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Unread 07-29-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Power Dirve 2 Charger is popping braker...

Hey there boys and girls, i have four "power drive 2" chargers that will charge for about 5 minutes, then pop the braker on the charger. i have been looking around the forums but havent found a straight answer about how to fix it...

I kind of need these chargers working soon, so please let me know what needs to be fixed so that the chargers will work again.

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Unread 07-29-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Power Dirve 2 Charger is popping braker...

FYI a charger rebuild guy told me its very rarely the charger.i'm not much on toasters but i'm sure someone who knows more will be along to help.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Power Dirve 2 Charger is popping braker...

well the thing is i know it is not the cart because i have tried it on 2 to 3 golf carts that take charges regularly. Also they are plugged into outlets that work, and have been used for years...
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Unread 07-29-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: Power Dirve 2 Charger is popping braker...

If you know for sure the breaker pops on other carts, then replace
the relay. When I replace the relay I always go ahead and replace
the breaker also. The relay is in the front center on the bottom.
Now, I have a guy bringing his cart to my shop this afternoon. His
breaker is kicking out. This has happened to him before and I replaced
both relay and breaker. The new parts didn't help. I found out that
his kid had not been charging the cart after driving all day, and the next,
etc. The charger was pouring the juice to the batteries and would get
hot and kick the breaker.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 02:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Power Dirve 2 Charger is popping braker...

o i see how much would a relay and a new breaker cost? i would need to run it by my bosses (extremely frugle people), they might want there carts fixed...

But hey thanks for the advise... that helps alot.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 05:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: Power Dirve 2 Charger is popping braker...

I had the same problem...very similiar thread title...surprised you didnt't see it while searching
Anyway, A member here told me what my problem was, which turned out to be what is called the rectifier in the charger and also a new circuit breaker in the charger. I replaced both parts in approximately 10 mins. and the charger was fixed. It is apparently a pretty common problem and the parts cost under $40 total. Better than 350 for a new charger. The rectifier was the problem but the circuit breaker is also a weak point so that was replaced as well.

heres the link to my thread back when I had the problem
powerdrive2 charger pops breaker on front
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