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Unread 04-16-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hey folks

I have a 2000 48v DS with all brand new trojan 8v batteries and I just replaced all the cables (4ga). Everything seemed to be working just fine until the other day.

I plugged the cart when i left for work and when i got home my wife had unplugged the charger from the wall, but not the cart. Ever since then, it acts like it has a full charge (the charger automatically turns off after a while), but run time is only about 10-15min.

I attempted a OBC reset and this seemed to allow me to give it a full charge, but still no change.

any thoughts??

I also replaced the main Negative lead, but all connections look tight.

thanks in advance.
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Unread 04-16-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
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Voltages?
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Unread 04-16-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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good thoughts..I don't have a multimeter... guess its time to pick one up.

I'm more curious than anything if there could be another part that is malfunctioning.
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Unread 04-19-2016, 07:27 PM   #4
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Ok, got a multimeter and I'm getting 48v no problem.


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Unread 04-19-2016, 08:25 PM   #5
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You should have around 50.9 at 100% charge. 48 volt would be just around 50% charge. Check each battery as well.
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Unread 04-19-2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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You forgot to run the main neg cable through the hole in the obc, likely.
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You forgot to run the main neg cable through the hole in the obc, likely.


I did! Totally. I was told it wouldn't matter, but it's not running though the hole any longer. That would cause it to not charge fully?
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I did! Totally. I was told it wouldn't matter, but it's not running though the hole any longer. That would cause it to not charge fully?
Yep
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You all are amazing. Thanks for the sage advise.


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Unread 04-19-2016, 11:05 PM   #10
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You forgot to run the main neg cable through the hole in the obc, likely.
Great call friend. Diagnosing issues over the Internet without actually looking at a cart is a difficult proposition at best, and impossible at times. You made it look very easy with little to go on. Impressive.
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