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Unread 11-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default The "Battery" light???

This has probably been asked...sorry. (I have a 2001 Club Car DS 48 volt) But tonite I came home from work, and the "battery " light was flashing on and off. I was told that when that light comes on "you have problems!). I haven't driven it lately (MN cold!), so threw the charger on, statrted flashing again, then wiggled the F/R switch alittle and it went off and stayed off (at least for an hour, longer than before). Could I be having issues with my F/R switch? I'm new to this Electric Golf Cart thing, plan on buying new batt's before spring, but the light just bugs the hell out of me! Any help out there?
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Unread 11-30-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: The "Battery" light???

Could be the OBC. You can try resetting the OBC. There is a How to reset the OBC in the stickies. It could also be a bad battery causing problems or even connections.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: The "Battery" light???

It will also flash a lot when you are about 25%charge left in your batteries. it also means that the o.b.c. is searching for a charge.If you arent using it just unhook your 2 main cables.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 10:44 AM   #4
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It will also flash a lot when you are about 25%charge left in your batteries. it also means that the o.b.c. is searching for a charge.If you arent using it just unhook your 2 main cables.
Unhooking the light is not a good Idea, in my opinion, it tells you you need to
show some attention to batteries, cables, obc , ...something.
It is controlled by the OBC which monitors the batteries.
Try the OBC reset as roady suggested first,
actually take a digital volt meter and check the voltage of the pack first.
read this chart first State of Charge Readings
Just remember a 48 Volt cart is almost dead at 48 Volts.

If batteries show good reading then try the recommended reset .

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Unread 12-01-2009, 12:10 PM   #5
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ok, will check the pack tonite and let you know
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Unread 12-02-2009, 10:54 AM   #6
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Default Re: The "Battery" light???

Well, I checked the battery pack last night, was 48.4. So threw the charger on last night. Was wondering, would I be better off just unhooking the batteries for the winter?
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Unread 12-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #7
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Unhooking is not a problem as long as U charge first , then keep in a warm place.

Or if the OBC and PowerDrive charger are working correctly U can leave them connected , the
OBC will tell the charger to come on every 15 days , test batteries, charge as needed.
Make sure U add distilled water to recommended levels before leaving.
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Unread 12-04-2009, 07:59 AM   #8
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The problem is I know I have 1 bad battery, so when I charge the pack, the charger will sit at 4 and keep charging. (I've left the charger on for a good 18 hrs once hoping it would shut off, but didn't)
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Unread 12-04-2009, 10:55 AM   #9
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Default Re: The "Battery" light???

Your just cooking those other batteries with that bad one in there.
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Unread 12-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #10
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Default Re: The "Battery" light???

yes, I realize that. Like I said, I plan on buying all new ones in the spring. I was just hoping to be able to keep it somewhat charged so that I can go out and play in the snow with it once in awhile this winter.
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