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Unread 01-09-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default no go in cold weather, something not right?

temp this morning about 26 degrees,

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I tried to drive the cart out of the unheated storage room but it wouldn't go, I could hear the motor kinda humming, seemed like it might want to go but maybe it's too cold?????

should I check anything or could this just be due to cold temps???
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Unread 01-09-2010, 01:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

Drove mine this morning, about 20 deg out. As long as the batts are charged they should operate in cold temps.
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Unread 01-09-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

maybe I need to run the charger tonight???? I've been running the charger every couple of days...but i didn't last night...the battery did come on as soon as I switched from tow to run....maybe the cold weather drains to batts quicker.

I'll check tomorrow
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Unread 01-09-2010, 07:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

Cold weather actually will PRESERVE the batteries, but at the same time it hinders their ability to run the cart at full power. I run my cart all winter in the snow without issues other than a bit slower than normal.
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Unread 01-09-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

last year we ran it in the snow and never had any problems.....hopefully my batteries are just weak from the cold....after a night of charging maybe it'll go tomorrow.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 02:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

overnight I charged the batteries, temp was about 20 outside, about 30 min ago I checked the voltage...it had 43 volts on the 4 12v batteries.

is this due to cold weather?????

2006 cc iq ds with original trojan batts that I maintain very well.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 02:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

you might have a bad one

pop the tops off the batteries and if you see any ice it may be bad
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Unread 01-10-2010, 02:49 PM   #8
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

best thing to do is get it warmed up and charge it

then check your voltage
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Unread 01-10-2010, 03:53 PM   #9
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

charged up to 48.2 volts..took it for a spin, died out to 41 volts after about 6 or 7 min drive around the neighborhood, I think I need warmer weather before I can go farther.

Seems my batteries are weaker this year than last...we were riding in snow last year for a couple of hours....didn't seem affected by the cold that much.

maybe that's the difference in a year for 2006 batteries.

temp is 38 outside..btw.

you guys think all this seems normal????
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Unread 01-10-2010, 04:08 PM   #10
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Default Re: no go in cold weather, something not right?

You've got one or more bad batteries. It might just be one, but the pack is 4 years old and it's not good to add a single new battery to 5 older ones. Cold weather or not, you've got some battery issues...

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