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Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby bulldog90 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:06 am

Despite the well heeded advice I purchased the bad boy buggy anwyay - it was cheap - at least the entrance cost. One question is can I convert the charger inlet to an ez go or other 48v system?

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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby Drive Electric » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:30 am

a standard flooded lead-acid battery pack will not really care to much what charger unit is being used. you can set up a charge port for clubcar, parcar, yamaha, ezgo whatever you want. the only thing you need to be mindful of is the amp hour or capacity of the battery. if you put in a very high capacity battery pack you will have to change the algorithm of a charger or just keep the one that came with the car. most lester chargers are preset to charge a standard battery, about a 210-225 amp hour capacity
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby dougmcp » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:43 am

bulldog90 wrote:Despite the well heeded advice I purchased the bad boy buggy anwyay - it was cheap - at least the entrance cost. One question is can I convert the charger inlet to an ez go or other 48v system? Thanks

Yes, any connection will work. Why are you wanting to change the charger receptacle?
If you are changing the charger avoid the ones for Club Cars as they use an on board computer as part of the charger.
If you're buying a new charger, get a smart charger.
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby bulldog90 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:52 pm

The cart came without a charger - it was stolen - as such the bad boy dealership told me the charger receptor was unique to bad boy. Perhaps it is not. I just did not want to pay $450 for a remanufactured charger from them vs a better known brand.

I guess the first question is whether or not they are universal
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby dougmcp » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:36 pm

Post up a photo of the receptacle.
Almost every charger is universal (except ClubCar), it's basically just the connection.
You can buy a brand new 48v smart charger for as little as $150.
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby caddiemaster » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:21 am

The "price" was right huh? How much did they pay you to haul it off?

All joking aside---

To my knowlege, all BBB came with the crowfoot charger plug. The most common type of plug used in older golf carts.

Older BBB's came with a good quality Lestermatic charger, the newer ones came with a piece of junk Chinese made charger.

They used 8 six volt Trojan T145 batteries.

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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby bulldog90 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:30 am

Okay took a picture but cannot get it to up load Essentially it look like / \ that and it has Lester written on the plug - so I am guessing based on the earlier discussion it is an older model lester.
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby dougmcp » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:52 am

Does this look like it: http://www.buggiesunlimited.com/golf-ca ... UNV%203411

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* Universal D.C. Charger Cord Set
* Two-pronged molded gray DC cords
* Fits pre-1982 36V Club Car models (OEM# 1016433-01)
* Fits pre-1982 36V Columbia/Harley-Davidson models(OEM# 66063-69B)
* Fits pre-1982 36V EZGO models (OEM# 14835-G1)
* Fits 36V Yamaha Lester chargers (OEM# not available)
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby bulldog90 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:24 am

That is it - Will the cord work for a 48v system
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby dougmcp » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:25 am

bulldog90 wrote:That is it - Will the cord work for a 48v system

Yes.
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby caddiemaster » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:41 pm

The receptacle that says Lester on it is a seperate item available from Lester. Even if it has a different mfg charger it would still probably have a receptacle made by Lester. That crowfoot plug and receptacle is very generac. It has been used by many different golf car manufacturers for decades and in carts from 24 volts to 48 volts.

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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby caddiemaster » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:43 pm

I have seen this before, if frame gets bent, or cart is in a wreck or something like that, the steel battery hold down on battery behind the charger receptacle can get slammed against the charger receptacle and short out the wiring, causing the melted wires and insulation. It can also short out the electrical system.

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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby bulldog90 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:13 pm

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Thanks - I spoke with Tech service at Bad Boy and they shared a wiring diagram with me - so I think I have it wired back to the original diagram - minus 4 wires that do not show up on the diagram (three red and an orange wire that I traced back to the key switch and volt meter - they were bundled together and wired to a positive terminal) . I am going to buy batteries tonight and we will see if I am lucky. I doubt it but we will see. I will update the progress - I really appreciate all of the help.
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby bulldog90 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:21 pm

Well no luck. The lights donor even cone on
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Re: Charger Conversion - Bad Boy Buggy

Postby dougmcp » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:30 pm

What lights? Headlights, controller light, charging light?
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