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Old 11-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default Melex slow up hill

I have an old Melex 212. I have installed new batteries and solenoid. It will fly on level ground or downhill. However when going uphill it slows considerably and struggles. I have checked resistor coils and all contacts are good. The only thing is that two of the cables running to the coils are hard as rock. Could this be the problem? Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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Hardened cables is a good indication that they are filled with corrosion which is resistance which hampers their ability to deliver amperage...... but that being said. Electric carts do tend to slow as much as 50% when climbing hills...
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #3
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Thanks! It slows probably 80%. I will change the cables to the resistor coils.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #4
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make sure you replace them with high strand count welding wire and not low strand count 12v battery cable.

Of course any new cable is better than an old resistive POS cable
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:23 PM   #5
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I will. Should I use 4 guage? I replaced the battery cables with 4 guage.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:45 PM   #6
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yeah 4g is good
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #7
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Thanks! I will let you know how it works out.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:58 PM   #8
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Depending upon the age and usage of the cart you could also be looking at worn brushes as a cause of poor performance.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #9
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Ok I will check that also.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #10
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Check out Plum Quick, they have a motor up grade for $225 called the Bandit.
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