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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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I have an 80's resistor 36v cart. It runs slow slow in reverse. Works fine in forward. I can hear the solenoid clicking. I disassembled the f/r switch, it looked good so I sanded the contacts and reassembled. Still runs slow in reverse. Three weeks ago one of the steel bars from the right coil burnt into. Replaced it with a copper bar. Any suggestion as to where to go from here.
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Unread 08-16-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Lou77.....................
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Unread 08-16-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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I had an 84 DS and as I recall on that vintage Club Car, reverse only uses 18v and I believe they are the 3 batteries under the drivers butt. IIRC.

HTH.
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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Fuzznuts, You are right = 18 volt reverse. The simplest rewire I have come up with is this; There are two positive cables coming off of the two terminals on the bottom of the F&R switch. One is green and connects to the pos terminal on battery #3. Unfasten it from the battery and connect it to the other terminal on the bottom of the F&R switch. You now have the same 48v source for both F and R.


However I am confused and concerned about this statement. Maybe Lou77 can clarify this: "Three weeks ago one of the steel bars from the right coil burnt into. "
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Unread 08-17-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
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Fuzznuts, You are right = 18 volt reverse. The simplest rewire I have come up with is this; There are two positive cables coming off of the two terminals on the bottom of the F&R switch. One is green and connects to the pos terminal on battery #3. Unfasten it from the battery and connect it to the other terminal on the bottom of the F&R switch. You now have the same 48v source for both F and R.


However I am confused and concerned about this statement. Maybe Lou77 can clarify this: "Three weeks ago one of the steel bars from the right coil burnt into. "
This should work for a 2000 CC 48v cart YES?
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Unread 08-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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Are your positive power cables set up as I described? If so yes it will work for 36 and 48v. Use your voltmeter to be sure that you are moving a positive cable to a positive location if you are not sure. There are alot of voltage and amps there to be guessing about! This picture here is from a 48v CC. You can see where I have installed a copper bar across the two terminals at the bottom of the F&R switch. Then I no longer need the reverse positive power cable. IMO this is the best way to accomplish this but, the cable will work to tie them together.
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Unread 08-17-2008, 07:58 PM   #7
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The coils are connected to the solenoid with a z shaped 3/4 x1/8 steel bar. the bar burnt into at the solenoid. I took a 1/2 copper tubing, beat it flat bent it to shape and drilled holes to match the steel bar. Was this bar steel to increase resistance?
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Unread 08-17-2008, 08:03 PM   #8
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A resistor coil is made of a special material. I can't think of the name but it's not steel or copper. It acts just like it's name implies. A "Resistor".

If you just connected the solenoid to the resistor all you did was make a connection, you didn't interfere with the way the resistors work.
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Unread 08-17-2008, 09:25 PM   #9
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remember all resistor coils are not the same, they are didderent thickness, different # of coils or wraps.........a coild from a 48 volt regan cart won,t work as its entirely different........1st speed is thin with 7 or 9 coils, 2nd speed is thicker with 5 or 7 coils......and so on...........................
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Unread 08-18-2008, 07:30 PM   #10
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I changed the cart from 18v to 36v in reverse as ScottyB suggested. It works fine. Sorry for the time between posts, my bride don't like clutter so I have the cart at my shop and the internet is @ home or my office. Thanks to everyone for the info and help.
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