The electrical systems on your golf car are designed to operate in a wide range of environments and last for many years if well-maintained. Routine checks should be performed to ensure that a small problem does not become a major repair or cause injuries. This post is not about performing the maintenance, but about safety while using and servicing your electrical system. Continue reading
Recently, we had a service call to repair a battery charger for a local business which was not operational. The charger has been stored outside for years with little to no protection from the elements. Below we discuss our findings below and the condition of the battery charger circuit boards within.
When E-Z-GO introduced its RXV model golf cart in 2008, it was a drastic departure from the “norm”, in the fact that it has no mechanical wheel brakes. Rather than use traditional wheel brakes, E-Z-GO elected to go with the inherent regenerative braking available with AC, coupled with a disk style motor brake pad located on the end of the motor. We recently had an RXV golf cart in our shop with serious problems to this brake disk, which nearly resulted in a serious accident for the driver. Continue reading
We get a multitude of questions about how to gain more power from an electric golf cart. As with many questions of this nature, there are several means to an end. Below, we will discuss how to increase your torque to gain more power from an electric golf cart, as well as define some basic terminology to help understand these concepts.
We get lots of questions regarding battery terminal repair on electric golf carts. Often, the need to repair the terminal is due to a melted post, or other scenario that does not allow the power wires to be secured to the terminal. Rather than replace an otherwise good battery, we’ve gotten creative over the years and have learn how to easily handle this battery terminal repair.
Golf cart fuel pump problems can often be caused by a clogged up pump due to debris and other foreign objects. We did another tutorial last month regarding golf cart fuel pump problems, but we had a special case in the shop a few days ago and thought it might be worth a follow-up. Below, we’ll discuss this case and fuel pump in further detail.
We often receive questions about checking golf cart charger diodes. We have prepared a great tutorial to explain what a diode is, what it does, how to test it, and replacement procedures. These procedures are relatively simple, but a multi-meter with the capability of testing continuity will be need for testing.