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Unread 10-29-2016, 02:28 PM   #1
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I bought new batteries for my 2004 Club Cart DS this year. I want to make sure they are in good condition next year. I live in Michigan and my cart will be staying at my property up north for the winter - the batteries are home with me. They will be stored where they wont freeze (or even get close).

Since I cannot keep the batteries in the cart and on the charger, what is the best way to store them for long term winter non-use? A trickle charger? Some other way? Any resources you can point me to for long term battery storage?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Unread 10-29-2016, 04:40 PM   #2
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Best storage advice is a cool location that stays above freezing and hooked up to a 48 volt FLOAT (outputting 53 volts) charger continually....
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Unread 10-29-2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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Go with a trickle charger designed for 48 Volts. (I assume your pack is 48V) Your batteries will last much longer if you keep them fully charged during the winter.
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Question....Can he bring his batteries, jumper wires and charger home with him and charge as though they were in the cart with a by-passed OBC configuration?
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Unread 10-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #5
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Question....Can he bring his batteries, jumper wires and charger home with him and charge as though they were in the cart with a by-passed OBC configuration?
The only concern I would have with what you're asking is this. One needs to know that the charger in question is able to taper off delivered amperage to a minimum (1 or 2 amps?) as well as voltage no higher than 53 volts. Otherwise one needs to be mindful of increased outgassing and heat resulting in water loss.
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Unread 10-30-2016, 12:21 PM   #6
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Try one of these....http://www.granitedigital.com/saveabattery.aspx
Shop around prices vary.
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