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Old 10-01-2020, 08:28 PM   #61
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Thank you, Volt_Ampere. Somehow I will get all this, and I really thank you all for your input!
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:05 PM   #62
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I got motivated to get my cart running again via Lithium, so sadder but wiser on Lithium Ion (for me anyway) I opted for the RoyPow 110 Amp-Hour plug'n'play system. LiP04 to the rescue, and all-told the cost was the same as piecing together the Volt batteries, "BMS" and charger.

It's beautifully constructed and a beast of a battery box, but it fits in the battery compartment without issue and fired the cart right up after a six-hour charge. I've had just a two-bar drop on the included meter after a mile of driving on steep terrain and two weeks of sitting, and I'm stoked to install lights and a USB port next. I'll post separately on it too.

My recommendation is: Unless you're electrically savvy and you're anxious to work with a lithium application that is sketchy for a golf cart, then ignore the hype and negativity of a certain eBay seller and opt for a simpler solution to power your cart.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:19 AM   #63
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I may be speaking out of place but I have 3 chevy volt batteries and about to add a fourth. I have been running them for a little over a year. I used to check to see if they were out of balance once a week now I check it maybe once a month they are all still ballanced like the day I got them. I do not run a BMS (I know I should) I have my alltrax controller set for the lv cutoff @ 35v which I have never gotten to...(kids have drove over 45 miles in a day and still didnt get there) and the charger I believe it is a yzpower which stops the charge at 49.5V.
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:37 PM   #64
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I see a lot of conflicting comments for pro BMS or not. In the end, I opted to buy them. I guess my thinking is that with the amount of money I have invested, and being that I hope to never do this again, it was cheap (?) insurance.

I like hearing there are other Volt setups out there; please post up some pics!
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:36 PM   #65
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if you dont use a BMS at least use an individual cell low voltage alarm.
At about $2 each that will do up to 8 cells this is a no brainer.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5Pcs-Lipo-A...EAAOSwHUdfhbvP
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