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Boom 05-29-2018 10:58 AM

Boom's Project Cart
 
So, Newb here. I got a 1997 EzGo TXT for next to nothing...because it was probably worth next to nothing. No batteries, controller missing, no charger. With all that missing, why not upgrade to a 48v system, right??? The suspension/bushing look and feel fine. Brakes are OK (Had Wifey slam on brakes while pulling with another cart).

I have a pretty extensive background in troubleshooting electrical/electronic systems and am pretty mechanically inclined. Mentally...well that remains to be seen.

I plan to use this thread to document the conversion and seek the guidance of those wiser than me.

My understanding (from the flowchart) is that I have a Sepex DCS system.

Here is what I have planned so far:

(6) 8 Volt Trojan T875 batteries
(1) Alltrax XCT48300 IQ controller (Will be ordered through site sponsor)
(1) HD 200 amp solenoid (Also will be ordered through site sponsor)

I have plenty of 1/0 welding cable and lugs to make new battery cables.

Am I missing anything?

Thanks.....Boom

cgtech 05-29-2018 11:02 AM

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You should get a bigger controller than 300a. And the IQ model is for club car, not Ezgo DCS.

yurtle 05-29-2018 11:10 AM

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Make sure the lugs are specific for a buggy battery, and not a car battery. The holes are larger in car batteries, or at least that was my experience when I bought mine.

Boom 05-29-2018 11:13 AM

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Yessir, I believe you are correct. would you recommend the XCT400DCS?

Boom 05-29-2018 11:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by yurtle (Post 1506532)
Make sure the lugs are specific for a buggy battery, and not a car battery. The holes are larger in car batteries, or at least that was my experience when I bought mine.

Will do. Do you know the ID of the lugs I'll need?

NCPW 05-29-2018 11:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Boom (Post 1506536)
Will do. Do you know the ID of the lugs I'll need?

5/16"

yurtle 05-29-2018 11:27 AM

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I found this:

http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/dat...ata_Sheets.pdf

If i recall, automotive shops have 3/8", which is larger than 5/16", resulting in less contact area.

Boom 05-29-2018 11:38 AM

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I'm going to need a charger. What are the recommendations?

yurtle 05-29-2018 11:56 AM

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DPI from Carts Unlimited.

yurtle 05-29-2018 11:57 AM

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Be sure and tell him what cart you have and that you're upgrading it to 48 volts, so he'll provide it with the proper plug.


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