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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Which Power Drive charger to buy?

Hello all. My charger has failed and is popping the breaker. I am in the process of trouble shooting and ordering the easy replaceable components like circuit breaker etc. I have a 2001 Club Car DS I think and my charger is a first generation Power Drive. There are no electronics in it and it has old style diode strip and bubble on the front. My question is if I must replace the charger will any of the Power Drive models work? I will probably have to buy a used one so if I have a choice what model would be best? Thanks for any replies and suggestions.

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let me just add that I borrowed a neighbor's charger and it worked

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Unread 12-09-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which Power Drive charger to buy?

You possibly have a bad diode or rectifier.. Replacement kits are fairly cheap.. If you have to get a charger a DPI is a good choice.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 03:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Which Power Drive charger to buy?

Look on Ebay. There are rebuild kits that will fix the problem. They are fairly cheap as well. All you need is the charger model number. I agree, if you need a charger, do with a DPI
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Unread 12-10-2014, 11:02 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies. I have tested most of the components in the charger and cant find a bad one for sure. I have ordered replacement parts, pretty cheap in the hopes that it is not a bad transformer...looking into a DPI charger now.

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Unread 12-10-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Which Power Drive charger to buy?

1015914 - Heatsink assembly. This is almost always the problem when your symptoms are present.
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1015914 - Heatsink assembly. This is almost always the problem when your symptoms are present.
Sure hope your right..got 1 coming.

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Unread 12-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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Sure hope your right..got 1 coming.

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I feel pretty confident in my diagnosis. Post results.
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Believe in the Dawg
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Unread 12-18-2014, 07:06 AM   #9
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Well it seems I have 1 of those rare failures where the transformer is the problem. Ordred all of the easy replaceable parts but didn't help. Went ahead and ordered a DPI charger should be here tomorrow. thanks for all the replies and assistance.

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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:23 AM   #10
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Well it seems I have 1 of those rare failures where the transformer is the problem. Ordred all of the easy replaceable parts but didn't help. Went ahead and ordered a DPI charger should be here tomorrow. thanks for all the replies and assistance.

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Rare indeed. Especially with that charger.
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