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Unread 08-11-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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I hope i'm doing this right. I have 48 volt club car that just won't get up to speed. Put new batterys in it, change the speed control box from 225 amp to 300 AMP. New battery cables, 4 gauge. One thing i have notice is that the solnoid gets hot. Could this be the problem, is there anyone can help me.
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Unread 08-11-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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are batteries brand new? if so you need to charge/ discharge them 12 times or so before they get to 100% and are broke in and once they are broke in you,ll notice a difference..........as for the controller you won,t notice anything going from 225 to 300amps are you sure it wasn,t a 275 amp controller? i think that was stock for that cart.......as for the cables if you did just the battery cables you won,t notice anything but if you do all the 6 gage cables thurout the cart to 4 gage than you,ll notice a difference but you have to do every cable not just the battery cables................i hope this sheds a bit of light...........................................
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Unread 08-12-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: 48 volt club car, slow

Well if it didnt for him it surely did for me. Being the cart worm that I am I changed the battery cables only. Guess I need to run through the rest of them next and change them out to 4 ga.

I do have new batteries in my cart. What do you mean by discharging the batteries a dozen times before they are broke in. I have only run mine down once to where I could tell the batteries were weakening. I keep the cart charged all the time. Could you shed a little light on that.

I didnt mean to cut in on your thread but maybe he can help us both.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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The batteries will have to be "cycled" a few times to reach optimal performance. That means to discharge and re-charge.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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The batteries will have to be "cycled" a few times to reach optimal performance. That means to discharge and re-charge.
Thanks. I take it this doesnt mean they need to be drained way down that many times.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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brand new batts are approx 75 to 80% when you get them so to get them to 100% you need to run them thurb 10 or 12 complete charge/discharge cycles.......all this means is if you drive the cart 15 minutes and put it on the charger leave it on till charger shuts off by itself..........than if you drive it again say 1/2 hour and decide to charge it ....same thing leave it charge till charger shuts off........this is like the break in period and takes 10 or 12 cycles for the batts to reasch 100% when they do you,ll notice it............you just don,t want to with new batteries plug charger in and let it run for a few hours than unplug it hop on cart and go........thats bad for the batteries...................................
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Unread 08-12-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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The solenoid might get warm but it should not be so hot you can't touch it. If it gets too hot you have some other issues...possibly a short somewhere after the solenoid.
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