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Unread 05-22-2009, 09:12 AM   #11
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disconnecting the lights will not "fix" your problem. How the lights are connected are "one" of your problems and possibly resulted in drawing down the two batteries lower than the pack. Then you cook the other 4 trying to get those two back up to charge. You haven't commented yet that you understand what scotty is trying to tell you. you need to charge your batteries more than once a week, more like every night and not discharge below 50%, and that doesn't mean 3 volts!.
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Unread 05-22-2009, 09:15 AM   #12
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A hydrometer or load tester will tell ... I'm just saying you are not using them the way they were designed to be used and the manufacture says that will lead to premature failure... that's all I'm saying? I think it is time to evaluate the true condition of these batteries.....maybe one cell has a short? I would reccomend a load test.
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Unread 05-22-2009, 09:19 AM   #13
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Thanks crash...and yes...I understand...I will charge them everyday...but that brings me to another point...will charging them too much do any damage...for example...After a full charge...I might use the cart to go to the beach...is about 200 yards...or go to the store a couple times with is about 75 yards....its not used for 15 to 20 miles like on a golf course....one day hard use may be a mile....should I recharge every night with that little use...would that be better or would it be too much..
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OK...Im on the way to town to get a loadtester and gravity tester...and will get back to you'll shortly..
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Unread 05-22-2009, 09:24 AM   #15
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OK...Im on the way to town to get a loadtester and gravity tester...and will get back to you'll shortly..
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HEy that is cool..... hope you are going to HF. Like I said before the batteries can be recharged after as little as 15 minutes of actual peddle time....so if it takes 7.5 minutes to go to the beach .......
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Unread 05-22-2009, 09:42 AM   #16
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I hate to throw this out there and loose the positive direction you are making but check the condition of the cables and connections for corrosion or loose connections.
Better yet, remove each cable and wire brush them and battery studs (safety glasses) and reassy. Could be having an amp loss at one of the connections.
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Unread 05-22-2009, 09:45 AM   #17
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That's a valid point ..... and probable. I just wanted to address the battery misuse first and now to establish the battery condition prior to anything else.
As any Tech would
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Unread 05-22-2009, 11:01 AM   #18
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GEEZZZZ SCOTTYB.....Is it necessary that you always be right......I went and got a gravity tester...(couldnt find a 6volt load tester)...but anyway...came back and tested volts after charging....all showed 6.20 plus volts.....HOWEVER...when I did the gravity test all 36 cells were showed 1100 to 1150 all of which are in the recharge red....guess that means I need new batteries huh....

Just to make sure the gravity tester was working I tested two jon boat 12v batteries and all cells test in the good range (1300 range)...fully charged

So, I will just recharge everynight until I can get some new batteries....I am guessing you will say that charging them everynight is not going to help increase the usuage of the old batteries that are in there now.....Right
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Unread 05-22-2009, 11:29 AM   #19
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Don't say that in front of my wife ....... or these guys either
Hey, you threw up a red flag with those numbers this am.
.... I sent you a PM.
When you get new batteries !!! Replace all of the battery cables and go to the Trojan website or similar battery tutorial and research proper use and maintenance... you could have gotten more time out of your old set with better use and care habits. It's not hard, & it's not rocket science
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Do exactly as scotty says or I will send Rocko and Louey over to have a talk wit you.

Scotty knows his chit!
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