I tried searching for this question and only found ones related to overvolting the motor. So here it goes. What should I expect if I hook up five 12 volt batteries (60 volt total) to a 48 volt controller. I have the MARS motor and it can handle 72 volts easy, so I am not worried about the motor, but what will the controller do? Will I just be wasting volts or will I fry the controller?
Why do I want to do such a thing? Well there is a significant price difference between the 48 volt golf cart type controllers and the higher end 72 volt ones. So I hope to get the cheaper one and just throw more juice at it. But honestly I don't have a clue as to what I am doing.
Again apologies if this has been covered already.