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Unread 04-28-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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I have been trying to disect issues I am having with my cart.My batteries are not loooking good,does anyone know how to check to see if the controller is bad or good?Just trying to eliminate issues! Thanks again peeps!!!
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Unread 04-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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I have been trying to disect issues I am having with my cart.My batteries are not loooking good,does anyone know how to check to see if the controller is bad or good?Just trying to eliminate issues! Thanks again peeps!!!
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Unread 04-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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what year and voltage? before jumping right to the controller start with basics, batteries and cables............all it takes is one bad battery or cable to shut the cart down......give it a full charge let it sit an hour than with a volt meter check voltage on each battery and than entire pack.......write #,s down...........than load test and check cells with a hydrometer.........grab and pull tug/twist each cable make sure they are tight and that all connections are clean.......look at cables to motor and F&R switch.........does solenoid click?..............post your voltage #,s and we,ll have an idea of where to go....................................
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Unread 04-28-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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Okay I see what your saying.
First thing Is that I cant even charge my batteries because I hear bubbling in the main battery where the connection form the controller is coming from.I tested me volts with my sperry meter.its says all together they are at 35 amps I think.But my hydrometer says they are all charged?I just took all my batteries out and thinking about taking them to pep boys to be checked.They are TROJAN T-875.48 volt.I have alot of moisture at the top of the caps on some batteries.I have 6 speakers connnected to the cart and I think that might be an issue.But I drive for about 5 minutes even without the stereo and it still smells hot and some batts are bulging?I have no Idea what to do and I am taking all options at this point.I really dont have the cash to buy 6 9 volt batteries right now. I.thank you for all the info
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Unread 04-28-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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Six 8s! You have 6 8volt batteries...... You need to learn to use the voltmeter you bought yesterday? Connect it to one of the batteries...and if nothing else try all the DC settings until you can read one battery
You should get 8.2 or 8.34 or 7.93 Then try the whole pack.....we need this info - NOW!
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Unread 04-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #6
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I took my batteries out because I want to get them checked.I put my voltmeter to "10 and its reading 1.but my hydrometer is saying batts are good?I am so confused.Is it bad I took my batts out??
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Unread 04-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #7
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I think it is a good idea to get the batteries checked. Typically they can "load test" them. Let us know what they say about their condition.....What is the model # of the sperry meter you bought?
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Unread 04-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #8
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sperry SP-5A # HSPS

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Unread 04-28-2009, 08:27 PM   #9
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Hey scotty! I used my voltmeter and read the manual to the meter And I am pretty sure they are on target as far as meter readings,but why would my batteries bulge and then seap at the top of caps.Do you think My wiring was wrong form the controller to the primary battery? Thanks guys I just want my cart healthy
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Unread 04-28-2009, 08:31 PM   #10
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first of all ...... all the batteries work together in a series to form the sum voltage of the group. There is no primary battery. They are all equally important to the group..... I still don't think you got the whole reading the voltage meter thing down that is why I wanted the model # I'm gonna go look at it......later.
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