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Unread 05-25-2015, 07:30 PM   #11
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You can increase the voltage or motor horse power /torque for increased hill climbing. You will have to add a resistor coil but is very do-able.
This is little vague and not as easy as you make it sound, please explain yourself and back that statement up please.
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Unread 05-25-2015, 07:35 PM   #12
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Really any small hill they seem to slow way down, flat grass or pavement and they are good. Reverse is very slow. The golf cart has sat for 3 years. I am looking at meters on ebay i found a digital read out meter for 10 bucks? Is this what i need? Do i need to test wvery battery or just one? Do i hook them up directly to the battery? Thanks
If you have a Harbor Freight nearby they sell a basic meter :http://www.harborfreight.com/7-funct...ter-90899.html
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Unread 05-25-2015, 08:28 PM   #13
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A Harbor Freight meter is all you should need.

Begin by connecting the leads to the ends of the pack, IE. to the Positive and Negative terminals that lead off to the cart, not any of the interconnections. You should read about 38 volts if the pack is fully charged. (Look up one of the State of Charge charts on the forum for details.) Drive the cart, the voltage should stay near 36 volts, at least on the flat. Measure the voltage while climbing the hill. JohnnyB has posted the minimums that you should see; I don't remember the details, but I'd say it shouldn't drop below 30 volts.

If the voltage starts off satisfactorily, but drops off too much, connect your meter to each battery in turn. They should read a bit over 6 volts, and not drop below 5 or so under heavy load. They should also read the same voltage within a few hundredths of a volt while at rest.

If the battery voltages seem OK, climb your hill, then stop and immediately feel all connections on the heavy cables. This includes at the solenoid, and especially the F/R switch. NOTHING should be hot, very slightly warm is normal. Anything that's hot is big trouble and needs to be fixed Right Now.

Check your tire pressure, if it's very low, that will cause issues. Recommended pressure is about 20 PSI.

Some cars have a slow-speed reverse, that might be part of what you're seeing.

If you get a bit rammy on the accelerator when stopped, will it spin the tires a bit on gravel? My old series carts would, in fact I miss that with my RXV.
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Unread 05-25-2015, 10:45 PM   #14
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Awesome thanks for the help. It will proba ly be the middle of the week beforw i get to it. When one battery goes do they all go or can you change them out one at a time?
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Unread 05-26-2015, 09:08 AM   #15
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ddstiriz,
Always change all batteries, never just one, as the pack will only be as strong as the weakest. The only exception is if the pack is relatively new and you can find a used battery of about the same age to replace the 'bad' one. However, usually, if one is bad, the remainder of the pack is close behind.

Use your voltmeter and trust it, that's the only way you can tell what's going on. Without it, you're just guessing.
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ddstiriz,
A Harbor Freight meter is all you should need.

Begin by connecting the leads to the ends of the pack, IE. to the Positive and Negative terminals that lead off to the cart, not any of the interconnections. You should read about 38 volts if the pack is fully charged. (Look up one of the State of Charge charts on the forum for details.) Drive the cart, the voltage should stay near 36 volts, at least on the flat. Measure the voltage while climbing the hill. JohnnyB has posted the minimums that you should see; I don't remember the details, but I'd say it shouldn't drop below 30 volts.

If the voltage starts off satisfactorily, but drops off too much, connect your meter to each battery in turn. They should read a bit over 6 volts, and not drop below 5 or so under heavy load. They should also read the same voltage within a few hundredths of a volt while at rest.

If the battery voltages seem OK, climb your hill, then stop and immediately feel all connections on the heavy cables. This includes at the solenoid, and especially the F/R switch. NOTHING should be hot, very slightly warm is normal. Anything that's hot is big trouble and needs to be fixed Right Now.

Check your tire pressure, if it's very low, that will cause issues. Recommended pressure is about 20 PSI.

Some cars have a slow-speed reverse, that might be part of what you're seeing.

If you get a bit rammy on the accelerator when stopped, will it spin the tires a bit on gravel? My old series carts would, in fact I miss that with my RXV.
Do you mean the cables of the end of the string? It looks like i will be hooking my meter up to two differnt batteries is this correct? I may be doing something wrong but i did it and i think i got 18.9 volts. But tested the packs infividually and got 6.2
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Unread 05-26-2015, 11:31 PM   #17
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If you got 6.2 volts per battery you should read close to 37.2 volts across the entire string.
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Unread 05-27-2015, 07:57 AM   #18
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ddstiriz,
As Nate said, you should see closer to 36 than 18 volts, if each battery is 6+ volts.

Go to the Stickys and find the wiring diagram that matches your cart and start getting familiar with it. Using your meter and that diagram, you'll soon find the problem(s).
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Ok i got a full charge, each pack is 6.4 but coming off of the end it is 18.9?
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ok i got a full charge, each pack is 6.4 but coming off of the end it is 18.9?
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