How does electric golf carts work?
an electric motor drives the cart, similar to an electric car or a gocart.
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It was invented in Scotland in 1946. The golf cart was invented by John "Doc" Keegan, a retired dentist.
Answer . Those are usually micro switches. They sense the location of the pedal when you're pushing it. They can also be brake lights if you have a turn signal & brake light package installed.
There are no governors on electric golf carts. What you can do is tear off the front cover, which is almost the hood of the cart, if you will. After you have torn it off, you will see a hinge that you will need to take a welding gun or an Allen wrench to,depending on what brand car you have. Then yo…u need to disconnect the hinge. After you have done this, it's best to floor the cart on a downhill to make sure it goes fast. Then at the very bottom of the hill where momentum is the greatest, slam on your brake to make sure the hinge is totally broken. You will most likely burn some rubber, but you'll be fine. ****DO NOT DO THAT***** Actually a lot of electric golf carts have programmable motor controllers that can be re-programmed to increase or decrease the speed. Look under your cart.....near the motor, there should be 3 cables running from the motor to the controller if your cart has one. Write down the model....then go to the buggies unlimited golf cart forum where they will give you free advice! email@example.com ( Full Answer )
You are better off to purchase a new system that can be easily installed or removed from your golf cart and put in any other vehicle if wanted. The latest technology offers that and much more, it is called the Millennium Plus and is available from www.findvehicle.net at a very reasonable price.
See Related Links . See the Related Links for "Valley View Golf Carts Can help" to the bottom for the answer.. You can ask those guys at Valley View Golf Carts and they can e-mail you what you need. You can also go to Buggiesunlimited that I have included and search for what you need. You will h…ave to have the year and the make of your cart. ( Full Answer )
No A lot of golf carts now if they are electric have motor controllers that can be programmed. Check with the Buggies Unlimited or Buggies Gopne Wild Golf Cart Forum
This set up will not work due to the lack of the electrical ignitor to handle the engines RPM's
Answer . There is no better gas or electric. Only what works better for you and what you are using it for. Some hunters prefer electric because they are quiet while other hunters prefer gas because they might be farther out than an electric can carry them. We use electrics at work simply because …we can plug it in easier than filling it up. ( Full Answer )
if all your batteries are good and charged up you have a bad speed solenoid if your cart is older than 1993. But, if its a newer cart you could have a bad controller box. Make sure your batteries are good, it only takes one bad cell in one battery to mess things up sometimes
The information below is the dry weight without batteries or modifications direct from the manufacturer. Most often electric golf carts weigh less than gasoline golf carts. Club Car Precedent Electric: 495 Pounds Club Car Precedent Gas: 606 Pounds Club Car DS IQ-System Electric: 498 Pounds Club Ca…r DS Gas: 619 Pounds EZGO RXV Electric: 571 Pounds EZGO RXV Gas: 697 Pounds EZGO Medalist/TXT Electric: 550 Pounds EZGO Medalist/TXT Gas: 750 Pounds EZGO Marathon Electric: N/A EZGO Marathon Gas: N/A Yamaha The Drive Electric: 535 Pounds Yamaha The Drive Gas: 536 Pounds Yamaha G22 Electric: 549 Pounds Yamaha G22 Gas: 670 Pounds Yamaha G19 Electric: 560 Pounds Yamaha G19 Gas: N/A Yamaha G16 Electric: 560 Pounds Yamaha G16 Gas: 653 Pounds Yamaha G14 Electric: 560 Pounds Yamaha G14 Gas: 661 Pounds Yamaha G9 Electric: 519 Pounds Yamaha G9 Gas: 606 Pounds Yamaha G8 Electric: 556 Pounds Yamaha G8 Gas: 672 Pounds Yamaha G5 Sun Classic: 798 Pounds Yamaha G2 Electric: N/A Yamaha G2 Gas: 606 Pounds Yamaha G1 Gas: 684 Pounds. ( Full Answer )
On the road? Ya need a driver's license.. In the community? Teenager, but not an idiot.. Country Club? Teen, but don't drive stupid.. Bottom Line is 15 where there are cars around and inside a community where carts are permitted. Don't ever go on city streets, the law will just pull you over.. I…f you're a country mountain hillbilly, then 10, or 11, and get the deer rifle out as well... ( Full Answer )
Choose weatherproof, mid range voltage radio and speakers. Securely attach the radio and speakers to the frame of the cart wherever you feel is convenient and out of the way. Bolts are better if you can manage it. Seal the tops of the bolts or screws with moisture proof sealant. Connect the red w…ire on the back of the radio to a positive terminal and the black to a negative terminal. Attach the speakers to the radio. ( Full Answer )
no. you have to be 16 or older. and have your licence's. some states allow you to drive a golf cart at age 15 if you have your permit. otherwise you have to have your licence. sorry.
