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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #31
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I replaced my old/failed controller, with a rebuilt a few years ago (coincidentally also from a sponsor) - good price, quick response and no problems.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:17 PM   #32
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Your best bet is call BGW sponsors and ask them if they have stock controllers and how much. Mention you are a BGW member and many of them will offer a discount to you as well. I got my Curtis refurbished and upgraded to 400 amps for a great price and it works great.
Thanks - will support BGW sponsor fsip.biz. What did upgrading to 400amp result in? I have thinking about that 400amp option all day wonder what I net with stock 3.75hp motor etc....
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #33
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Thanks - will support BGW sponsor fsip.biz. What did upgrading to 400amp result in? I have thinking about that 400amp option all day wonder what I net with stock 3.75hp motor etc....
Upgrading your amperage on the controller allows for more torque. If you plan on putting larger wheels on your cart you will loose torque. If you upgrade your controller to 400 or even higher it will replace the torque you are loosing and possibly add more depending on how high you upgrade.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #34
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We will be upgrading from 8in to 10in wheels next spring and I was wondering how I was going to overcome reduced torque from that upgrade.

In the interim I can expect quicker acceleration and higher speed...or only better acceleration?
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Unread 10-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #35
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We will be upgrading from 8in to 10in wheels next spring and I was wondering how I was going to overcome reduced torque from that upgrade.

In the interim I can expect quicker acceleration and higher speed...or only better acceleration?
Better hill climb and handle larger loads (ie: more people) Amperage has nothing to do with speed. Only "pull power" so to speak.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 01:37 AM   #36
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Makes sense - thanks

Look like that will be my path if Controller is the issue.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #37
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I just read the post where Storm asked about the click and the word "solenoid" does not appear in the question or the answer....
Are you sure the "click" you hear is comming from the solenoid?
What you described could be the capacitor in the controller, which gets charged from the pre-charge resistor accross the solenoid post, being discharging when you press the accelerator. That would cause a very small movement of the motor before the controller shuts down if the solenoid never engages.
The click could be the micro switch.
If you already tested the solenoid, then never mind.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 08:42 AM   #38
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There is no other parts in a controller cart that click Sergio. If he hears a click the solenoid is working.
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Unread 10-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #39
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The microswitches click pretty loud too, specially the one in the go pedal. Turn the switch off and press the pedal, do you still hear the same click?
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Unread 10-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #40
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The microswitches click pretty load too, specially the one in the go pedal. Turn the switch off and press the pedal, do you still hear the same click?
if your micro switches are that loud I would recommend replacing them soon
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