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Unread 09-08-2014, 12:30 AM   #21
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Anyone know what I can do for a controller? And how much retiring is involved? I need about 300/400 amps.
And why dose everyone treat a regen1 cart like a red headed stepchild?
I guess I am going to find out!
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Unread 09-08-2014, 09:40 AM   #22
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Anyone know what I can do for a controller? And how much retiring is involved? I need about 300/400 amps.
And why dose everyone treat a regen1 cart like a red headed stepchild?
I guess I am going to find out!
Because it was a failed drive system that makes professional golf cart technicians pull their hair out... It was made for 1 year and abandoned... Call FSIP they have a conversion control for it.
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Unread 09-09-2014, 12:10 PM   #23
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Thank you, Scotty b
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Unread 09-09-2014, 12:59 PM   #24
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ok, ok, I need the latest version of spell check!! thanks again~!
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Unread 05-20-2017, 08:42 PM   #25
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First some basics - what color is your controller (this sounds lame but it does matter)? The black colored controller is a complex beast and controls and affects many things. Its not easy to troubleshoot - but lets start.

1) Does the cart make a "audible click" when you turn on the key?
2) If it does, after 10 to 30 seconds of just sitting - does it click again by itself?
3) With the key on - when you depress the go pedal - do you hear a very faint but audible (with the seat off) soft whine from the controller?
4) When you plug in the charger - does it charge?
5) What is the total voltage of your battery pack (measured 12 hours AFTER a full charge).

It may seem important, but its very rare for the motor to have failed - it can happen with abuse or for some other obscure reason - but its rare.
1 yes 2 yes 3 yes 4 yes 5 50volts

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Unread 05-23-2017, 04:26 PM   #26
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You can do some "generic" troubleshooting and checking if you look at THIS THREAD. It's worth a try because if it works - it's essentially quick and free.


Failing that - you can download the manual for that cart HERE

Look specifically at pages 21-23 and 21-25

Conduct as many tests in the list on 21-25 that you feel you have not already eliminated (eg. the 0-5K potentiometer/accelerator is especially important to confirm that its working - it's a known failure point). If the potentiometer is fine, then Procedure #36 will pretty much tell you if the controller has failed or not.

In the olden days THESE PEOPLE used to repair them (if they weren't too badly damaged). But I have no idea if they still offer that service. Alternatively you can buy a "new/re-engineered" replacement for it ($400-$500 or more) - just Google "Club Car Regen-1 controller".

And lastly - if you are planning to upgrade anyway - you should contact TahoeDawgZ71, and/or ScottyB on this site for the required wiring harness/replacement parts and new controller to convert the cart to IQ and breathe new life into that old beast.
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Unread 05-24-2017, 11:24 AM   #27
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Thanks joe...

I am not worried about breathing new life in it. Its a backup for my gas cc. Im gonna try and do the troubleshooting you suggested.

Thanks i will keep u posted. Hoping i find something.
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Unread 05-24-2017, 11:31 AM   #28
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Btw, not sure if this helps, but this occured after the winter storage at camp. When we arrived, i installed the batteries and turned the key, hit the throttle and the cart lunged , then never worked again.
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Unread 05-25-2017, 03:08 PM   #29
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You accurately described the exact sensation I felt many years ago when my controller failed. Back then, I was able to buy a rebuilt one and sent back my "exchange core" to the folks I gave you a link to. But times have changed - they no longer have swap/spares and may not even offer to rebuild them any more.

If the cart lurched and stopped, you should also look hard for a loose connection on battery cables as well as all the "little" wires. A bad battery cable will show the pack voltage OK, but can't contribute the needed amps when called for.
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Unread 05-30-2017, 01:32 PM   #30
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Well after doing all troubleshooting, i came up with defective controller. It shows 22v at motor no matter position of accelerator pedal. Now to chose between 300amp and 500amp. Thanks for help.
Keep you posted.
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