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Unread 05-31-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default PowerDrive 48v charger with 15amp breaker??

I have a 95 club car 48v regen I. It came with a powerdrive charger with 15 amp breaker. THe breaker trips after about 1 minte of charging. It is showing it is pulling 18 amps on gauge before it trips. I know I have discharged batteries and I am trying to get them up. On all the post I see about chargers they say they are pulling 20 to 25 amps and then it drops down as battery charges. How does this work with only a 15 amp breaker on my charger?????
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Unread 05-31-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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I have a 95 club car 48v regen I. It came with a powerdrive charger with 15 amp breaker. THe breaker trips after about 1 minte of charging. It is showing it is pulling 18 amps on gauge before it trips. I know I have discharged batteries and I am trying to get them up. On all the post I see about chargers they say they are pulling 20 to 25 amps and then it drops down as battery charges. How does this work with only a 15 amp breaker on my charger?????

The AC circuit breaker can handle a bit more amps then rated for a short period of time. But if constant then the additional heat created will pull apart its contact points shutting down the charger. If there was a hugh excess of current draw then the breaker would pull apart right away.

Have you tried another charger on your cart?

Have you tried your charger on a different cart?
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Default Re: PowerDrive 48v charger with 15amp breaker??

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The AC circuit breaker can handle a bit more amps then rated for a short period of time. But if constant then the additional heat created will pull apart its contact points shutting down the charger. If there was a hugh excess of current draw then the breaker would pull apart right away.

Have you tried another charger on your cart?

Have you tried your charger on a different cart?

What he said !
+measure the entire Voltage across the pack and post here,
If less then 48 volts then measure eack Battery and post here !
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