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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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There has been some discussion about diodes on solenoids. My question is do all club car IQ carts need diodes on the solenoid. Mine is a 2003 IQ. I do not have a diode on my solenoid, should I put one on it? Are there some carts that do not need them?
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Unread 07-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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Your IQ cart does have one on it!! It is very small and attached to the solenoid between the 2 small blade connectors.

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A good many of the square CC solenoids had an internal diode on the activation circuit. These solenoids are identified by their shape and the RED + sign on one small post.
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The last time I was working around the solenoid I did not notice the diode. I will have to pull the cover off and look closely now, Thanks for the responses.
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A good many of the square CC solenoids had an internal diode on the activation circuit. These solenoids are identified by their shape and the RED + sign on one small post.
. . . are the internal diodes replaceable or is the solenoid considered "expendable" . . .?
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Unread 07-29-2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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Sure enough, that little sucker is right where you said it was. So small and under the wiring I never saw it before. BTW, my solenoid also has a sticker showing the pos. spade.
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Sure enough, that little sucker is right where you said it was. So small and under the wiring I never saw it before. BTW, my solenoid also has a sticker showing the pos. spade.




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