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Unread 04-12-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Overheating controller terminals.

We just replaced the controller in a electric golf cart that had burned up a terminal. Now the terminals are getting extremely hot on the new controller and the cart itself takes off like a shot! Somethings not right in the cart and was hoping someone had some sort of answer. i believe its the original problem with the cart related to the first controller terminals getting burnt.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Overheating controller terminals.

Try to identify the year of the cart and the drive system used to help somebody help with the problem.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Overheating controller terminals.

If terminals are getting hot, then you do not have a good clean connection there. You need to clean the cables so that you get a perfect connection or it will get hot - sometimes hot enough to melt a terminal.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Overheating controller terminals.

2006 48 Volt GE Club Car, all of the terminals where cleaned when the controller was installed. The cart is really fast, faster then normal, 25-30 mph. It accelerates like its suped up or something.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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Default Re: Overheating controller terminals.

. . . is cart completely stock? If not, what upgrades does it have? Need more info . . .
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Default Re: Overheating controller terminals.

You may have a speed motor? Post any identification you can find on the motor here. This may be drawing more amperage than stock causing your stock electronics to over heat.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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GE Motors &Industrial system,HP 7.0, RPM 5106, 48 volt, Amp 135/7 8f, FR 48, Wound Shunt, AMB 40 degrees C, Time rating 15 min. Im not exactly sure what all of these mean, but its all the info off the motor. The company i work for bought it used, i honestly have no clue whats been done to it previously. we used it for a while and the one day just stopped running and that's when i found the burned out terminal, so i went with the old standard of replacing the obvious :D
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Overheating controller terminals.

Sounds like you have a hot motor and not so hot (stock) controls for it.

Do google search on the info you posted about the motor...

click here for specs
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Unread 04-14-2013, 01:38 AM   #9
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That is the exact motor I have. It is a high speed/torque motor, mine goes 25 mph but I have upgraded controller etc.
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Default Re: Overheating controller terminals.

. . from the motor specs:

"This motor is a drop in replacement for the existing motor on Club Car 48 Volt IQ systems. Motor will NOT work with stock controller."

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