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Unread 02-02-2016, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default Bad OBC, Charging recommendations

I have a 1999 DS club car 48v (A99) . The repair guy said it has a bad OBC ($500 repair)(no thanks). The cart runs fine but wont charge. My question is.. I have seen an onboard charger the you wire directly to batteries for $320. Can I just buy this and not replace my OBC? The original charger for the cart checked out ok but I remember it was a lil quirky...maybe this was the OBC.
What would you do? replace OBC and use original charger?
Any good places to get a OBC? I saw a few on ebay for $200-250
thanks, Michael.
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Unread 02-02-2016, 03:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bad OBC, Charging recommendations

Does the main negative battery cable go through the hole in the obc?

If it turns out the obc is bad , the DPI charger that scottyb sells is the best replacement. He is a site sponsor. Look at top of this page to find his add.
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Unread 02-02-2016, 11:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Bad OBC, Charging recommendations

You have a couple options. Disconnect OBC and buy timer that you connect to your existing charger that will monitior charge and function as the OBC. I have seen them on ebay for $150. Second, disconnect OBC and get new charger which is even more expensive option. Or buy a new OBC, which you can find for less than $500 and if you PM me i can point you in the right direction for that choice. If you want the cheapest fix the timer option is it
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Unread 02-02-2016, 11:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Bad OBC, Charging recommendations

I would strongly recommend against a Timer unless You know You have a Lester Ferroresonant charger, those timers do not work on a Power Supply box like the PowerDrive chargers that do not have a capacitor.
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Unread 02-02-2016, 12:38 PM   #5
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The timer works on the older Lester chargers by CC..if you have a 99 with original charger a timer will work
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Unread 02-02-2016, 01:24 PM   #6
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Default Re: Bad OBC, Charging recommendations

Mine is a A9950- Regen 2, I put a new OBC on for $219.00 , same OBC that fits our 03 DS IQ cart. Now I still have two carts that work Like they came from Factory. Even with a DPI or whatever these Batteries take a lot of Maintenance. Now the Lot to Less Maintenance can cost a lot of money. Funny how $600 ain't a lot for a controller/motor upgrade but is for a set of Batteries,...
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Unread 02-03-2016, 01:59 AM   #7
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Its been raining and I have been working, I plan to work on cart by then weekend. This is an extra cart I have and will sell after I fix this OBC issue. Not sure which fix im leaning towards... If I was keeping this one, I would lean towards a DPI charger.
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Did you double check to make sure the main negative cable runs through the OBC? You may not have to do anything if that's all it is...
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