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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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Question Battery cable through OBC?

Hello Everyone,
Just outfitted my 97 Club Car DS with 4 gauge battery cables (made them myself ). Does the cable from Battery #6 HAVE TO go through what appears to be just a grommet in the OBC? 4 gauge wire won't fit through the hole, so I have it zip-tied instead.

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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Hello Everyone,
Just outfitted my 97 Club Car DS with 4 gauge battery cables (made them myself ). Does the cable from Battery #6 HAVE TO go through what appears to be just a grommet in the OBC? 4 gauge wire won't fit through the hole, so I have it zip-tied instead.

Thanks!
yes it must go through it. There is a sensor in the OBC that senses voltage as it charges. If you don't run it through the hole the OBC won't allow the charger to fully charge the pack. 4 Gauge will fit... you've gotta cut the terminal off the end of it, stick it through, then solder a new one on. Another option i've heard of but never tried is to leave the 6 gauge wire in the OBC and run the 4 gauge around it... hooking both wires to the same locations.. Never tried it, but I've heard it works fine.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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Makes sense. Went to charge my cart and the charger shut off after a few minutes. I'll re-route it. Thanks TahoeDawgZ71!
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:46 PM   #4
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Yep, and here's another one for you...the direction the cable passes through the OBC does matter! I found this out since I had to reposition my OBC but you'll be ok if you're not doing crazy stuff.
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yes it must go through it. There is a sensor in the OBC that senses voltage as it charges. If you don't run it through the hole the OBC won't allow the charger to fully charge the pack. 4 Gauge will fit... you've gotta cut the terminal off the end of it, stick it through, then solder a new one on. Another option i've heard of but never tried is to leave the 6 gauge wire in the OBC and run the 4 gauge around it... hooking both wires to the same locations.. Never tried it, but I've heard it works fine.
Yes sir... it does
My buddy just upgraded to 2g wire, (got it free... he said...LOL,) for his cart and had it with him at Ft Wilderness this past week. He left the original 6g wire in the OBC and ran the 2g around the OBC. But a much cleaner look is to just run your 4 gauge through the OBC... it should fit... mine did with a little push.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
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I heard it's a bad idea to just drill the hole out larger, LOL!
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I heard it's a bad idea to just drill the hole out larger, LOL!
PLEASE!!! Don't get it started all over again!!! You are tooo funny!!!
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I try.
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Drilling the hole is highly unrecommended but if you have to just say Gorno told me to At least it will make for another interesting thread.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 08:33 PM   #10
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You ain't pinnin' that on ME! I said it was a BAD idea......LOL!
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