You can either purchase a motor controller combo or visit your local club car dealer. Some, not all club car dealers can re-program your controller for more speed. Typically you will loose low end torque when they re-program for more speed. If you can't live with that a new motor and high output con…troller will allow you to keep your low end torque. ( Full Answer )
You can make an electric club car golf cart go faster by purchasing a more efficient engine. An engine that has full force power can help the club car go faster.
The dealer will have a handheld device that can increase the speed to a maximum of 19.5 mph. It is only a matter of unlocking the controller. Very simple..
It depends. There is an EZ-GO cart which is battery powered, which runs sort of like an electric car but without an engine the battery powers the wheels, or there is the gas powered which pretty much runs the same way as a lawn mower.
Charger will not charge batteries and will start at low charge thenpeak then drop then shut off?
you lean a little foward. An electric golf cart can be made faster by installing a largerbattery or higher output engine. The power cables must also beupgraded to handle the increased load.
I have a blog that can show you electric golf carts maybe you will find what are looking for here (I ) http://push-pull-golf-cart.blogspot.com/ The new Powakaddy Freeway 2 weighs 9kg without battery, 11.5kg with the lithium battery and 19kg with the lead acid battery. . Most electric golf cars will… weigh between 850 to 950 pounds with the batteries. On average an electric cart w/o batteries will weigh between 600 - 700 lbs. ( Full Answer )
The battery is probably running out. A battery for an electric trolley usually only lasts around 70 rounds you should charge it up and try it next time. If the problem persists you may need a new one.
What you arereferring to is a manual transmission car. Golf carts are electric. there is no clutch in a golf cart.
KISS Answer: An electrical motor converts electric energy by using electrical energy from the battery to mechanical energy by coursing the electricity through coils of wires that are in a magnetic field. The negative charge of the battery is repulsed by a positive charge created by magnets in the mo…tor. This causes the motor to rotate, and mechanical gears and such rotate the axle which drives the wheel. Eventually the battery will expel all its electrical energy by this process. The regenerative braking reverses some of this action by creating an electrical current from the mechanical action of the wheels. The charge of electricity is produced by rotating a set of wires within the magnetic field. The energy source is created by the resistance of the wires rotating within the magnetic field. So the kinetic energy of the wheels is used to create electrical energy which is stored in the battery. You can't get something out of nothing, so the conversion of the mechanical energy to electrical energy causes the motor to slow down, and the cart to brake. ELECTRICAL ENERGY (BATTERY) > MOTOR = INCREASED MOTION (DEPLETING BATTERY) KINETIC ENERGY (MOVING CART) > BATTERY = DECREASED MOTION (CHARGING BATTERY) ( Full Answer )
The dry weight of a golf cart is typically around 500-550 pounds and each battery weighs between 60-70 pounds, so it depends on how many batteries your cart has.
Electric, save money by using electric and the charge will last long. The gas golf cart may go faster though.
Cigarette on the seat?? Gas can on the back? Tell us more info here...\n\nContinued charging on a dry battery pack is one of many, but the most common. Mis-wired battery pack, can do it as well.\n\nHave you checked the batteries to see if they have water in them? If totally dry, you need to fill eac…h cell in every battery with DISTILLED WATER ONLY, to about 1/4" or a little more, over the top of the lead plates in every battery.\n\nIf your cart is back in operation, does the charger click on now and begin to charge when plugged in? If not, you'll need to charge up each battery individually.\n\nGive us more info and particulars. ( Full Answer )
the main thing is to keep the battery charged and check the water level in the battery..also clean the outside of the battery with baking soda and water as some cleaning fluids can be too abrasive.Keep an eye on the tyre pressure too.Spray wd40 periodically around all joints.
Some times the cables between batteries corrode and it cause a disconnect- check all cables on the posts to see if one is broken.
Normally, it can be done by closing the throttle plate or closing another plate downstream towards the engine. And oftentimes, you just have to reconnect the cable without intervening linkage. This happen when the throttle cable from the gas pedal sends a "request" to a spring-loaded linkage that it… counteracted by the fan-driven governor. If there is a governor plate downstream between carb and engine, remove it and its shaft, and plug the shaft holes with screws. ( Full Answer )
wash out the battery and refilo withn a mixdture of exsun sale and distiller water
No. Mini golf courses do not have golf carts because they are small enough to walk around at. Also, all you are carrying is a putter so there is no need for a cart to carry all your clubs!
You must be 13 or older to drive a golf cart on the golf course and main streets in these states; Alamaba, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Although in other states i am not sure.
