The AC Edge is Here!
You've been hearing about AC motors and controllers for some time. We've been building installing AC conversions onto custom vehicles in-house since about 2004. We've got more than 5 years of testing, a great supplier, and several dozen satisfied AC customers under our belt, including some celebrities. We're finally offering this kit for sale to the general public for installation.
As a preface to our AC kit presentation, we need to say that this kit is not for everyone. It is expensive to DC counterparts, but the benefits in efficiency, and performance are well worth the money. This is not a motor and controller upgrade and this is not for your grandma's golf cart. This is a complete change of the electrical system of your cart. Almost everything must be gutted from your existing cart, and the kit will help you upgrade the entire electrical system from the ground up. So, that being said, if you do not have a reasonable knowledge of electricity as well as mechanical skills, this kit may not be your cup of tea. In which case, you'll want to seek out a reputable and knowledgeable shop in your area to complete the installation for you. We do not have the margins or this item, nor the man power to provide unlimited technical support on this installation. It comes with great instructions and is not rocket science to install, but it is involved. For the price listed, you will receive one free hour of technical support via phone, or e-mail. Anything above and beyond that level of tech support will be pre-paid in advance by the hour at a rate of $65/hour, which is our standard shop labor rate.
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From this page we only offer a 48V AC Conversion System, but we also offer a 72V AC Conversion System as well (coming soon online). Due to the complex programming required to install, we will need to know a lot of information about your cart prior to shipping. The controller comes pre-programmed to your specs for your cart. The details and variables are too complex to acquire through this internet interface, therefore, upon a completed order being placed online, our tech support staff will contact you via phone or e-mail to gather the needed details for programming. Since this is specifically programmed for your needs and your cart, it may be 7-10 days before the system actually ships out. Be sure to fill out all of your contact information fully on your order so we can get in touch with you for programming details. No kit will be shipped out for any reason without full required specifications and details of the cart onto which it will be installed being provided to GCC.com.
We previously offered this system with either a 450A or 650A controller. However, the 450A controller has been discontinued and we now only offer the 650A version, which offers a significantly higher mount of torque vs. the 450A version.
If you want to read more detailed information about this system, what it does, how it works, and is installed, please read our article, "The AC Edge"
Please also visit our "Custom Carts" section online where we display many (not all) of the nice custom vehicles we've built over the years using this same AC Conversion System.
Posted by Paul Fredrickson on 20th Oct 2015
This golf car started as a lifted 36 volt EZGO reconditioned/customized by DG Golf Carts in Jacksonville, FL. It had a torque/speed switch and the folks at DG said it would climb our hill just fine. After burning up three reverse switches, five cables, and melting one battery terminal I ordered and installed this kit.
The kit is intimidating on arrival. But after studying the electrical diagrams and trusting that the engineers' planning is correct, the assembly just falls into place. Minor details such as gauge and switch placement are annoying but not a project stopper.
This machine will now accelerate up the hill which formerly burned cables in the DC configuration. It leaves my RXV Freedom behind on the climb. We keep it in Golf Mode as that is plenty of power and speed. It needs to charge much less than the 36v configuration for the same work. This conversion is better than a new cart.
Michael Williams is full of detailed knowledge about the kit and responds to emails quickly and they are thorough in their discussion of your issue.