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Old 04-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If the Advanced DC brand motor is an "innie" with only two power connections, chances are that it's a pump motor.

It would be a series-wound motor, but the spare two connections just go to each other inside. It's only designed to run one direction. It is possible to make it run the other direction, but you would have to open it up and re-wire it.

You could easily get a 24-48 volt PWM golf cart controller for fairly inexpensive. ($100 or so?) Stock ones are on Ebay all the time.

You could then run the motor at 24, 36, or 48 volts. I would expect that the motor probably runs fine at higher voltages. Forklift motors can take some over-volting. They are designed to be abused.

If you make it back to that junk yard, you might want to see if there is a volt gauge or other items of interest in the dashboard you could remove and use.
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