lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-16-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
Gone Wild
 
mymonstertruck's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 508
Default Stupid question ?

Will a 12 volt battery allow my 48volt cart to move? How many volts does it take to make the motor roll over? I was thinking about using 4 12volt law tractor battery's wires in series as a back up battery source. To get me out of the woods if the batteries die on me. This may sound weird but would this work? At first I was just thinking of 12v deep cycle, but then I was thinking its a 48v system. Any comments?
mymonstertruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 02-16-2014, 10:07 PM   #2
DS Drivers Club Founder
 
CCFanatic's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 3,408
Default Re: Stupid question ?

If you died and depended on the backup batteries, how far would you have to travel?
CCFanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-16-2014, 10:44 PM   #3
Gone Wild
 
mymonstertruck's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 508
Default Re: Stupid question ?

2 miles at the most, but I'm looking for 1 mile.
mymonstertruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-16-2014, 11:00 PM   #4
DS Drivers Club Founder
 
CCFanatic's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 3,408
Default Re: Stupid question ?

Not positive but I don't think lawn tractor batteries could do that. I would get 4 12v deep cycle marine batteries.
CCFanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2014, 07:30 AM   #5
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 266
Default Re: Stupid question ?

For backup? Where would he carry 4 more batteries like that?
RPatten is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2014, 07:41 AM   #6
Medicare Recipient
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 3,543
Default Re: Stupid question ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mymonstertruck View Post
Will a 12 volt battery allow my 48volt cart to move? How many volts does it take to make the motor roll over? I was thinking about using 4 12volt law tractor battery's wires in series as a back up battery source. To get me out of the woods if the batteries die on me. This may sound weird but would this work? At first I was just thinking of 12v deep cycle, but then I was thinking its a 48v system. Any comments?
. . . 12 volts will "roll over" the motor, but won't provide enough ooomph to move the cart . . . invest in a digital volt meter for your dash to monitor your battery pack and eliminate the guess work/risk of getting stuck with dead batteries . . . ScottyB sells a nice one . . .


ScottyB Battery Meter
Stevegrmich is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2014, 02:24 PM   #7
Gone Wild
 
gumpbuck's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 220
Default Re: Stupid question ?

I agree with Steve. Get a volt meter and take the guess work out of it.
I use my cart for hunting. When the meter gets below 49 volts, it's time to head for camp and plug back in. If I get under 48.5 volts it will still get me back, but you shouldn't let it get that low before charging it up.
BTW, if I'm at the far end of my lease, I am about a mile from camp....
Best wishes!
gumpbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #8
Member #16,745
 
jakesnake27's Avatar
Harley Davidson
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 9,873
Default Re: Stupid question ?

I agree to go with an on board voltmeter. Scottyb sells one that is excellent.

BTW, there are no stupid questions; if it weren't for questions, BGW wouldn't exist!
jakesnake27 is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2014, 06:35 PM   #9
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 384
Default Re: Stupid question ?

Yes Xtra batteries (where ever you put them) would work just fine, 48 is 48 now your setup Ge 500amp controller, plum quick executioner motor this setup just might eat them up and poop them out before the 1 mile.

someone else can do the math
greg-g is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2014, 07:27 PM   #10
Gone Wild
 
mymonstertruck's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 508
Default Re: Stupid question ?

Yeah I was just thinking if those small batteries would work. They would total 48volts, but how far will they really get me. I was going to mount them on a board and put them in the bag well with a set of leads running to the main terminals with caps on them. So I would just have to clamp them on for a back up source. They wouldn't take up any room at all.
mymonstertruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Probably a Stupid Question, but Golf Carts and Parts
stupid question! Electric EZGO
Stupid Question.... Gas Club Car
Stupid question ( I think ) Gas EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.