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Unread 01-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #11
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1999 Electric Club Car. Goes super slow, has brand new batteries (2 weeks old) Any suggestions?
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Unread 01-04-2009, 09:37 AM   #12
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I think this is a 48v cart with six 8 volt batteries.....an 8v battery will hold 8.5+ volts when fully charged...it is empty at 8 volts. Your fully charged and settled pack will read about 51 - 52 volts..... You want to check yours 30 minutes after the charger turns off. That gives the activity time to settle so you get a true reading of what she holds. 50% discharge is halfway back to 48v... Do the math and be religious about it.....P.S. yes your charger may run all day or night after what you just did to the batteries....let it finish and check the water...that is distilled water only.... and ......Good Luck.
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Unread 01-04-2009, 09:39 AM   #13
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Just plugged it in and is charging. Please educate me on the charging. I figured I needed to let the batteries drain before charging. In the future when should I charge the batteries.

After every use!
leave your charger plugged in the cart, and on, when the cart is NOT in use...

New batteries will have a shorter "Run Time" then expected,
but, the "run time" will gradually get longer, after 20 full charges or so...

Just curious... how "slow" is slow?
(stock carts only average 10 to 15mph)
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Unread 01-04-2009, 09:47 AM   #14
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Well, at 25 volts I imagine you could get out and change a taillight while someone else drove!!!
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Unread 01-04-2009, 09:57 AM   #15
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Just curious... how "slow" is slow?

Nevermind... just saw it in the "Gas" section...
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Nevermind... just saw it in the "Gas" section...
Yeah..... we're in the Lectrics, now
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Unread 01-04-2009, 11:14 AM   #17
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Hey sweade here is the shortcut for Bat. Maint. just in case you have a hard time finding sticky http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...intenance.html.

Long story short .
1. It takes New batteries several charges before the reach their full potential.
After complete charge run cart 15-20 mins and then charge gain ( do this
5-7 ) times and they will reach max.
2. Lead Acid batteries do not have memory like cell phones, when the pack is down
to 48 Volt it needs charging same with 36 Volt cart.
3. The OBC working in conjunction with the charger will keep U from over charging
batteries. It will turn off when full charge is achived AND will come back on if Batteries
drain too far. SO U can keep it plugged into the charger ALL THE TIME when not
using the cart.
4. With New batteries completely broken in 36 Volt=39-40 Volt and 48 Volt=52-53

Get a Volt meter and check across the pack , after you think these are broke in,
let the cart set for 15-30 min. after charger is disconnected , this should be your
operating Voltage.
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Unread 01-04-2009, 01:30 PM   #18
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Never let your batteries run down or run dry. They will be ruined if you do.
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