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Unread 06-03-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
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I picked up a 90 cc electric last week. I went to charge it today and after 3 hours the charger was hot and only read 15 dc on charger meter. What am I looking for so I no there is a full charge. Car is 36 volt with silver charger. Thanks for help
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Unread 06-03-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: how to read charger?

Most chargers are automatic. What charger model? I can only vouch for a couple OBC controlled CC and 2 EZGO Marathons I have owned and they all take over 10 hours to fully charge, at the least.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 08:51 AM   #3
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Does charger say club car on it? There are many brands and types of chargers used out there and so it would help if you could confirm brand of charger. It sounds as if it is a club car charger and it may very well be working correctly? Had you checked distilled water levels in batterys before charging and needed to add lots of water? Did you check battery condition as this is a new cart to you either with a hydrometer with single float and temperature correcting scale on side or digital meter across each batterys posts. Note these tests should be done before charging OR after charging and letting sit for at least one hour to allow charge to level off.
A reading of 15 amps after charging for 3 hours is not uncommon IF batterys are low OR POSSIBLY IN BAD CONDITION and need replacing. DO ABOVE TESTS and then check stickies above for battery charge scale of voltage and specific gravity.
Good luck and hope this will help you to start enjoying your cart.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 09:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: how to read charger?

36 Volt Automatic Golf Cart Charger Lester Electronic. I will check levels when I get home.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 10:11 AM   #5
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Average charge time is 5-6 hours. 12 is not uncommon for new or very old batteries. Let it finish
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