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Unread 01-29-2015, 11:05 PM   #1
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If my 2010 cc precedent charger won't come on due to cart sitting for too long,(48 volt), do I charge each battery with 6 volt or 12 volt charger? It hasen't happened yet, but we have not been to our beach house in 5 weeks due to cold, wet weather.#6 2012 batteries, 8 volt
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Unread 01-30-2015, 04:55 AM   #2
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Yes you can. Charge each one about 30 minutes or so should get each one up to enough that the cart charger will turn on. You can use a volt meter to check the voltage of the batteries while charging. You do not have to take the cables off. I would put cart in tow mode while doing this.

I'm sure other will know more about this. But it will work.
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Unread 01-30-2015, 05:32 AM   #3
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Steve, You need a battery maintainer.

Amazon.com: Save A Battery 2365-48 48-Volt Battery Charger and Maintainer: Automotive Amazon.com: Save A Battery 2365-48 48-Volt Battery Charger and Maintainer: Automotive
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Unread 01-30-2015, 06:29 AM   #4
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The good news is that batteries self discharge really slow when is cold and the club car charging system is designed for long term storage.

Unless You lost power during a charging cycle, it should be fine.

The first thing You should do is unplug the DC cord from the cart, wait 20 seconds and plug it back in.

Make sure the charger comes on and the charge cycle starts.

If not, you can use a 12v charger set to 2amps to charge each individual battery, as mentioned, no need to disconnect any cables.

Not all 12v battery chargers are alike and since a good battery charger only turns on after it is connected to and measures the battery voltage, it may not turn on if the batteries indeed became discharged too low.

At this point the only option would be connecting two 12v battery chargers in series and place them across 3 batteries.

The last thing to remember is that it takes at least 3 charging cycles for water to completely mix with the existing electrolyte, so don't add water to the batteries right before you leave.
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Unread 02-14-2015, 10:43 AM   #5
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Went to beach house yesterday. Charger came on no problem and took 4 hours to fully charge. All is well! (1990 Marathon with 8 year old Trojans only took 30 minutes!)
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Unread 02-14-2015, 01:24 PM   #6
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I was told by the service guy at the shop my battery charger comes back on every ten days and tops off the batteries. Wouldn't his do the same?
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When bringing each battery up to trigger the charger, should you aim for the same voltages to avoid an unbalanced pack?



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Unread 02-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #8
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I was told by the service guy at the shop my battery charger comes back on every ten days and tops off the batteries. Wouldn't his do the same?
I left it unplugged. Forgot to plug it in. I think it comes on every 14 days when left plugged in unattended.
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I left it unplugged. Forgot to plug it in. I think it comes on every 14 days when left plugged in unattended.
I think it states every 15 days in the manual...
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When bringing each battery up to trigger the charger, should you aim for the same voltages to avoid an unbalanced pack?



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I believe that the CC charger will bring them all up to the same level.
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