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Unread 01-27-2015, 10:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: Club Car charger on a timer

Like he said.. However you could build a timer but it can catch fire during the day as well
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Unread 01-28-2015, 12:02 AM   #12
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Like he said.. However you could build a timer but it can catch fire during the day as well
Yeah but we wouldn't all die in our sleep. We would die on the couch watching tv.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 06:36 AM   #13
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G F I will trip before you get a fire. You can install in breaker box or you can get a G F I plug.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 06:57 AM   #14
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I think TahoeDawg has the best solution. Make sure your charger is not around any combustible materials. Hanging it up makes sense to me.
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Unread 07-31-2015, 01:33 PM   #15
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Default Re: Club Car charger on a timer

reviving an old thread here, since I had the same or at least similar question/concern.

My wife just saw a news story about someone whose cart was overcharging and "filling" their garage with hydrogen gas..... To me that's the bigger concern that the actual charger itself catching on fire..... & I'm thinking the driver behind the OP's firefighter buddy's concern....

So I was thinking of plugging it into a timer....
but as I have learned in this thread, the on board computer will never call for a charge until it's unplugged.... is that right?

I thought that it would sit idle, but call for a charge later if the batteries self discharge below some point..... if I don't drive it and discharge them first.....
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Unread 07-31-2015, 03:31 PM   #16
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will never call for a charge until it's unplugged.... Is that right
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Unread 07-31-2015, 04:01 PM   #17
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I went back and pulled the manual to refresh my memory
It says that the controller will call for charge every 15 days
but I couldn't find where this was addressed at all....

so.....
A cart plugged in for seasonal storage could very well kill the batteries because an early power outage would lock out the charger for good. That's not good design.... find that hard to believe.
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That's not good design.... find that hard to believe
But True nonetheless - which is why I use a Battery Minder for winter storage. Probably one of many reason why new Club Cars use a smart charger now - not OBC.
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Unread 07-31-2015, 05:06 PM   #19
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I am not sure what You mean by "lockout for good", but if your concern is that the power was temporarily out right when the 15 day cycle occurred, the OBC will continue to try for 7 days.

I just don't know what the interval of retry is: once a hour, etc...
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Unread 07-31-2015, 05:10 PM   #20
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If he changed over to the battery charger like the DPS and by-passed the OBC then the charger would function differently and work with the timer...I checked with one of our local Firemen and they don't agree that battery chargers are that big if an issue...at least not here in Arizona. They said ceiling fans were number one.
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