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Old 12-23-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
 
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I have a electric golf cart that runs on 14.4V 10000 ma.
The problem that I have is I can't replace the battery with the same.
I can get batteries that are 12V but the amperage I would like to use is 24 amps.
My question is can I run the cart with the 24 amp battery. The power is routed thru an on off switch , thru a ciruit board up to a rotary speed control on off switch then down to the motor.
Thanks to anyone that can help

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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The higher the amp-hour battery capacity, the longer the run time. If you get two hours out of a 20 A-h battery, you should in principle get four hours out of a 40 A-h battery.
Two 6v batteries in series at 24 A-h each gives you a 12v 24 A-h battery.
The cart circuitry is only concerned with peak and average current draw, which is not very related to battery capacity.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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What is the vendor / model of the orginal battery the golf cart manufacturer calls for?
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As mentioned the original was 14.4 V 10000 ma ( 10)
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That's what I thought but I hooked it up to my Van battery and I cooked the curcuit board. I kind of think I got the + & - reversed.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:02 PM   #6
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As mentioned the original was 14.4 V 10000 ma ( 10)
If this was in responce to the question of vendor / model, this is not the vendor / model, rather voltage and capacilty... I was interested in vendor / model as the voltage and capacity stated seem rather odd from the norm.
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Yes it is an odd voltage. The Cart is the Hawk Golf Caddy U can google it but it is no longer being made and the battery for it is 14.4 volt 10000 ma. which also is no longer available. You can have it rebuilt for $300 , I don't think so.
Hope this clears things up
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May I offer this advice, with good intentions: I also own an older golf cart, an '87 E-Z-GO which was a basket case when I paid a few dollars for it. This forum offers great advice for DIY people, BUT- I highly recommend that you look into the golf cart forum at "www.Buggies Unlimited.com". The people on there are the golf cart guru's for all types of carts. I'm not saying you are in the wrong forum to get answers, but they are "golf cart specfic". Those guys offered me so much advice as to how to get my cart back up and running, and now I'm the Grandkids "just coolest" Granddaddy. Good Luck, Merry Christmas, David
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