lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO
Electric EZGO Electric EZ GO Marathon, Medalist, TXT and RXV.



Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
Ejay
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 6
Default 36 to 42 volt

2006 PDS cart not lifted, what would happen if I wired a 7th battery in series with the others to get 42 volts? It would seem that I would have a bit more pep but can the controller and motor ect handle the extra voltage? I guess if this worked real well lots of people would be doing it.
Thanks
Earl
Ejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Old 10-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
mauistardog
Gone Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Waihee, Maui, Hawaii
Posts: 262
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

Would you not need a solenoid to match ? I have not seen any 42v solenoids. maybe some else has. there is a post on guys using a 12v battery to give a boost when needed. this was wired separately from the pack and had its own 12v solenoid and switch. I am planning on going up to 48v.

joe
mauistardog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
pggroves
steeplejack x
 
pggroves's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,357
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

You'll probably fry the controller and maybe the motor along with it. Controllers are voltage specific as rated.
pggroves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #4
scottyb
go to cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 69,572
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

I see some 42 volt carts here they all use 48 volt solenoids and controllers.... I think it is a waste not to go to 48v at that point what's one more battery
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 08:12 PM   #5
gornoman
Stay thirsty my friends!
 
gornoman's Avatar
Mixed Breed
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Suburban Chicago
Posts: 23,999
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

You cannot charge a 42v pack with a 36v charger.
gornoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 08:15 PM   #6
scottyb
go to cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 69,572
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

Lester makes a 42v charger and so does PDC (or something like that) They are pricey..... I have driven some 25mph 42v carts
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
dougmcp
Gone Wild
 
dougmcp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 2,757
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

Until last week I had a 42v Western, 22mph, 400a 36/48v Curtis 1205 controller, 36v solenoid, 36v SOC meter, 7 Trojan T-105's.
Wiring these up for 42v is a piece of cake and you don't lose your bag well.
I have a Lester ll 42v charger for sale, where are you located?
Probably can't ship these too far, the freight $$ would probably kill the deal.
Scotty, anybody down there need a charger?
dougmcp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 10:03 PM   #8
scottyb
go to cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 69,572
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

Nooooooo ........ whuddya do? Add a battery or sell the cart?

Put it on ebay!
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
dougmcp
Gone Wild
 
dougmcp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 2,757
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
Nooooooo ........ whuddya do? Add a battery or sell the cart?

Put it on ebay!
This one's my personal cart, I did a 48v conversion, bought 6 new 8v from Sam's. Had all the rest to do it. Left the solenoid at 36v wired to 40v in the pack. Works great 26mph on the flat with the windshield up.
I've got a ton of Western 42v carts in my area, I guess I'll see who needs a charger.
Thanks Scot.
dougmcp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #10
Jpcinc
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Default Re: 36 to 42 volt

Do you still have the 42 volt charger for sale?
Jpcinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
4-12 volt Battery Pack Run Times compared to 6 8 volt Electric Club Car
Volt reading when Isolating 2 6v batts, is seperate volt meter needed? Electric EZGO
400 Amp Curtis Controller 36 Volt and 36 volt HD Solenoid Golf Carts and Parts
ezgo 36 volt charger min volt for charge? Electric golf carts
For Sale 16-18 volt to 12 volt converter *Sold* Golf Carts and Parts


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 AM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.