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Unread 09-09-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default 2002 club car ds iq battery cable advice.

I am currently tearing down my 2002 ds iq and will be making my own cables.
does anyone have any pointers for the type of wire i/e size/gauge.
I have some zero or 1/0 wire but im thinking this is a bit overkill.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 09-09-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2002 club car ds iq battery cable advice.

WELCOME TO BGW!
The bigger the better!
Just make sure your not using automotive cable. Welding cable is preferred. What size motor and controller are you running?
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Unread 09-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2002 club car ds iq battery cable advice.

all stock as far as I know
I have some zero stereo amp cable a friend gave me not sure if that is ok or not.
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Unread 09-09-2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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I am new to golf cart but can get around pretty well automotive wise.
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Unread 09-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2002 club car ds iq battery cable advice.

The real fine stranded should be ok. Stock set-ups come with 6g wire. Most will upgrade those to 4g. If you plan on modifying the cart, then I would go bigger. Having the bigger cables now won't hurt anything. It'll save you down the road when you do decide to upgrade motor,controller,solenoid and F/R switch. Electricity will flow better and cables stay cooler.
What is the amp cable rated for? Also take into consideration it's going to be exposed to all the harsh elements. Just hope it has a good insulation on it.

Post up some pics. Gotta any more info like what size motor, controller, solenoid, is it lifted with big tires, etc....?
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Unread 09-09-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2002 club car ds iq battery cable advice.

Buy a crimping tool. Don't try doing it with a hammer. If you are soldering the cables try to keep the solder from wicking up into the cable. That's a little trick I learned in NASA soldering school. It will make the cable to rigid.
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Unread 09-09-2014, 09:38 PM   #7
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Default Re: 2002 club car ds iq battery cable advice.

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What is the amp cable rated for
If you are asking "how many amps is the amplifier cable is rated for", then the answer would be "same as battery cable of the same gauge and length" right? Especially if its true gauge OFC and not cheap imported under sized CCA.

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Just hope it has a good insulation on it
Most audio amp cabling has a thicker insulation, compared to traditional automotive battery cable of the same gauge.
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Unread 09-09-2014, 10:42 PM   #8
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I just wonder what size cable the guys at plumb quick use on there dragster carts. I would suspect we would never need anything larger than they are using. If you have not watched the utube of there carts you are missing a good video.
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Unread 09-10-2014, 09:42 AM   #9
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I think 2AWG Welding cable is a great size. I use it often.
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Unread 09-10-2014, 09:50 AM   #10
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I agree, we use 4 and 2 gauge cable on everything. The cable you use should have an acid resistant jacket, like welding cable.
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