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Unread 04-01-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Battery cable puzzle

Sooooo, I ordered a new Bandit motor for my 2003 DS Series 48v cart. I am going to buy a new cable set for it. 2-4 gauge not sure yet. But that is not my question. My question is that neither 2-4 gauge wires fit thru the computer hole (see photo). I was told that you just leave stock cable there and run the bigger wire to the controller using both. Is this correct? Any thoughts?

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Unread 04-01-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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Unread 04-01-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Some people have had trouble with the OBC disliking dual cables - the charge cycle gets messed up and batteries end up repeatedly undercharged. Make/buy/use the stud.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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Lightbulb came on. Scotty told me about the OBC. I must have missed the diagram.

So should I go with 2 or 4 gauge?


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Unread 04-01-2014, 07:03 PM   #5
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If you go with 2 you won't be asking yourself later if you should have.
JMO. I fist went with 4 then 2.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 07:23 PM   #6
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I seem to recall that Series carts benefit the greatest from 2 ga. Whereas Sepex (Regen/IQ) carts (for some electrical reason that a smart guy like Sergio could probably explain) don't experience as much benefit between 2 ga. and 4 ga.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 09:58 PM   #7
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no need to go technical on me a series cart has twice as many high current cables (armature+field) and unless you have a nice reverse contactor by the motor, most of those cables are a lot longer too.
Personally I would say it is easy to justify 2ga cable for a series cart, especially by the time you add your manual labor.
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I went from 6ga to 4ga to 2ga. if I knew then what I know now I would have gone right to 2ga
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