Category: General Golf Cart Ownership

Personally I gauge all my vehicles by how cool they look and how fast they go… I could careless about air conditioning or cruise control, but that is just me. Which brings me full circle to the specific topic of today. Golf carts… Why are they so popular today? Then the how and why we like them conversation. My answer to how I would like one would be FAST!!! but quiet….Actually it would be Really FAST!!!!!! but still quiet. Lets face it golf carts are slow, and compared to my standards really slow. I am the guy that has hit 180-200 mph on the way to work just because I can. Then there is the fact that if you have a bomb under foot sooner or later you are gonna test it! So that means you would need a really fast high performance electric golf cart motor and powerful operating system to make that happen. Continue Reading

This Blog article is for all those people out there that are just not happy with the overall performance of their golf cart and want to upgrade the electric motor. Or the complete system motor, controller, cables and contactors. So the first thing you will need to know is what year, make and model golf cart do you own. See our How to find out what year and model golf cart do I own article if you do not know or where to look to find out.

Next you will need to determine if your golf cart has a Series Motor or a Regen Motor. This is fairly straight forward. You will have several tell tail signs that will help you determine the type of electric golf cart motor and system that is in your golf cart.

How To Determine The Difference Between Series or Regen Electric Golf Cart Motors

Customers ask me all the time for a faster motor or want to make their golf cart faster. I ask what kind of cart do you have? What is the set up Series or Regen? Same answer – I Don’t Know??? How can I tell they ask, so here you go a few basic ways to find out quickly.

Regen Carts – “Golf Carts with regenerative braking systems.”

  1. If you have a Run / Tow or Run / Maint. switch under the seat it is a Regen motor. See Picture below…
  2. If your golf cart motor has wires coming out the end and has a speed sensor it is a Regen Motor.
  3. If your golf cart has a toggle switch for the Forward / Reverse Selector you have a regen cart
  4. Lastly if you are under the golf cart and you see two different size threaded anchor bolts 2x @1/4″-20 and 2x @5/16″-20 it is a regen motor.
Series Carts – ” Golf carts with series motors. “
  1. If you look under the seat and you Do NOT have a Run / Tow or Run / Maint. Switch it is a Series Motor System.
  2. If you do not have wires coming out the end of the motor or speed sensor you have plain motor or Series motor system.
  3. If your golf cart has a handle and throw lever for the Forward / Reverse Selector you have a Series Motor
  4. Lastly if you are under the golf cart and you see two different sets of threaded anchor bolts but all are the same size 5/16″-20 it is a series motor.
  Hopefully this is helpful for those out there looking to purchase a new high performance electric golf cart motor or motor/controller kit. We always say leave comments and questions concerning your golf carts motive power system here should you have any questions or still need assistance. It is also always best to just give us a call prior to making a purchase when wanting to upgrade these components on your golf cart. Pete’s Team is always here to help. 772-247-GOLF
How To and Why Should You Replace the Battery Cables on Your Golf Cart or Battery Bank

Lets start off with the Why… Your Electric Golf Carts system is designed to store energy in the battery bank and distribute that energy to your golf carts electric motor to create motive power to carry you down the road, trail or across the green. The only way you can get that power to the golf cart motor is via the conductors or cables connecting all your golf cart batteries.

If you notice your original golf cart cables are cracked or showing exposed wire during your usual inspections they should be replaced immediately. If your connectors are showing signs of corrosion they should be cleaned and protected immediately with a product like BatteryPete’s Corrosion Block or Preventative. This is because where ever there is resistance it will generate heat but also severely limit the performance of your golf carts electric system. ( Picture a beautiful natural fresh water mountain stream. Come Spring time it is flowing well as the snow in the mountains above starts to melt. (This would be your battery cable system in good form.) Then Mr. Beaver decides to build a nice little damn and block the flow of your stream, this is what you get with the electricity trying to pass thru a electrical system with corrosion on connections, frayed wires, or loose connections. ( Even more so apparent on high performance systems when you would upgrade the motor/controller in your golf cart to provide more speed or torque ) In this case just bigger diameter wires are needed to handle the additional flow of voltage and amperage.

