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Unread 10-30-2009, 06:48 PM   #31
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1. 1.100 1.150 1.150 1.100

2. 2.220 2.250 2.250 2.220

3. 2.250 2.250 2.220 2.220

4. 1.100 1.100 1.150 1.100

5. 2.250 2.250 2.220 2.250

6. 1.150 1.150 1.150 1.100

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On batteries 2,3, and 5 : Is that a typo, those gravity readings are higher than pure acid? Are the batteries topped up with water to the proper level? Is the case of any of the batteries swollen on the ends and bulging out? Do you have a load tester you can check them with? It`s possible that if it has been overcharging long enough it may have damaged some of the batteries. 5 Amps continuous will cook a battery. If your charging issue is electrical( OBC/charger/cables) and not just bad batteries, a temporary solution is to put a timer on the charger.
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Unread 10-30-2009, 07:27 PM   #32
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I replaced the OBC, yesterday, with a new one. Today after I took the readings, I went back and disconected the fuse link (It has a clear cover)
that is located on the charging recepticle and cleaned the post as well as the wire connection that I did not replace yesterday. I actually took the fuse link completely off, which made it easier to clean. I did put it back in place and tightened the connections. I rode the cart for about 40 minutes this afternoon and noticed that when I plugged in the charger, the charger needle jumps backwards, comes back up to zero and sits there. The charger is making a slight noise that tells me that it is on but I feel like that it is not charging.
If it`s not charging now, make sure you oriented the OBC the same way the original one was. If it is mounted facing the wrong way, or if you neglect to run the neg battery cable through it , it wont charge. The sensor in the OBC reads current flow through the negative cable, if the OBC is mounted facing the wrong way the signal generated by the current flow is of the opposite polarity and it wont work.
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Unread 10-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #33
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Yep! That is a typo. Too many battery fumes I guess. Those 2s at the beginning of each reading should be 1s. After the installation was complete, I recharged the batteries. After about 4 hours, it was still charging between 4 and 5 amps. After 12 hours it had not changed. I went ahead an unplugged it. The next morning, I remembered that the screw that attaches the black wire to the charging recepticle was rusty. I cleanded it and put it back on. I thought that the other screw on the other end of the fuse was probably rusty as well. So I disconected both screws and removed the fuse, cleaned both of the post on the fuse and put it back in with new nuts. I drove the cart about 40 minutes or so and plugged the charge in when I returned home. THAT is when I noticed that the needle on the charger was jumpimg backwards instead of forwards like it had been doing in the past. I pluuged it back in this afternoon when I got home from Charleston and got the same results. Charger or OBC? Battery light won't come either.
Thank you for your help.
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Um, dead batteries
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Unread 10-30-2009, 10:18 PM   #35
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One bad battery or dirty connection caqn cause havoc with the obc/charger...
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Unread 10-31-2009, 08:45 AM   #36
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Thanks, Scottyb and daddyztoyz. I think that I will load er' up and take her to Myrtle Beach to the dealer. I WILL post the results, which may help someone else!
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It will
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Unread 11-24-2009, 07:51 AM   #38
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Problem has been solved! NEW BATTERIES and NEW OBC. Cost - $900.00
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Well,,,, Here is the latest on the charging problem. I sure hope this will help someone, somewhere down the road. I replaced the OBC as you all know. Didn't fix problem! I replaced the batteries. Bingo! So, I thought that the OBC might not have been bad. I put the old OBC back on the cart. Same problem! Put new OBC back on. Problem solved. The bottom line is "Be careful of what you buy"! I bought this 06 cart from a guy in N.C. Had 08 batteries (Trojan Power Drives) I thought that was unusual because Power Drives are originals from Club Car. 08s in an 06? Hmmmm, unusual to say the least. Then I found that the fuse link for the headlights was made from 2 female wire connectors taped together with a fuse plugged into it. Then I noticed that the cart had 3, yes 3 different style tires on it. The cart came with some replacement seat covers which I had to install. The board under the front seat was completly rotted out on the corners on the drivers side. I had to cut the 2 bolt heads nearest the drivers side off with a chisel because the permantly mounted nuts that are held in the board by teeth turned everytime you turned the bolt. WARNING! "Be careful of what you buy!"
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Well,,,, Here is the latest on the charging problem. I sure hope this will help someone, somewhere down the road. I replaced the OBC as you all know. Didn't fix problem! I replaced the batteries. Bingo! So, I thought that the OBC might not have been bad. I put the old OBC back on the cart. Same problem! Put new OBC back on. Problem solved. The bottom line is "Be careful of what you buy"! I bought this 06 cart from a guy in N.C. Had 08 batteries (Trojan Power Drives) I thought that was unusual because Power Drives are originals from Club Car. 08s in an 06? Hmmmm, unusual to say the least. Then I found that the fuse link for the headlights was made from 2 female wire connectors taped together with a fuse plugged into it. Then I noticed that the cart had 3, yes 3 different style tires on it. The cart came with some replacement seat covers which I had to install. The board under the front seat was completly rotted out on the corners on the drivers side. I had to cut the 2 bolt heads nearest the drivers side off with a chisel because the permantly mounted nuts that are held in the board by teeth turned everytime you turned the bolt. WARNING! "Be careful of what you buy!"
Sounds like you should have bought new or from a dealer.... private party purchase is not for the unexperienced buyer. You need to be able to make your own assessment of batteries, wiring, and general condition of the cart. So you don't wind up paying for something you won't get... Thanks for letting us know how it all turned out and good luck with the cart.
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