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Unread 07-17-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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My charger is making a really loud humming sound and getting hot. The power cord is getting really hot also. Does anyone have and ideas? Thank you
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Unread 07-17-2017, 11:28 PM   #2
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the transformer is starting to go bad ... time for a new charger
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Unread 07-18-2017, 12:25 AM   #3
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What model charger is it? The PowerDrive3 gets so hot you can't touch it.
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Unread 07-18-2017, 05:27 PM   #4
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My charger is just the power drive. How much is a new one and where can I get one?
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Thanks Crash.
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Unread 07-18-2017, 08:31 PM   #7
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If the power cord is getting hot, you may have a poor connection at the receptacle. Receptacle may be corroded or bad. the blades of the charger male plug may be corroded or have a poor connection inside of the plug.
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Unread 07-18-2017, 08:48 PM   #8
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I hear this all the time and 99.9 percent of the time it is normal. The chargers get hot, that's why thny need to have lots of ventilation .

Transformer noise is an easy fix and doesn't mean the transformer is going bad. The shellac on the transformer has just heat cycled so many times its not longer is holding the transformer plates together and they vibrate.
Ive found chargers last 20 years plus as long as you don't leave them out in the rain.
The majority of charger repairs are right around a hundred bucks if you have some body fix it.
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Unread 07-18-2017, 09:43 PM   #9
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I'm not sure how old my charger is but I found a number on the side and it says 9 98 it almost seems like a date. The cart is a 95 so who knows if it's the original charger that came with it. Do you think it would be worth buying a rebuild kit for it? It's not nearly as hot as it was last night
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I'm not sure how old my charger is but I found a number on the side and it says 9 98 it almost seems like a date. The cart is a 95 so who knows if it's the original charger that came with it. Do you think it would be worth buying a rebuild kit for it? It's not nearly as hot as it was last night
That sounds like load (demand). The more (harder) it works, the more heat is generated. It buzzes because it is converting 120v AC to 48v DC and the more amps it pulls the hotter will get.

As noted, be sure sll the contacts and connections are tight and then if it is operating correctly, a rebuild kit would probably not do much for you.
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