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Unread 12-17-2008, 12:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: Club car power drive charger

No. Not yet on the OBC. Usually when the OBC is bad, the charger
will not come on at all. I have not encountered a "Will not shut off"
situation . You can have 1 bad battery that will not take a full
charge, and as Scottb said, it will keep the charger running trying
to get the battery up to speed. Let the charger run. 8 to 10 hours
will not hurt it. I have had them charger longer than this.
What brand of batts do you have, and, how old are they? This will
tell us a lot.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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The batteries are Excide GV8V-110 and were installed in December, 2005. The technician who checked them said they are in good shape. The voltage ranges across the batteries from 48+ to 53+ volts.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 02:43 PM   #13
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Yep find a friend with CC and have him test (swap) chargers.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 07:43 PM   #14
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Thanks. We already did that and his charger did not turn off either although it does on his cart.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 08:40 PM   #15
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Default Re: Club car power drive charger

I still lean towards a bad battery as the cause, but check the following;

1) The battery pack voltage should be approximately 59 to 63 volts near the end of a charge cycle with the charger still operating. Check this.

2) The charger system has a 16 hour timeout. See if the charger shuts off after 16 hours.

3) If the charger keeps timing out, there are three possible causes.
a) Onboard computer malfunction.
b) Extremely discharged batteries or cold temperature.
c) Defective battery.


The above is from a Club Car manual.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 09:41 AM   #16
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Thank you for this info. I left the charger on all night last night and it finally did shut off sometime around 5:30 thiis morning. I don't have a volt meter but plan to buy one. I did not know that the charger had a 16 hour time out. I do like that feature. Jack.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 11:26 AM   #17
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This feature is intended to keep it from frying Batteries.
Do not depend on it as a standard way of charging your batteries.
Batteries which have been extremely discharged need a lot of hours to get the batteries back to normal.
New Batteries require as many as 5-7 charges before they really reach their full potential.
You should be able to leave the charger connected even after it has cycled off , as the Batteries slowely drain the charger will come back on for 30-60
min to bring the batteries back up to full charge.
You cant go wrong with this charger if it along with the OBC sre working correctly.
Very easy to take extended Vacations, Winterize ...etc. Just leave charger plugged up
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Unread 12-18-2008, 12:53 PM   #18
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I normally run the cart during the daytime and then plug it in at night. The next day it is ready to go. My problem arose when it did not get completely charged (I think) and was disconnected. After I unhooked the batteries and re-charged overnight it seemed to get back into sync again. Will know for sure tomorrow.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 01:36 PM   #19
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Can take up to 16 hrs for the charger to shut off.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 01:42 PM   #20
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Thanks. That lesson is slowly being driven home. How are the fish biting? J.
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