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Unread 04-10-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Hello, i'm having a problem with my 88 36 volt club car ds. When I go to charge the cart up the charger will only run for about an hour then shut off. I borrowed another charger from a friend thinking it was a charger problem and it did the same thing. I checked the voltage of the batteries after the charger shuts off and the cart sat for a few hours and they all were right around 6.2volts. The state of charge meter on the cart also shows a low charge in the batteries. The cart will drive fine, it just runs like it has low charge. I was starting the think the batteries are bad but wouldnt the charger still run its full charge time? Any help would be great appreciated.
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Unread 04-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: 88 36v club car ds charging problem

Are you sure you have an 88? That is pre OBC. So both chargers must have seen enough voltage to shut off? 6.2 times 6 = 37.2. Is that what you are getting after the charge has settled? How old are the batteries?
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Are you sure you have an 88? That is pre OBC. So both chargers must have seen enough voltage to shut off? 6.2 times 6 = 37.2. Is that what you are getting after the charge has settled? How old are the batteries?
The first 2 #'s on the serial # are 88. Its the setup that has the line of solenoids behind the battery pack, not v-glide. I havent checked the pack voltage I'll have to do that tomorrow. I'm unsure how old the batteries are. I just had the cart given to me and the person I got it from said the cart worked fine last time they used it. I'm assuming it sat most of the winter, but when I got it the batterys werent completely dead, still had enough power to move the cart.
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I just checked the pack voltage and it was 37.5 volts.
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37.5 is 80% 0f capacity .... looks like you might have a battery problem. Can you check them with a hydrometer?
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37.5 is 80% 0f capacity .... looks like you might have a battery problem. Can you check them with a hydrometer?
Yeah I'll bring one home from work tomorrow and post the results.
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Yeah I'll bring one home from work tomorrow and post the results.
Cool! Grab their load tester, too
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