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Unread 06-20-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Running lil bit hot tonight

So i reached down betweeen my legs and eased the seat back. LOL. wait, this is not a van halen thread! my problem is this: i am new on this forum and have been reading and learning lots of stuff, great site btw! i have a 2006 stock ez-go pds with 500 amp ge controller, i noticed the motor was running very hot after i replaced with 2 guage wiring after a 15 mile cruise. I now have a 600 amp all trax controller with 2 guage wiring and a stock pds motor... Just came back from a 20 minute full throttle cruise and motor was extremely hot, you could fry eggs on that bad boy. i pulled over because i smelled electrical burn, thats when i checked it and it was super hot. Limped back home and put it away. any recommendations for a new motor upgrade that could handle high speed with lots of amp? would that fix my issue?
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Unread 06-20-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to posting side of BGW

As you saw feeding more amps to the stock motor just made it hotter... You need a custom motor like the PQ Assassin. Give Robbie or Rickie a call and see what they have for your cart. Are you running on flat terrain or hills?
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Unread 06-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Running lil bit hot tonight

I'm no guru on carts but sounds like controller is doing its job but motor can't handle it. Thus excess heat at motor. Put a motor that can handle those amps.
If your controller is programmable you may be able to "cut" it down to maximize controller/motor combo.
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Unread 06-21-2011, 06:32 AM   #4
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I am lifted and running on 23's...The cart seemed to get hotter when I added 2 guage cables from you Scotty, I thought it would help run cooler? Maybe I just started checking motor then. We would run wide open 20-21 for 18 miles or so( flat roads by the beach in florida) and be ok, never smelt hot like last night. Would a better motor run cooler? Would I still be able to hall A-- without worrying all the time about heat issues? Any thoughts on an EMP, or D&d motor, I know plumquick is sponsor and all but maybe could get better deal on one of those?
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Unread 06-21-2011, 06:37 AM   #5
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Oh yeah btw, I upped to 48 volts and changed controller to Alltrax, so cart was gettin the JUICE! Was on 36 volts before when goin on long wide open cruises around 20-21, now 25-26 mph last night but with hizzzooottt motor
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Unread 06-21-2011, 08:52 AM   #6
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The 2g cables and the 500a control allowed the motor to draw more amperage. 500 is not recommended for a stock motor... 23s are big. Running 15 -20 miles without a chance to cool is more than the cart was designed for.

I suggest you start calling motor companies and ask what they suggest...
Tell them you have 23s and rear seat and 20 miles runs on a 48v PDS system. I am curious who suggests what
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Unread 06-21-2011, 09:35 AM   #7
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Perhaps I will get cart shop down the road from me to convert to series, when I get new motor....I have good components and nice looking cart just motor probs....Not sure which company to go with yet...plum, ge, d&d, emp....dang cart, should have left it how i bought it...Addictions hurt the whole family.
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Unread 06-21-2011, 09:58 AM   #8
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My 2004 PDS cart has 17" wheels which are a tad bigger than 23" tires with stock 300amp controller with a PQ motor. It runs all day at Myrtle Beach SC without problems. This is at 24MPH 6 miles each way to the OLC and back.

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Unread 06-21-2011, 10:50 AM   #9
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Andy which plum quick motor? bandit? assassin? hmmm. Mine would prolly run 30's with 600 amp alltrax, 48 volts, 2 guage. I wonder if I could drive to favorite surf break 10 miles full throttle without heat issues? Are u getting hot at all?
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Unread 06-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #10
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Mine is just a plain bandit painted to match cart!
After a 12 mile ride it's warm but not hot. I have rode it all day like this.

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