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OwnerRod Hower
Owner's Other EVsElec Trak E-15
Kyle's Gocart
2009 Fairplay Goat
2009 Chrysler GEM E4
Bad Boy Buggy LT
LocationAkron, Ohio United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1995 Club Car
golf cart
MotorKinetek Controls 3-Phase AC
NEV motor
ControllerKinetek Controls 600A, 72Vdc
Batteries8 Saft STM-180, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerGeneral Electric
10 Kw PFC (Lockheed Martin design)
Also using a Kinetek Controls Mark III
DC/DC Converter
my own homebrew, 30 Amps max.
InstrumentationKinetek Controls BDI, about the same size as an Emeter
Top Speed30 MPH (48 KPH)
30mph on the flat, regen limited to 32 on downhill
Rangepretty much all day with 4 neighborhood kids
Seating Capacity2 adults, a couple of kids standing on the back and a few sitting on the front. Also use it to haul kayak's to the lake and lots of other lake toys.
Curb Weight700 Pounds (318 Kilograms)
TiresGoodyear Eagle tires with polished aluminum rims from
Conversion TimeOngoing since 1998, most recent upgrade to 3 phase AC took 2 weeks
Conversion CostPaid $200 for the cart with some trade-ins that where free, batteries where free, all controls where free (it's nice to have connections). Paid $400 for the rims and tires.
Additional FeaturesAll new homebrew wire harness
oversize 300 Amp GE forklift line contactor
has headlights, tail lights and automotive horn. Rear view mirror, chrome steering shaft, GT1 steering wheel
This is the Lamborgini of golf carts :-)

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