First you will need to identify the problem. Then maybe a quick how to guide may be found. Or contact manufacturer.
Say you put an alternator on the back wheels of golf cart and as the front wheels are spinning it is producing electricity to power the golf cart why doesnt the golf cart stay powered by the alternato?
Because not enough current is produced by this means to continue todrive the golf cart.
normally they all go around 20 mph unless you mod them or somtimes petrol I have an 18 hp 72 volt Alternating Current Golf Cart with a 500 amp Curtis motor controller.....It is programmed right now for low speed and it goes 0 to 27 mph in about 5 seconds! You can upgrade motor parts and build them… to go pretty fast! Check out Buggies Gone Wild.....or Alternating Current....or Buggies Unlimited. ( Full Answer )
Check your local laws, but on a golf course it is highly unlikely, club rules usually state the person must be 18 years old or older.
Go to any golf cart dealership. A lot of people get their cartspainted in custom colors. but u can also but it and have a bodyshop painted, and it wount cost u as much as if u have it done bythem. and they probably gonna do the same thing. take it to a bodyshop... You can buy a pink golf cart from E…lectric Vehicles Oceania [Googleit] ( Full Answer )
Electric golf carts operate from a DC voltage supply which is supplied by batteries. These batteries have to be charged on a regular basis. The voltage the battery charger operates on is governed by the manufacturer of the battery charger. Check the nameplate on the charger to see what voltage AC is… required. Usually the chargers operate on 110 volts, but in some high capacity chargers they will operate on 220 volts. The nameplate will tell you what voltage is needed to operate the charger. That depends on the charger being used. Either is available. ( Full Answer )
Will charger work if Batteries on a ez go golf cart are all the way down Cart has not been charged in a year?
Yes it will work. Check the electrolyte in all the batteries and make sure they are full. Any that are low of fluid then add distilled water. Do not add tap water and only add distilled water. Once they are all full, plug the charger in and let it fully charge the batteries. If the cart will not run… for at least 18 holes of golf one or more of the batteries needs replacing. ( Full Answer )
I plug my Cart into a timed outlet. I have it set to turn on 12 hours before I come home.
Is it gas or electric? As a factory mechanic, I have slowed many fleets down, because the conditions were unsafe for higher speeds. Most electric cars under 5 years old are changed by connecting a hand held device and changing the speed in the controller electronically Some older controllers are slo…wed by changing a physical wire connection. Older than 12 years are unable to control slow speed. In gas models, you can change the speed by screwing in or out, the governor or the throttle stop on the carburetor. ( Full Answer )
Yes, just about all of them have an automatic shut off for the charging system so they do not overcharge. It's a good idea to exercise the batteries regularly though.
It depends on a variety of factors 1. voltage and amperage of your system/batteries 2. gear ratio 3. tire size 4. controller type 5. weight of cart/payload 6. terrain 7. wind factor 8. stop and go factor 9. temperature 10. rolling resistance of drive train
Deep-cycle batteries are what power golf carts. However just one battery would not be enough, so they use battery packs instead. It's not expensive since you can just recharge after every use.
Yes a old ford or old jeep style starter solenoid works fine The answer is no the automobile solenoid will not work. The one from the auto is a starter relay made to do momentary contact. The connection is to spin the starter and start the auto engine. *** The golf car solenoid is a continuous duty …type that is wired for staying engaged for long periods of time. The auto one will usually work about half and hour to one hour and then it will shut down. Usually it will cool and work again but sometimes it will burn the wiring inside to the electro magnet. Save yourself time, money, and trouble. Buy the correct one. 540-412-1298 for parts. ( Full Answer )
That depends on the Manufacturer. It is officially YAMAHA GOLF CARS. EZ-GO GOLF CARTS. CLUB CAR. It is an automobile by definition, and needs the respect of an automobile. It is not a toy or amusement. Too many people are injured and killed because they were reckless.
There are a plethora of accessories. You can get customized window stickers to show creativity. You can get get some comfier seats, and cup holders. This can be pricey.
When it either runs out of battery or when it is nearly dead! :L . Best rule of thumb is to recharge when the batteries are at about 60% capacity. You should not recharge every time you run down the street to the store, operating for 5 minutes. If you have a cumulative running time of about 20 minu…tes, then you should recharge. Battery packs have about 1000 charge cycles. That is their life span. A fleet car used and charged every day = 3 1/2 years. I have seen batteries, well cared for and charged sparingly, last 10 years. ( Full Answer )
Plug your cart in to a battery source, i.e. a power plug in your garage or something to that effect. Then, when it charges, you will be good to go! Hope this helps! :)
If you were able to connect it to the drive axle it possibly could. -Connections to axles and transmissions are all important in this kind of conversion.