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Unread 12-22-2010, 10:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: 8 6 volt or 6 8 volt for 48v upgrade

So, I decided to go with 6 Trojan 890 series batteries. Got them installed today and man what a difference. I am pleasantly surprised even with the stock motor which will be changed out next as soon as I figure out which one I want for hunting. I am curious about something, the guy at the cart shop told me I had a good solenoid already installed on it but it says it is a 36 volt solenoid made by White Rogers and should work fine. Cart seems to run great but I am concerned it is limiting some amperage and also will it hold up under the 48 volt install? Also, I had my local battery shop make me some 2 gage cables and the tech said they are not the same as the fine stranded wire that they use and how long will my F&R switch last until I can get a heavy duty one delivered? Just curious if the cables will cause me a problem and should I replace them? Sounded like the deal might be to good to be true, they made the cables and shrink wrapped the ends for 35.00..... BTW I have an Alltrax 4845 contoller installed also.
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Unread 12-22-2010, 11:18 PM   #12
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Default Re: 8 6 volt or 6 8 volt for 48v upgrade

There's more questions in that post than there are Os in alphabet soup
1st.
your 586 WR 200a solenoid will work if you activate it with 36v but won't last long with 48v.
2nd. Follow proper battery break in procedures
3rd. $35 won't buy you welder's cable with 250-400 strands and good ends P.S. You only need 4g any more is a waste of money.
4th. your F&R will last only so long it is engineered for 275 amps in 6g cables ... at that point you may be looking at a total replacement instead of just a switch cam upgrade now?
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Unread 12-22-2010, 11:25 PM   #13
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Default Re: 8 6 volt or 6 8 volt for 48v upgrade

I know it's a lot, just trying to get this thing finished and done right the first time without to many expensive mistakes. So many different opinions gets very confusing. As you know electrical parts don't get returned after installation. So is that a no go on the 2 gage battery cables? Scottyb, are you still selling the upgraded lugs for the F&R? If so will my switch last until I can get it upgraded?
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Unread 12-22-2010, 11:57 PM   #14
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Default Re: 8 6 volt or 6 8 volt for 48v upgrade

On a TxT series cart there are 13 battery cables. How many did they change for $35.... I would change the switch cam as soon as you can before you heat up the connection lugs and make more work. do you know how to run 36v or in your case of 8v batteries 32v to your key switch and solenoid activation? That will save you replacing it....
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Unread 12-23-2010, 11:19 AM   #15
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Default Re: 8 6 volt or 6 8 volt for 48v upgrade

I already had the battery cables so I got the motor, solenoid, and speed controller cables. 9' of cable and 16 ends, and I installed them. Thanks for the tip on the solenoid and key switch. I do not know how to do that but would appreciate any help that can be offered. So I guess the solenoid does not limit any amperage to the motor?
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Unread 12-23-2010, 11:22 AM   #16
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what cart are we talking about 16 ends makes 8 cables?
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Unread 12-23-2010, 11:52 AM   #17
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Yes, I have an EZGO series cart and I replaced all the cables except the ones connecting the battery pack together. They already had the upgraded cables.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 12:11 PM   #18
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Unread 12-23-2010, 12:44 PM   #19
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Does the amp rating on the solenoid cause a bottleneck? I see some are rated at 200 and the biggest at 400. Seems like you could only flow a max of 400 amps no matter how big the controller is.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 01:09 PM   #20
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If you overload a solenoid it could weld itself closed and the cart may not stop. Bad MOJO.
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