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Unread 02-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #11
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Is your controller capable of supporting 48V?

Or is it doing what it's supposed to and go into over voltage shutdown!?
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Unread 02-25-2011, 08:53 PM   #12
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Thanks for the support madoc. Spent about 7 hours on it today.

Joe, now that you mention it. When I reinstated to motor, A1 was spinning and giving me problems. Tomorrow I will install the d&d motor and see if the fixes it. Thanks

72volt, I'm not sure about the controller. It is the stock controller that came with the cart. I would think it would handle 50v though. I'm going to try the new motor and see was that does. If the problem persist, I will install the new controller.

Thanks everyone for ideas.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #13
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I don't know the limitations of the stock 36V controller other than it should handle a fully charged 36V pack at maybe at 42V but I really have the feeling that it has some over voltage shutdown protection!

My alltrax 7245 will handle a rested 84V pack. Not straight off the charger though! It will shut down untill the voltage sags below a certain level.

Unless you already tried your new controller which is made for 48V and the problem still present...just a thought
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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #14
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I'm not sure about the controller. It is the stock controller that came with the cart. I would think it would handle 50v though.
There's your problem, RIGHT THERE. You cannot put 48v to a stock 36v Curtis controller without releasing all the magic smoke from the unit. Sometimes the magic smoke never even comes out, the unit burns up so fast.

Where did you get the idea that 48v to a 36v controller would be OK?
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Unread 02-25-2011, 11:44 PM   #15
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I have read that a fully charged 36v pack will read around 45v fresh off the charger. Also, a guy in my hunting club is runing 48v on his stock system. He waits until the charge settles to around 50v until he runs, but he still runs it. That's why I figured it would work.

It's not like I was going to keep it this way, just trying to eliminate possibilities. I'm going to try the new motor tomorrow and see if that will allow me to add the extra batteries. If not, then the new controller. At minimum, we can use my cart as a genie pig. If it does burn up the the controller I'm not worried about it.

I'm also taking measurements on everything as well. I have my speeds and stats on a fully stock cart. I installed 2 gauge wired and see if that increases, then the hd f/r and so on. Also, I'm going to try and run the 36v system on a hd 48v solenoid. There has been many questions about this for people wanting to upgrade and not have to buy another solenoid later when going to 48v. Many times the answer is "depends on the solenoid" or "may or may not".Hopefully, I will be able to tell you if this solenoid will do it.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 11:51 PM   #16
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WTH!? In your first thread you said 'I installed everything and now nothing?' Now you say you have 48v to the stock 36v controller ? What is going on here? Please explain.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 12:09 AM   #17
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I don't see what the confusion is. Did you read the first part of this thread?

I started a new thread bc I am starting over from scratch. I was in way to big of a hurry and messed up somewhere and couldn't find it. Lesson learned!

Today, I uninstalled everything and returned my cart back to the way it was the day I bought it. Back to the way I knew it would work. Clean plate. Stock 36v ezgo medalist.

I started out by upgrading the wires to 2 gauge. Still good. I then tried to add the extra batteries to make a 48v cart on all the original parts. No good. Went back to 36v and replaced the f/r. Still good on 36v but not 48v. Tomorrow, I will replace the motor, and see if I run 48v then. And so on.

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WTH!? In your first thread you said 'I installed everything and now nothing?' Now you say you have 48v to the stock 36v controller ? What is going on here? Please explain.
Yeah Thats what I was wondering, 36v controller on 48v then OH I forgot to tell ya the bolt was spinning in the motor when I tried to tighten it
THIS would of been some good info on the first post of the other thread
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Unread 02-26-2011, 12:31 AM   #19
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Ok, why do I feel like I'm being teamed up on??????? I thought this site was to assist and help new golf cart owners with questions? Not ridicule them! Yes, wrong terminology when I said the bolt was "spinning". I should have elaborated more but I was eating dinner and it was just a quick reply. No reason to mock me!

The bolt was not actually spinning. There was a little play in it but I was able to get it to set. As for the 48v on a 36v stock controller, I have personally seen it done! Maybe he has a magic controller? Idk. I was just going to build my cart (again) step by step and try to eliminate the problem from before.

I'm not an expert and I didn't even own a cart until a month ago. This has been a huge learning process and I'm still learning. Help would be more appreciated than comments like "WTH" and mocking me about the spinning bolt. If you're not clear about something I've posted, I would be more than happy to explain it more.
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Unread 02-26-2011, 12:41 AM   #20
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Maybe this is where the confusion is. For everyone that was reading my other thread....... erase that from you're memory. I'm sorry I even brought it up in this one. I would try to find a way to delete it but when I figure out what the problem was, I'm going to go back and post it for others that may be having the same issue.

In this thread.........I am starting from a stock ezgo. I will be upgrading the wires, f/r, solenoid,motor, and controller. I am going step by step. Installing one thing, check it, Vegas measurements, and then move on.
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