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Unread 05-06-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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What is the best way to store your batteries during an extended upgrade. I have an 01 CC DS 48v Series. With an ezgo I hooked them up on the floor to charge occasionally but this cart has an OBC.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Are we talking about Houston in the summer or winter?
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Unread 05-06-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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DO NOT STORE ON A CONCRETE FLOOR!!!!!!!! Place on a board off the floor.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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I assumed the concrete thing and yes Houston during the summer. We are over 90 already.
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My understanding of the CC OBC system is that the OBC will automaticly start the charger back up if the cart falls below a certain threshold. Keeping the water levels correct might be an issue. Is the storage area indoors?
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Unread 05-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #6
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I'm talking about removing them for an extended period of time while I work on the chasis etc.....
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Is there a way you could mount the battery ( pack under ) your jacked up cart on plywood or wood so you could hook them up as needed to charge as normal? If not because of work to chassis I would put them up on a shelf where the temperature is not too high and hope to get them back into service soon? A few weeks wont hurt but months uncharged in heat is another story.
Im near San Benito and we are in the mid 90s now, just starting to get warm enough for me?
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Unread 05-06-2010, 05:06 PM   #8
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DO NOT STORE ON A CONCRETE FLOOR!!!!!!!! Place on a board off the floor.
This is FALSE. Here is a quote from Interstate Batteries.

"Will storing my battery on concrete drain the charge? No. Regarding today's batteries, this is a myth. A battery placed on concrete will not discharge any faster, but a battery will discharge over a period of time wherever it is placed. If the battery has a surface layer of acid or grime which is conductive, the battery will self-discharge more rapidly than if it were clean and dry.

This myth does have some historical basis. Many years ago, wooden battery cases encased a glass jar with the battery in it. Any moisture on the floor could cause the wood to swell and possibly fracture the glass, causing it to leak. Later came the introduction of the "hard rubber" cases, which were somewhat porous. A current could be conducted through this container, which had a high carbon content, if the moist concrete floor permitted the current to find an electrical ground. The wise advise of the old days to "not store batteries on concrete" has apparently been passed down to us today, but it no longer applies."

This is also verified by Discovery Batteries and Trojan. There is no need to place your batteries on a board or anything else.
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There is no need to place your batteries on a board or anything else.
...other than to protect the concrete from acid drip-down.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 06:37 PM   #10
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Store em to one side and touch them up with a car charger 2 at a time if 6 volt.
Its not wizzardry.
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