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Unread 09-26-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Battery Charger Gets Hot

Is the battery charger supposed to get hot? I was unplugging the cord from the cart and noticed it was rather warm, then when I picked up the charger it self it was "hot". Not to hot to pick up by the handle, but hot none the less. Is this normal? I had been out in the cart earlier in the day and had plugged in the cart when I came back to the shop. I was going out in the cart again when I noticed it was hot.

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Unread 09-26-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery Charger Gets Hot

Since you commented that your charger to cart cord was warm to the touch I'd have to suspect that you need to give the plug & recept on the cart some attention as it sounds to me as though you could have a loose sloppy fit and with all that amperage passing through a loose connection it will generate extra heat... Some times even spraying the recept/plug with a little WD40 will improve the connection. As to the charger yes it will get warm and some are known to get almost too hot to handle and a loose connection at the cart will make worse.

Also be a good time to give your batteries a good inspection to make sure that all connections there are clean and tight as well as checking your water levels etc....
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Unread 09-28-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: Battery Charger Gets Hot

What charger do you have? The PowerDrive3 charger is supposed to get extremely hot while charging. It's normal.
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Unread 09-28-2015, 02:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: Battery Charger Gets Hot

Mine gets warm, I always put a small fan blowing on it when it is charging. Don't know if it helps but it made me feel better . This is my first cart
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Unread 10-02-2015, 09:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Battery Charger Gets Hot

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What charger do you have? The PowerDrive3 charger is supposed to get extremely hot while charging. It's normal.
I have the Club Car Power Drive2 charger.
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Unread 10-02-2015, 11:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: Battery Charger Gets Hot

I deal mainly with Club Car carts, and all the Powerdrive chargers get "hot" to the touch when in use. It does garner a lot of questions from owners, but it is normal.
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Unread 10-03-2015, 01:25 PM   #7
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Thanks cartattach!!!
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