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Unread 04-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #11
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Default Re: 94 club car two batteries low reading

By any chance are the 2 lowest batterys connected to your lights etc directly or through a voltage reducer? I find that many reducers are hard wired to batterys and are drawing from the batterys all the time. If this is the case you should install a switch to turn the reducer off when cart is not in use.
I find that when connecting to (SOME) of the batterys in a total pack, those are out of balance with the rest of the pack and the charger will not even the voltage out and over time will go bad first? To solve this problem you must charge them seperatly to even pack out. Better yet is to install a TOTAL VOLTAGE REDUCER across the whole battery pack.
Another thing is that on Club Car I find that #5 and #6 batterys are the ones that go bad first even when hooked up correctly. ( THESE ARE THE ONES UNDER THE DRIVER )
Any part of this or non may apply in your case, because of new batterys but may be of some help?
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Unread 04-03-2009, 08:55 PM   #12
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Default Re: 94 club car two batteries low reading

No voltage reducer is being used, as far as I know. I am new to this stuff, but I bought this cart used and I don't think any improvements were made on it.
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Unread 04-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #13
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You should check and find out if you have a voltage reducer installed or as most do when hooking up lights etc is to tap off 2 batterys in your total pack. The factory lights that are installed when new that I have seen use the reducer mounted to the whole battery pack with a ( RESISTOR ) that says on outside HOT do not touch or install near combustables and is mounted over the top of the shock upper mount in front.
The battery tap will as I said before pull those 2 batterys down different than the others and will need special care to maintain. Some people make long leads and move the wiring around every few months to retain balance.
Really it sound as if you have some defective batterys that should be replaced before warantee runs out. Being unfamiliar with Crown batterys I have no idea what the warentee period is?
Is your charger a automatic charger, which come with most Club Cars or is it one that has a timer that you reset each time you charge? If its a timer type I think you may have to run it through more cycles to bring battery pack up to snuff.
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Unread 04-23-2009, 11:08 PM   #14
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Default Re: 94 club car two batteries low reading

OK, just now was able to get back into this one. Sorry for the delay.

I looked and could not find a reducer but I do see that 5 &6 (Drivers side) have the lower charge and do have a positive and negative coming off of them It looks like this is for the lights. They are consistently showing the lower charge but all are charging up well over 6 volts (6.4 minimum)

The charger is indeed an automatic one.

The cart seems to be running fine. I keep checking the voltage on each battery and all appear to be fine.

Thanks for all the responses and suggestions.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 08:54 AM   #15
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Have you tried to charge across the two low batterys with a ( 12 volt charger connected to just those two )? From you earlier posts it looks like you have done a charge but did you only do the two low ones? I have never done this myself but others seem to do it often and have an even charge over all batterys then until the next time they run lower than rest?
Have you done a HYDROMETER ( WITH A TEMPERATURE CORRECTOR ON THE SIDE AND A SINGLE FLOAT ) test on each cell in all the batterys? If you get any variation I would replace the batterys before the warentee runs out, as I feel they may be defective from what you have indicated so far.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 07:34 PM   #16
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Default Re: 94 club car two batteries low reading

if its a 36 volt cart you don,t need a voltage reducer if your running lights off 2 batteries, your lights are 12 volt and running off 2 batts is 12 volts......best thing you can do is every 3 or 4 months change locations of light wires from 2 batts to 2 other batts.......follow me.....this way you get to give the 2 you were using a break and even things up.........so 3 months use batts 1 and 2 than switch to batts 3 and 4 and than to 5 and 6...................keeping them on the same 2 batts is going to ruin those 2 faster than the other 4..............................
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Unread 05-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #17
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Default Re: 94 club car two batteries low reading

Just a follow up on the comment about where to mount the reducer. I've got a 2002 DS, and was wondering if I should be mounting in the battery compartment, by the shock mount in the front ? For a max of 25 amps, what size cable is recommended ?

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