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Unread 05-27-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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Hello folks,long time reader and first time poster

I got a 04 club car precedent a few months ago and found out the batteries were shot. I went today and picked up 4 12v T-1275 Trojans and I have had them installed and charging for about 5 hours and the needle on the charger hasn't moved off of about 9. It's humming like its suppose to and everything but not really moving. With the old batteries it would charge them just fine. I know for the first charge it can take around 12 hours to charge fully, just wondering if the needle not moving is normal? Thanks
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Unread 05-27-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to BGW , yes it can take up to 16 hours to fully charge.
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Unread 05-27-2015, 07:52 PM   #3
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Excluding unmenchioned and/or unforeseen issues new batteries can very well take upward of 16 or more hours to reach their full 100 % SOC (50.9 to 51.2 volts) you may very well see voltage upward of 60 to 62 while the charger is charging the batteries.... Older batteries often act like smaller batteries and appear to charge quickly just as they die quickly....
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Unread 05-27-2015, 08:07 PM   #4
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Alrighty,thanks guys. That's what I figured but I needed reassurance to rest my mind that always suspects the worst
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Unread 05-27-2015, 11:56 PM   #5
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Just imagine how much more volume and usable cell space those new batteries have vs the old ones. That should help you understand the longer charge times. There's a lot more there for the charger to actually charge than there was before.
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Unread 05-28-2015, 03:26 PM   #6
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Can a charger "time out" before the batteries are charged?
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Yes the OBC times out after 16 hours, depending on software.
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What's the recommended method for new batteries that just got installed? Let charge to full voltage then...
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What's the recommended method for new batteries that just got installed? Let charge to full voltage then...
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After installing new batteries allow the charger to fully charge and shut off before taking it out for use.

Whenever not in use keep plugged into charger.

For the first ten outtings try to use at least 10 % (50.5v) to 25 % (49.75v) after that simply never run your batteries down past 50 % (48.4v) for longest life.

Whenever not in use keep plugged into charger.

Never allow your plates to become exposed (cover 1/4" to 3/8") with distilled water.

Whenever not in use keep plugged into charger.
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