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Unread 07-26-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default 1 positive battery post getting hot

This is a new to me cart I have been working on its a Cushman hawk but I have nw batteries in it and I am sure it is wired right. I have one battery where the posit I've terminal is hot to touch where it will burn you. I was looking for the hot smell when I found it. It is in the middle of the pack no other wires on it. Negative wire is cool to touch. Could it be a bad connection with the battery cable? Or do I have a bad battery?
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Unread 07-26-2016, 08:06 PM   #2
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Default re: 1 positive battery post getting hot

Generally a hot connection means it is loose or the cable has internal corrosion.
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Unread 07-26-2016, 08:10 PM   #3
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thanks I will change it to check, once I get it all worked out I might step up to 2ga cables.
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Unread 07-26-2016, 08:24 PM   #4
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thanks I will change it to check, once I get it all worked out I might step up to 2ga cables.
If you don't have a high performance cart or run it hard on inclines, heavy loads and such there is no need to go past 4 gauge wires.
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Unread 07-26-2016, 08:35 PM   #5
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I have some good inclines and I believe its a 400amp controller
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I have some good inclines and I believe its a 400amp controller
4 gauge is fine for a 400 amp controller. I have a 500 amp and could have gone with 4 gauge... But 2 gauge was only another 20 bucks since I built my own.
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Unread 07-27-2016, 08:58 AM   #7
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Default Re: 1 positive battery post getting hot

Replace that cable or clean the connection ASAP before you melt the post.
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Unread 07-27-2016, 09:10 AM   #8
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I will do it tonight! thanks guys!
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Unread 07-27-2016, 05:15 PM   #9
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I replaced cable and it seemed to take care of the problem
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Unread 07-27-2016, 06:59 PM   #10
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It's always a good idea to check for hot connections every so often - and especially after doing work on the cart. Glad you got it sorted.
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