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Unread 07-12-2019, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default Swapping 48 volt chargers.

I bought a 48 volt 2004 club car ds with no charger. I have a 48 volt Links charger from I believe a FairPlay golf cart. It had a two prong crow foot plug. I bought a three pin club car plug and put it on the charger and it will not charge. I can jump a wire from the fused wire on the back of the charging port and run it to the main negative post and it charges just fine. My concern is, is this safe and will this charger stop charging on it's own when the batteries are full or will I have to manually stop it.
(I disconnected the wire that runs to the obc)
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Unread 07-12-2019, 09:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

I tried to post pictures for a better understanding but I cannot figure out how to post them
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Unread 07-12-2019, 10:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

I think there is a post count that you need to get to before you can post pictures but I can't remember what it is.

There are a couple of ways you can post images but the easiest is:

When you are composing a message there is a paperclip symbol on the top line. If you click on that a pop up window appears called manage attachments. Click on the first "Choose File" button and it will allow you to find the image file on your computer (jpg files are the best - the max sizes of files are shown in that pop up). Choose your file and choose the Open button. You will now be back at the pop up window with the name of the file showing. Press the Upload button. The name of the file will appear under the heading Current Attachments. You can now close the window.

If you Preview your post it should have the image on the bottom after the text. When you submit your post that's how it will look.
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Unread 07-13-2019, 07:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

Those are two totally different type chargers. The OEM 3-prong is utilized on your cart for the sense wire to work with the Powerdrive. The OBC controls all of its functions. I am not sure which specific Links you have, but since it was a 2 prong it is not designed to work with that system. The reason it works with the jumper in place is the original Black 10g wire there runs thru the OBC and it is not being triggered. The jumper bypasses that.

You need to look that specific charger up and see if it is a timed charger, ferroresonant or how it works. Just because it comes on does not necessarily mean it is using a charge profile. It could be just pushing current in and builds up voltage as it pushes down amperage.
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Unread 07-13-2019, 11:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

Oh how i hate the OBC, if given a chance i will yank them out like poison ivy. They make bypass kits that will provide "LOCK OUT" during changing. however there is great info on this site for the DIY. Research a little about the Charger battery profile for your Links & yes just because its on does not mean its doing what it should be doing. i really like those SUMMITT II chargers...sweet
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Unread 07-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

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Oh how i hate the OBC, if given a chance i will yank them out like poison ivy. They make bypass kits that will provide "LOCK OUT" during changing. however there is great info on this site for the DIY. Research a little about the Charger battery profile for your Links & yes just because its on does not mean its doing what it should be doing. i really like those SUMMITT II chargers...sweet
There is no need for a bypass kit, everything you need is here in the sticky OBC Bypassing.
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Unread 07-14-2019, 09:47 AM   #7
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

Need to know the exact model number of the Links charger.
It may work, but Lester makes several different “Links” series chargers and we need to know exactly which one you have before we can say if that one will work for your cart without doing other modification.

If the original plug was a 2 pin plug, it’s probably a ferroresonant type charger and will work well enough, but it would be far from ideal.
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Unread 07-14-2019, 07:43 PM   #8
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

Thanks for all the reply’s.
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Unread 07-15-2019, 07:41 AM   #9
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Default Re: Swapping 48 volt chargers.

A pic would help. A lot of those links chargers had Anderson connectors. If that's the case I would just run a couple of new charge cables to your pack and connect them with an Anderson. If the charger doesn't have an Anderson then things are a bit more complicated.
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