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DPI Accusense Golf Cart Battery Charger MODE Selection Chart BP

You will find below a quick How To Guide to find and correctly set the charge MODE for your new DPI (Diversified Power International) Gen IV Accusense golf cart battery charger. This Mode select feature allows for fine tuning charger with a specific charge algorithm for the battery or chemistry of batteries in your application. So I decided to put together a short How to article about setting the charge mode for your new DPI Gen IV Accusense Golf Cart Battery Charger. Looking for a new programmable smart charger for your golf cart ? Here is a complete section of the leading brands currently available. 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!

GTW Golf Cart Rear Flip Seat WM

Customers call us frequently asking the same question? How Do I Know What Brand Golf Cart Rear Flip Seat is on my Golf Cart? Which is a very good question for numerous reasons.
  1. There are many companies that make a golf cart rear flip seat kit for your golf cart.
  2. If you need to buy replacement cushions or seat covers you will need to know what kind you have on your cart.

They are not always cart specific. There are numerous brands of after market golf cart rear seat kits and not all are alike or utilize the same size seat cushions. Approx 15 or 20 companies over the years have manufactured rear seat kits for a golf cart. None of which are the actual manufacturer of the golf cart. Club Car, Ezgo or Yamaha really do not make one. They do sell them and install them at the dealer level but do not make their own. Though probably the big would be GTW, Madjax, and Rhox. See images below to help determine what brand rear seat kit you may have.

Madjax Genesis 150 Golf Cart Rear Flip Seat WM 150 Madjax Genesis 250 Golf Cart Rear Flip Seat WM 250 300  

If you need to order a rear seat kit you can just go by the specs of your golf cart. Year, Make and Model will insure you order the correct one. Buy one today!

If you want to order replacement seat cushions or custom seat covers and know what you need you can get your new golf cart seat covers today. If you are still in doubt and you do not know the seat kit brand on your cart. Please contact us and maybe even snap a few pictures from a few feet at an angle so Pete’s team might be able to determine the seat kit make for you. You can attach via email to sales@petesgolfcarts.com or from the contact page. Or you can even text images to 772-247-GOLF and follow it with a text of who you are and what you are looking to purchase.

  GTW Golf Cart Rear Flip Seat WM RHOX SS Golf Cart Rear Flip Seat WM RH SS

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