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Unread 09-07-2016, 08:43 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I have a 2013 Precedent Excel, with all stock mechanicals, and brand new Crown Batteries. Serial number starts with PH.
The charger is a Power Drive 3, a couple of question for you all:

Is the Power Drive 3 the correct charger for the car?

I noticed that when I plug the DC cord into the cart I hear a click, before the AC cord is ever plugged in, when I plug the AC cord in, I get another click, but it takes about 2 minutes for the charger to start. after that it seems to operate as expected.

I also have a 2006 CC DS, and the charger starts about 15 seconds after plugging in the AC cord. Also no clicks as described above.

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Unread 09-07-2016, 08:53 AM   #2
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Try plugging the charger into the wall first, then plug charger into the cart. See if that changes anything. It should take a few seconds then come on, then after 30 seconds or so it will cut off and cut back on automatically. It's supposed to do that. Power Drive 3 is correct for my 2010 PH. I'm sure its correct for yours.
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OP, everything you described is normal.
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Unread 09-07-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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Definitely the correct charger. AC plug needs to be plugged in first.
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Definitely the correct charger. AC plug needs to be plugged in first.
David,
Thank you, and holy crap I have been plugging the chargers into the cart first then the AC forever.

Glad we are never to old to learn.

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Try plugging the charger into the wall first, then plug charger into the cart. See if that changes anything. It should take a few seconds then come on, then after 30 seconds or so it will cut off and cut back on automatically. It's supposed to do that. Power Drive 3 is correct for my 2010 PH. I'm sure its correct for yours.
Dennis,
Thanks for your reply, I read the manual wrong, and having been plugging in the DC side first ever since I got the DS 10 years ago.
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OP, everything you described is normal.
Thank you for the response.
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There is no need to unplug the A/C cord at all.
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There is no need to unplug the A/C cord at all.
Golf cart guy,
Except to get it out of the way so I don't trip over it, LOL
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