade to 48 volts for the added power, torque and you may gain some runtime. Unless your strapped for cash keep it at 48, I think you will be happier as most are that convert to 48 volts.
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Unread 07-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: Can anyone tell me if my CC motor is 36v or 48v

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Somone just put 8 volt batts in there. Now whether it was to get rid of them or whatver you may never know.

The motor will be fine on 48 volts. You will actually go faster on 48 volt. No harm will come to the motor on 48 volts either. If it were me I would get a 48 volt charger and go. Most people want to upgrade to 48 volts for the added power, torque and you may gain some runtime. Unless your strapped for cash keep it at 48, I think you will be happier as most are that convert to 48 volts.
PHEW!!! That being said....Or find someone who has a 36v cart and WANTS to upgrade to 48, trade batteries with that person and you are good to go !!
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Unread 07-26-2008, 04:41 PM   #5
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Wow.....if no harm will come to the motor by way of keeping the bank of 8V batteries in there, then that's what I'll do!

You guys are awesome!

Finally, I've been looking at used Club Car 48V chargers. They have 3 pins on the charger side. What do I need to do; convert both receptacles to the 3 pin, or take the 3 pin off the charger and use the factory crows foot? Can I even use the round 3 pin charger from a PowerMaster II or whatever they are called?

Thanks again!

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Unread 07-26-2008, 04:50 PM   #6
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First. Does your cart have an onboard computer? If it does one of the heavy cables will be running thru a box. (The OBC)
Second. What aharger recepticle is on your cart? Crows foot? (like this \ / ?)
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This is a '91 DS Club Car and I seriously don't think there's an onboard computer. The cart does have the "\ /" crow's foot on the cart (and on my 36V charger which will be irrelevant soon, I think).

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Unread 07-26-2008, 05:02 PM   #8
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This is a '91 DS Club Car and I seriously don't think there's an onboard computer. The cart does have the "\ /" crow's foot on the cart (and on my 36V charger which will be irrelevant soon, I think).

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Your charger is TOTALLY irrevalant to this pack of batteries. Or this cart unless you want to change to six 6 volt batteries. That being said again.....
Lester makes a very good 48 volt charger which works without an OBC and Yamaha makes a good 48v charger which works without an OBC. Neither one of these will work with an onboard computer. Either one of them can be fitted with a plug to fit your cart. The old Crow's foot is the most common plug out there as it was used in CC Melex early Ezgo and Yamaha.

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.
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Your charger is TOTALLY irrevalant to this pack of batteries. Or this cart unless you want to change to six 6 volt batteries. That being said again.....
Lester makes a very good 48 volt charger which works without an OBC and Yamaha makes a good 48v charger which works without an OBC. Neither one of these will work with an onboard computer. Either one of them can be fitted with a plug to fit your cart. The old Crow's foot is the most common plug out there as it was used in CC Melex early Ezgo and Yamaha.

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.

Given what others have said so far, I want to keep the 8v batteries in there and use the original 36v Club Car motor given that no apparent damage will come to the motor. I don't see anything on this '91 CC DS that looks like a computer. So I'm now guessing that I can use the Yamaha and/or Lester 48v charger. Does this mean that I cannot use a Club Car 3 pin charger, even if I replace the round charger receptacle to the crow's foot? Thanks again for the patience with an absolute newbie to carts and this board - I know it can be frustrating for those who already know this stuff, but I'm trying my best to learn like the rest of you and educate myself along the way. Trust me, this bulletin board has really helped me out a lot so far!
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thanks CUZ....I really appreciate the information and the link!
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