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Unread 04-27-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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Why is thaty when I charged my batteries I noticed a battery was boiling inside?I heard the noise,no liquid coming out.What can I do?and how do I determine which one it is and not haing to buy two instead of just one!

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Unread 04-27-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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A boiling battery usually means it is being overcharged. It could be low on fluid as well. Check it and add some distilled water if you can.

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Unread 04-27-2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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Fluid?do you mean distilled water?. So why is it when I drive my cart it smells like something is burning? Is it because it was charged to much?My hydrometer says its charged?I have a 2001 clubcar 48volt

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I'll let one of the electric guys get into the specifics of your cart electrical problem if there is one. I was just answering the battery question with what I have experienced in the past with a gas vehicle. Most batteries will boil over if they are overcharged and they will overcharge easily if they are low on sulphuric acid. If you have a battery that is low of sulphuric acid, you can add distilled water to it: just above the plates.

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Thanks again...I am not going to charge it for a day or so to see if that helps the burning smell go away!
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Do you have maintenance free batteries or are they where you can check the fluid level?

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I just checked them and the hydrometer says they are good .I just am not sure when I drive for about 10 minutes the main battery smells hot.It the only battery that has the wiring with red connections.So I am pretty sure that the primary battery.Wierd.....
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Do you have a voltmeter to go with that Hydrometer?
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Unread 04-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #9
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no I do not,what does it do?does it tell how hight your volts are in each battery?will it determine if my one smelly battery is bad? Thanks!
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It just might. Every sparkie owner should have one..... do you have a harbor feight near you? I saw $1.99 7 function voltmeter on sale there in yesterday's paper....
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