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Unread 06-30-2009, 04:26 PM   #21
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after letting it charge for an hour i tried to move it and it is taking the charge cause it goes forward and backward wooo hooooo
that sounds great!!
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Unread 07-01-2009, 01:34 AM   #22
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ok so it has been charging for about ten hour now and the amp meter on the charger has been staying steady at this point and doesn't seem to be going any lower the batteries are boiling should i let it keep going or should i let it rest and check them in the morning with the volt meter and see if any have dropped in volts....also can someone explain what specific gravity means and how do you measure it???
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Unread 07-01-2009, 03:22 AM   #23
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Look under the dash for sticker with Serial#, If you dont see it they also put a sticker behind the plastic plate your ignition switch mounts to.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 09:46 AM   #24
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Specific gravity is the ratio between a substance and plain water at a temp. of a little under 40 degrees. In checking batteries you need an Hydrometer. Pick one up at auto parts or Wal-Mart. They will have a squeeze bulb and a float inside. Get one that shows numbers, not just colors. Under $10. You draw up the Battery water and float will indicate reading. Higher the reading, the higher the specific gravity and hence higher charge in the battery cell. This leaves out a lot of info. but should give you an idea.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 12:26 PM   #25
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thanks i have a battery tester i just didn't know that what i was testing is specific gravity cool thanks
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Unread 07-01-2009, 01:45 PM   #26
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It sounds like you might have a bad battery or two. The charger will keep trying to charge them and boil the good ones. This cart is a nice rebuild project, so warrants a set of new batteries.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 01:55 PM   #27
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what about re-aciding the batteries i have any input here would be great...i just took the cart out and drove it around my yard goes ok on flat ground barely moves up the hill... i just checked all the batteries and they are all about the same at 6v used a cheap meter i need to go get my good one from my dad's house and see what they are at exactly

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Unread 07-01-2009, 02:14 PM   #28
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6v reading if charged is not high enough. Reading should be at least 6.5. Slower on the hills is an indication of bad batts. also. If they are anything but Trojans someone probably put in cheapies. If Trojans, look on NEG pad. Letter A is Jan., etc. number is year. If older than 5/6 and having sat discharged for a long time you would be wasting time & $$. I have treated batteries with some luck but I am shaking my head on these.
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Unread 07-01-2009, 02:18 PM   #29
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there are five trojans and one that isn't..i have two others that are supposed to be new but they aren't trojans either.. im just thinking a five gallon bucket of acid is 30 bucks and new batteries are 700...
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What are the codes on the neg. pad of the Trojans? are they all the same. That odd battery was a mistake from the beginning. Just putting in New acid won't rejuvinate an old battery. So lets see how old the 5 Trojans are. The lead plates build up coatings of sulfides that new acid doesn't do anything for. There are treatments that help release the sulfides into suspension but dealing with older multiple makes you are sweeping water up-hill.
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