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


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    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. Click here to find out!

    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.

    Q&A
    How do I wire my batteries in a 48 volt club car
    Look here for the battery wiring: http://www.golfcartsforum.com/forum/...wiring-diagram

    I was thinking of the question of up grading to 48 volt. What is the advantage?
    You will notice overall more power, longer lasting power, and a slightly greater top speed. You will be able to travel longer distance with less charging.
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