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Unread 12-09-2015, 05:51 PM   #1
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Is ok to leave the battery charger plugged in all the time or should I unplug it after the charging cycle is complete? My bass boat has deep cycle batteries for the the trolling motor and I have a fully automatic onboard charger for them. The cart owners manual states that the charger is fully automatic as well. What is the right thing to do to get the best life and performance out of my batteries?
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Unread 12-09-2015, 10:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery Charger

Depends on what voltage of cart you have and the type of charger. Is it 36 or 48? All CC 48v chargers are automatic, while some 36v chargers are and some have a manual timer.

EDIT: Nevermind, just saw that you have a 2002. If it's the factory Powerdrive charger, it's ok to leave it plugged in.

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Unread 12-09-2015, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. From what I have read I thought that was the case just wanted to make sure. Thanks again.
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ok guys here is an oldy but I am sure a goody. I am pretty sure I read an answer to this question but I can't find it. The charger that came with my 2002 Club Car DS is not shutting off automatically. I have measured the battery pack voltage @ just over 58v. I think I read that 58v is the minimum the OBC needs to see to shut the charger off. How long should I leave the charger running to see if it will eventually shut down? I would hate to damage the batteries. I performed the OBC reset procedures and read a post from "Sergio" that the reset can be verified by the battery warning light coming on the first time the cart is driven. Mine did not. does that indicate that my OBC is defective? Any help and or advice will be appreciated.
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The charger should shut off after 16 hours no matter what happens. If it doesn't, the OBC may be bad.
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Unread 12-10-2015, 03:34 PM   #6
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Thanks Jake. I guess I should have mentioned my cart has a 48v 6 battery setup. Is there any danger of damaging the batteries ? The charger is only showing a 3 to 4 amp draw right now. Thanks for helping out a newbie cart owner.
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Ok so it is in the final stage of the charge cycle. How long has it been on?
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Unread 12-10-2015, 04:05 PM   #8
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To be honest off and on for probably four hours yesterday and about three hours today. Until I had more info I was afraid to leave it on too long and I have tried the OBC rest procedure several time as well. I see you have the same cart I do. Anything in particular I should look out for ? I am also having a power/speed issue. The cart accelerates great but only gets up to about half speed. I replaced the speed sensor with no results. The cart still fails the speed sensor test outlined in several of the posts I have read on the forum. Any ideas in that area?
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This is a tough one. I would've done what you did and replaced the speed sensor. Does your reverse buzzer work? If so, does it beep when you push the cart during the speed sensor test?
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Unread 12-10-2015, 04:29 PM   #10
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yeah the buzzer works but does nothing when I push the cart. I started a different thread on the issue and have gotten some great advice from David Hicks. Unfortunately nothing has resolved the issue thus far.
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