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Old 11-21-2017, 08:57 PM
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Cushman titan cart

Hi all-

I bought a cushman titan 3000 cart. The cart would move and drive when I bought it, but only a few feet.

I got it home, and installed new 6 volt golf cart batteries. I replaced all six with new batteries from Rural King.

I changed the batteries one at a time, and made sure everything was wired the same.

The problem is I can only drive it about 1000 feet before it slowes to a crawl.

The battery charger said it was working.

I donít know where to start

Any ideas?


Steve
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:25 PM
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did you have to put the acid in the new batteries?
the only reason i ask is because so many people put the acid in and then hook up the charger.
the acid needs time to soak in.i learned the hard way.
i now let the acid sit overnight before i slow charge them.also helps to have a smart charger.
just a thought
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:06 PM
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No batteries were pre filled.


I used the charger and charged for about 6 hr
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:43 PM
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Don't know anything about them, but few questions pop in my head.

Was it wired right before you got it?
Already a project for someone who could have wired it wrong?
Have the original schematic?
Voltage when its running versus when its crawling?
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:50 PM
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Have you got any way of checking the current drawn by the motors? I have a clip on DC ammeter that cost around £80 here in the UK? If you know an electrician they may have something you could borrow.
Have you checked that nothing is mechanically tight causing excessive current draw by the motors?
Also check all cables for continuity to try and rule out a bad connection which could be high resistance which would affect the motors current draw.

Adam

Edit, may also be worth seeing if the motor brush packs are good, and check the resistance across any contactors/ solonoids which feed the motors

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Old 11-25-2017, 09:00 PM
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i rebuilt a cushman gas powered thingamabob before for a customer.
the only other thing i can help you with is to send you to the cushman forums.
remarkably many people hotrod these things.
12 inch lifts,50 hp. etc.....
don't know why but they do it.
these guys know everything about cushmans
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