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Unread 06-01-2009, 06:10 AM   #1
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Default 2001 CC Battery Dummy Light (trigger?)

Does anyone know what the programmed trigger is, and/or the voltage for the dash single light (amber dummy light, no level indicator)?

I would imagine the OBC monitors the pack voltage and signals the light at a predetermined set point, but hesitate to go by this...
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Unread 06-01-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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Does anyone know what the programmed trigger is, and/or the voltage for the dash single light (amber dummy light, no level indicator)?


I would imagine the OBC monitors the pack voltage and signals the light at a predetermined set point, but hesitate to go by this...
I do know that on MY 06 Precedent the light will come on when MY pack drops to mid 48's while driving which is around the 50% mark which is good. After the cart sets for 10 minutes the pack voltage will go up a bit to low 49's, (.5 to .7 volts,) and MY light will go off. I only know this because of my built in digital gauge and my last trip to Ft Wilderness, (and being friggin anal about wanting to know once and for all.) I do know that MY club car dealer told me they have issues with this light and customers calling about it flashing at different times and, "I wish they never put it in", as well as not to rely on it and, "I wouldn't care if you took it OUT!" Hence my built in digital gauge that costs $20 and tells you EXACTLY what you've got ALL THE TIME! (Don't have to fool with getting the meter out all the time!!!)
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Scubby, can you link us to that gauge again, please.
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VW, check it with a voltmeter when it first appears and refer to the battery chart to ..... never take the pack down below 50% for best performance and longest battery life.....
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Scubby, can you link us to that gauge again, please.
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Thanks! I just bought this one for the NEV

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-1-2-Red-LED-DC...3A4%7C294%3A30
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Thanks! I just bought this one for the NEV

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-1-2-Red-LED-DC...3A4%7C294%3A30
Scotty,

Mine is only a 3.5 digit so... um... yours is bigger!

In case anyone is interested as well this meter IS adjustable. I've attached a picture and circled the adjustment screw for adjusting meter voltage up or down... its very sensitive.
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Mine is only a 3.5 digit so... um... yours is bigger!

In case anyone is interested as well this meter IS adjustable. I've attached a picture and circled the adjustment screw for adjusting meter voltage up or down... its very sensitive.
Mine's BIGGER actually didn't find it smaller...that's okay... the price is great. Cheaper than another idiot type gauge.
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Scuba - Thanks bud this is what I was looking for!! ....and I have seen your digital meter (is on my needs list ); I too am a litlle anal about specs and numbers and found your install awesome - can this meter be a dropin replacement for whats there (electrically) or will there be more connections?

Scottyb - Yep, was all over the SoC table this morning after my first drive/full charge; I have read the 50% point on here alot, but think my goal is going to be in the 70-75% range - this is just MY preference.

Thanks guys for weighing in - much appreciated

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I do know that on MY 06 Precedent the light will come on when MY pack drops to mid 48's while driving which is around the 50% mark which is good. After the cart sets for 10 minutes the pack voltage will go up a bit to low 49's, (.5 to .7 volts,) and MY light will go off. I only know this because of my built in digital gauge and my last trip to Ft Wilderness, (and being friggin anal about wanting to know once and for all.) I do know that MY club car dealer told me they have issues with this light and customers calling about it flashing at different times and, "I wish they never put it in", as well as not to rely on it and, "I wouldn't care if you took it OUT!" Hence my built in digital gauge that costs $20 and tells you EXACTLY what you've got ALL THE TIME! (Don't have to fool with getting the meter out all the time!!!)
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can this meter be a dropin replacement for whats there (electrically) or will there be more connections?
Nope... its not to connect to the Orange light leads. You will have to cut out the hole just right for it to SNAP into place and the wiring is really very simple. Just read the other thread as well as the directions that will come with it. Think of this as; you'll need to supply power for it to light up/work and you'll also have to supply a wire to it for it to read pack voltage, (so 4 wires total.) It should give you the option to use the same ground for both the voltage sensing portion as well as the initial power to light up/work the meter. Like I said, read the directions since all meters could/would be different.
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