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Unread 01-11-2010, 07:26 PM   #21
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

I can borrow a charger from my buddy, but it won't be tonight, he has a 48v cart also. It'll probably be overnight tomorrow before I can get a reading from his charger.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 07:39 PM   #22
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Think i would try bringing them up with a 12 volt battery charger. Sounds like they are tits up though
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Unread 01-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #23
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If your specific gravity is OK and the voltage is down, I would look at the charger itself as the problem. Gut reaction at this point is new batteries.
Gonrnoman - Can you elaborate on this? I am trying to learn all the troubleshooting techniques myself. Looking at the chart on the sticky, it appears that specific gravity drops with charge, as well as voltage.

If the SG is at 100% reading and the voltage is at 50%, what is that telling me?

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Unread 01-12-2010, 05:51 PM   #24
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ok guys I was able to get another charger (powerwise), plugged it in at 4:30..it started charging and the needle was on 15...after about 30 min the needle dropped to 6 or 7...at 5:30 the charger had shut off...

the batteries were 12.1, 12.1, 12.3, 12.2...

I don't think the charger is the problem..this charger operated the same as my charger from what I can tell.

dead batteries????

or can I do some more investigating?

thanks for all the help so far

2006 cc iq ds, 4 original 12v batteries
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Unread 01-12-2010, 06:15 PM   #25
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Bill, it's time to pull the trigger on a new pack.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #26
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Gonrnoman - Can you elaborate on this? I am trying to learn all the troubleshooting techniques myself. Looking at the chart on the sticky, it appears that specific gravity drops with charge, as well as voltage.

If the SG is at 100% reading and the voltage is at 50%, what is that telling me?

Thanks

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Unread 01-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #27
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If the SG is at 100% reading and the voltage is at 50%, what is that telling me?

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Sorry Brian. The above condition would indicate a charger problem. The batteries are capable of accepting a charge, but the charger is not raising the voltage level sufficiently.
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Unread 01-12-2010, 10:11 PM   #28
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Thanks G - Just trying to gather all the knowledge from you guys.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 09:08 AM   #29
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Hmmm... (pulling off the cob webs from my sparky experience)

If I remember correctly from my 48V, the charger would not shut off with bad batteries!

Just for "Sh*ts & Giggles" bd... have you tried to reset your OBC?
(it will only recharge what IT thinks has been used!)

Resetting the OBC

It's worth a shot!

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Unread 01-14-2010, 01:40 PM   #30
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Guys – I’ve been doing some more searching, I didn’t mention before that these batteries are “black” and have Club Car/Trojan stamped into the shell. I read one thread from buggiesunlimited that these are a “fake” version of a Trojan battery. And I’ve read that there are problems with cold weather and the 4 12v setup.

This is a 2006 cc iq ds. I bought from a dealer (in august of 200 who buys carts from local golf courses and resells them.

Maybe these being “black or not certified trojan” has something to do with me only getting 3 ˝ years of service out of them?

Anybody have the same batteries and have issues with them?

Do yall think I’d gain any in overall life of the batteries by converting to (6) 8 volt batteries or are (4) 12v Trojans expected to last 4 – 5 years?

Am I just asking for trouble by making a conversion (better just to stick with the original setup)?
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