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Guide How To upgrade your electric v-glide Club Car from 36 volts to 48 volts

Discussion in 'Club Car' started by OUTL4W, Nov 12, 2016.

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  1. #1 OUTL4W, Nov 12, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2016
    If you have a 36 volt v-glide Club Car and looking for more power options and a greater top speed you should look into upgrading to 48 volts. The first thing you must find out is if the cart is a resistor car or if it has an electronic controller.

    The following things must be replaced when upgrading these carts.


    Resistor Cart with 1 solenoid:
    1. Solenoid - Swap out the old solenoid and replace it with a heavy duty 48 volt.
    2. Batteries - Purchase six new 8 volt batteries.
    3. Battery Charger - In order to charge these batteries, you must purchase a 48 volt charger for the cart.
    You do not have to upgrade the motor.

    Older Resistor Cart with 5 solenoids:
    1. Solenoids - Swap out all 5 of the solenoids and replace it with 48 volt solenoids.
    2. Batteries - Purchase six new 8 volt batteries.
    3. Battery Charger - In order to charge these batteries, you must purchase a 48 volt charger for the cart.
    You do not have to upgrade the motor.

    Electronic Control Cart:
    1. Electronic Controller - The old 36 volt controller must be replaced with a 400 amp controller rated at 48 volts.
    2. Solenoid - Swap out the old solenoid and replace it with a heavy duty 48 volt.
    3. Wires - Replace all wires with a #4 gage wire.
    4. Batteries - Purchase six new 8 volt batteries.
    5. Battery charger - In order to charge these batteries, you must purchase a 48 volt charger for the cart.
    You do not have to upgrade the motor.
     
  2. I have the old resister cart with 5 solenoids what would be a good solenoid to convert to 48 volt
     
  3. there are a few ... but if you go with a heavy duty you will have to find a way to get it bolted down
     
  4. I think that I could fab up a bracket to mount the solenoids. I was checking if I should go with standard or heavy duty like 400 amp I was just given another club car just like the other one 36 volt with 5 solenoids. I think it will be a fun project I was also thinking about trying to upgrade to the 48 volt ac system but that is expensive and someone told me that your battery pack will only last about 3 years. Crash have you done any research on that?
     
  5. NO ... BUT IT IS WHAT I'VE HEARD ALSO
    THE 36V CARTS ARE ALOT OF FUN TO WORK ON AND MOD
     

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