Re: Golf Cart Motor overheating
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:33 am
I don't know. But, my guess is that a golf cart motor rarily runs for 45 minutes. That is a fairly long run for most of use anyway.
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The guys that race (very high speed) electric and alsokhundley wrote:I recently read where someone used square tube bent around the motor, maybe the same post Fergal referred to....that might help get better heat transfer than a round coil. jUst a thought.
As is with cars, water cooling will work best and you need to refill the water from time to time. The water will run through a pipe around the mortar and i may be wrong but it may need holes in order to spray the water to the device otherwise the fan cooling is not enough coz fans have a limited running time.Bob wrote:I completed a Lo Voltage in Nov.2010. It is powered by a 3 hp 36 volt golf cart motor. It is a neat little boat but after about 45 minutes of operation the motor is so hot that it cuts out. I have mounted a blower to circulate more air over it and added some makeshift cooling fins but didn't help much. Does anybody with a LO Voltage or similar installation have this problem? Any suggestions?