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Unread 05-16-2018, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default New Batteries - Breaking In/Seasoning Question

So I bit the bullet and got a new set of T875s for my '14 CCP. I've read everything I could find about breaking in the new batteries. From what I could tell, I should drive it no more than to 75% charge (about 49.75v) and then let it recharge completely.

Here's my problem: I don't have time to drive it enough to get it down to 75%. I'll drive it around after work as much as possible but I can usually only get it down to about 50.1v or so. Is this going to be bad for my batteries in the long run? Thanks!
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Unread 05-16-2018, 01:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Batteries - Breaking In/Seasoning Question

When breaking in new batteries you don't have to drive them down to 75-80% SOC, just don't let them get below that mark to get the most out of them.

Every time you use the cart, whether it's for 15 minutes or an hour, put it back on the charger when done.
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Default Re: New Batteries - Breaking In/Seasoning Question

Check this out too. Everything to do with batteries!
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Default Re: New Batteries - Breaking In/Seasoning Question

How much You drive is not as important as how you drive.

Avoid large current demands on the batteries until the plates have had time to fully form.

As mentioned, fully charge it at the end of any day You drive it, regardless if 5 minutes or 5 hours.
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Default Re: New Batteries - Breaking In/Seasoning Question

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When breaking in new batteries you don't have to drive them down to 75-80% SOC, just don't let them get below that mark to get the most out of them.

Every time you use the cart, whether it's for 15 minutes or an hour, put it back on the charger when done.
Good to know. I put it on the charger every night without fail. Thanks!
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Thanks! I've read that thread and another long one I found. I'm putting it on the charger every night and checking the water at least once a week for now.
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How much You drive is not as important as how you drive.
Avoid large current demands on the batteries until the plates have had time to fully form.
As mentioned, fully charge it at the end of any day You drive it, regardless if 5 minutes or 5 hours.
Hi Sergio,
What would be considered large current demands? Across the street from my house, there is a small subdivision with some hills. I have a volt meter on my dash to monitor my charge while driving...
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I would say over 100 amps continuous or over 300 amps peak.

If You see your voltmeter dropping below 44v, lift your foot off the pedal a little.
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I would say over 100 amps continuous or over 300 amps peak.
If You see your voltmeter dropping below 44v, lift your foot off the pedal a little.
Roger that! I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks!
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