So when the time comes to replace those battery cables you will want to do one specific thing before you dig into your afternoon project. Get your smart phone out and snap a few pictures. This way you have a frame of reference and can go back to if need be to make sure you wire up the battery bank correctly. Usually after removal of all cables and / or before we will clean the area and battery terminals. Depending on how bad they are will determine the course of action. Usually we will hit them with a small wire brush and then spray off with a hose or pressure washer. Water dilutes battery acid and a good time to clean out the battery hold on your golf cart to curb corrosion damage. Also nicer to work in a clean area…

After that we will spray a corrosion preventative on all the battery terminals, let sit for a few minutes and proceed to attach new battery cables to all the batteries in question. Being sure to attach with a SS nut and SS Lock Washer on every connection to make sure they do not corrode or come loose over time. ” Remember – resistance generates heat!” A loose wire under a load ( You holding the gas pedal to the floor for a few minutes) will cause a battery connector to melt straight through to the plastic battery case… ” Which will require a battery replacement or repair ” Both can be expensive! Preventive maintenance is always the best approach to vehicle ownership. Once you have connected all the batteries again with the new battery cables, you should go back through each connection and double check it is snug ( A Good quarter turn with a ratchet on each will ensure success ) Then last but not least another round of spraying some Anti-Corrosive on the battery terminals to prevent corrosion build up.

BatteryPete offers replacement golf cart cables for any make and model golf cart as well as Corrosion Preventative to get the job done right. Whether it is a individual jumper wire lead or a complete set of golf cart battery cables. Available in 2 AWG, 4 AWG and 6 AWG. All of BatteryPete’s Cables and Connectors are manufactured and assembled right here in the good ole’ US of A! If you need a specific cable length or terminal end you can always give Pete’s team a call with your specifications. They even make custom length cable just for your cart or project. All Golf Cart Battery related items are also available here on Pete’s Golf Carts Store as well. Pick up you new set of Golf Cart Battery Cables Today!

Golf Cart Rear Seat Cushions - FAQ

Golf Cart Rear Seat Cushion Sets – FAQ

If you are in search of a new replacement set of golf cart rear seat cushions you may need to review the basic information below we find customer ask most frequently when shopping for new golf cart rear seat cushions. It should be know that all major golf cart manufacturers like Club Car, Ezgo and Yamaha do not make a Rear Flip Seat for their golf carts. They are all aftermarket accessories. You will find probably 15-20 manufacturers over the years have made these… so not all are equal. Though most of them are standardized to the point our golf cart rear seat cushions will work as a quality replacement. We do have a cart specific vinyl color but all are built around a Universal board. Which is a quality plastic board designed to be attached to your rear seat kit in a couple of ways and to avoid wood rot or degrading from the elements over the years. Read on to learn more and maybe one of the following answered questions applies to your questions as well prior to purchase. Ready to Shop? Follow Me to Pete’s Seat Section.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:

Question – Do the sizes of the cushions vary on the Club Car golf cart or are they a standard sizeof one size fits all?
– migflyer
Answer – Front seats on all carts are standard “For Sure” Club Car, Ezgo and Yamaha make their own bolstered or shaped seat. But none of these guys make their own rear seat kit… All are after market… probably 20 manufacturers make a rear seat kit… Most are standard size but best to measure length and wide of rear seat bottom to confirm that our universal board design will work… Really you just need the seat bottom to cover the factory drilled holes in the seat kit… Then we usually just run in a flat head wood type screw into the plastic – never an issue. Usually 1 1/4″ is perfect. You can always snap a picture of your rear seat kit from a few feet away at an angle and attach to an email at sales@petesgolfcarts.com or from the contact us or help page in our website…. we can take a look to be sure…  
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