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Unread 09-04-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default 36 to 48 volt

I am looking at an older Club Car, maybe 84-88. If it is a 36 volt, would I need to replace the motor and controller to upgrade to 48 volt? I know the solenoid needs to be changed and I would upgrade the wires. I just want to know if I would be able to drive it until I saved up for controller and motor upgrade.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: 36 to 48 volt

I upgraded mine to 48 without doing anything other than using 8 volt batteries. Granted the solenoids will eventually burn out , BUT you can usually drive it for quite a while before that happens. I`ve been on the same motor now for about 2 years.
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Thanks, that sounds great. I was afraid I wouldnt be able to ride, but know I can if nothing is wrong with the cart.
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If your cart has a controller in it now, and it is not rated for 48v your will burn it up quickly. Controllers are very voltage sensitive. Motor should be fine at 48v.
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Default Re: 36 to 48 volt

'88 was a resistor cart. (good for 48v) 84 was a 5 solenoid cart ( not so good for 48v )
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'88 was a resistor cart. (good for 48v) 84 was a 5 solenoid cart ( not so good for 48v )
True not so good BUT "Yeller" is a 1984, I burn out a solenoid every year or so, But not bad. Eventually I`ll change to controller
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Unread 09-05-2008, 07:25 AM   #7
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2002 DS with the single solenoid and resistors in front of the motor should be a good candidate for a 48V then ?
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I didn't know they made resistor carts that late? Can you post a picture of the cart and the resistor bank?
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How hard would it be to change from resistor to controller?
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Unread 09-05-2008, 09:17 AM   #10
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I'll grab some pics of the bank tonight when I head back to the camp and post on Sunday.

From what I see, single solenoid down below the F/R switch in front of the batteries, and a tray of (5?) resistors behind the seat/batteries in front of the motor.
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