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Unread 02-04-2020, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Stupid Mistakes - Burned up motor - What to do?

All, had a D&D speed motor in my cart and forgot to heed the caution of so many to not use those for off road use. Long story short burned up the motor driving around on a slushy top layer of a frozen lake.

Now, I need to get this fixed and am trying to weight my options. First, i have 2 commutator bars which slightly came out of their slot and cause the brushes to chip. Damage is not catastrophic, and could probably be fixed. However, if i fix it, I need to replace my motor with a high torque motor anyway. Do any companies do this type of fix?

I have a Sepex cart with an Alltrax XCT 500a controller, and a custom 150ah lithium pack. Custom long travel A arm lift on the front and 4 link on the rear. (Links in sig)

This thing was built for off-road, no clue why i though a speed motor would be fine, just me trying to save a few $$ and ending up spending more in the end.

Im open to ideas and suggestions on motor. I basically want as much torque and "safety" factor built in so that when I do go off road, or drive in snow / slush I know it wont damage anything.

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Unread 02-04-2020, 01:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stupid Mistakes - Burned up motor - What to do?

Welp just got an email back from PQ that the commutator bars cant be fixed... Guess its a new motor time. Open to suggestions.

Heard good things about FSIP, PQ Rhino, Admiral A4, D&D Torque.

No clue what to get.
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Unread 02-05-2020, 06:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Stupid Mistakes - Burned up motor - What to do?

Might check with scottyb he's the sparky man, a member here and a site sponsor...

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Unread 02-05-2020, 02:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Stupid Mistakes - Burned up motor - What to do?

Damaged comms can absolutely be fixed. It is a whole motor rebuild and runs about 3/4 as much $ as a new one.
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Unread 02-05-2020, 02:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: Stupid Mistakes - Burned up motor - What to do?

I think what he meant was he got the wrong type of motor so why put a bunch of money into it for this application.
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Unread 02-05-2020, 11:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: Stupid Mistakes - Burned up motor - What to do?

Here’s a thread you might explore:

EMP 2 speed golf cart motors
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Unread 02-06-2020, 10:11 AM   #7
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Default Re: Stupid Mistakes - Burned up motor - What to do?

Scottyb is correct. I do not want to put more money into fixing this motor, if i wasnt also able to get it re-wound to make it a torque motor.

New development, though, i kept the original OEM 3.2hp motor and have it up and running again. New field map swapped over and its not an big paper weight anymore.

Plan now is instead of getting a club car motor, im going to do an AC-9 curtis swap in a year or so. I figure i might as well go big at this point. 48v, 650a controller with the AC-9 should make this thing rip.

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