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Unread 05-05-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Converting over to 48 volt system???

I have a stock 96 ez-go 36 volt cart.I'm looking at converting over to 48 volts.I have 6 6volt batteries,,what else do I need other than 2 more 6 volt batteries to convert? Reason for this,I'm making a hunting buggy out of it,,,will this give me more torgue to climb hills with?
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Unread 05-05-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Converting over to 48 volt system???

You will need a 48v controller and a way to charge. If you go to a higher amp controller, 4ga wiring would be needed.
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So I wouldn't need to change the motor?
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Also,,,How high of a amp controller can I go?
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Your motor will like running on 48v. Raising to 48v is a major change in performance. If you need more you can upgrade motor later. A 400-500 amp controller should do. It will handle the amps needed to turn taller, more aggressive tires. Just be sure to match contoller voltage to battery output. They are voltage sensitive.
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So what is a good controller to get? I've been looking at a GE,,,,,is this a good one?
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alltrax con with 6 8volt batts
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I am Assuming your cart is a series cart and is convertable....You can make this work with eight 6v batteries. Logisystems makes a nice 48v - 480 amp controller. They sell new on ebay for $275. I'm not familiar with your cart but, if you have a solenoid it too will need to be upgraded to handle 48v. Your battery cables should be upgraded to 4 gauge to handle the higher amperage. These include the ones to the F/R switch and the motor...

The boost in voltage will increase torque by 30%. Hope this helps?
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Unread 06-15-2008, 12:15 PM   #9
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I know this is a stupid question.I am running 6 6volt batteries right now. Can't I add just 1 12volt battery to get 48 volts?
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Unread 06-15-2008, 12:51 PM   #10
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Technically you can do that.....but you may cause harm to your other batteries or the 12 volt you added.
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