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48v ~vs~ 36v

48v ~vs~ 36v

Postby Cody » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:16 pm

48v ~vs~ 36v -- Who'd win?


Hi. I have an old 36v EZGO it's a 94 Medalist. I'm thinking about buying a 96 48V Club Car.

Is there a substancial performance increase with the 48V system. Is the Club Car better too because of the Aluminum Frame, I'm assuming the aluminum makes for a lighter frame lighter, ie; faster?

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Postby Nate » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:09 pm

Stock for stock the 36V and 48V carts would be even. A 36V motor power with 48V would win all else the same.

I think there are more gear ratios available for the Club Car diff. this depends on the year of the CC.
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Postby George A. Gianni » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:13 pm

Hello Cody,

The battery Differance is about 100 lbs on the plus side for the 48v and the alminum frame is about .3444 x steel, this might make for a push. You should better off , mainly on the controllers capability and the 48v motor speed. But ,there still might a factory limit on the controller. There could be acceleration control and regen deceleration for max. energy recovery which could lead to a longer battery life between charging. Look into the controller and motor used in the 48 v unit.

I hope some of this helps.

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Postby jssneptune » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:55 pm

My stock CC 48v only went 12mph. so I first got new motor (19 mph). then tires 22mph. then controller (25 mph. motor in high speed). next batteries.
Use what you have. same motor. two more 6 volts batteries and charger.(if resistor) or 48v controller.
hope this helps
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Postby Cody » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:27 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I'm not so much concerned about speed. I suppose my OP was a little misleading..

I was really just curious about what benefits there may be in having a 48v cart over a 36v cart. Reading the above post it seems that the biggest real benefit may be in the run time between charges. Is this right?

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Re: upgrades

Postby Cody » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:31 pm

jssneptune wrote:My stock CC 48v only went 12mph. so I first got new motor (19 mph). then tires 22mph. then controller (25 mph. motor in high speed). next batteries.
Use what you have. same motor. two more 6 volts batteries and charger.(if resistor) or 48v controller.
hope this helps
jss


Are you saying that I can run my 36v cart on 48v if I change out the controller? What would my benefits be? I'm getting ready to purchase new batteries. If 48v conversion is an option maybe I need to consider it then I could purchase 8v batteries rather than 6v.
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