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Unread 12-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #41
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ok, following the procedure as mentioned earlier in this thread, This is what I did :

measured pack voltage = 50.6v

measure from pack - to large solenoid post with fat red wire and get 50.6v

measured from pack - to other solenoid large post, with fat yellow wire and get 50.0 v

This is with key off, tow on, resistor still hooked up cross two large posts,

Now what? These numbers seem like they are fine?
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Unread 12-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #42
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Sounds perfect to me
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Unread 12-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #43
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Then whats draining my batteries? My batteries are brand new, and this is the second set......................

I charge the cart, and let it sit for 3 days, and they are down to 49 volts. No accessories other than lites, and they are never used.

I do see a blue wire on the main +, so I guess there is a reducer somewhere.

It doesn't make sense that the batteries discharge that fast.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #44
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Have you tried unhooking that blue wire?
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Unread 12-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #45
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yes, I just unhooked it this afternoon. So I guess I will have to monitor it for a couple days to check it out.

Also earlier I posted that I used my clamp on meter, set on dc amps , and read .2 volt drain. However, as I see it , I think I was reading the meter wrong. Although the meter was clamped around the pack- wire, I think I still need to use the test probes, which I didn't.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #46
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Why don't you try this? Charge the cart up and get it to the voltage that you're used to seeing after a charge. Put car in tow and unhook the main positive and negative battery posts from the vehicle. Watch it for a few days with it unhooked and see if anything changes.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 11:02 PM   #47
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David, should I hook the blue wire back up, Before I try this?
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Unread 12-24-2013, 08:17 AM   #48
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David, should I hook the blue wire back up, Before I try this?
No. Unhook everything from your battery pack that you think may be causing a draw.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #49
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ok, will try this today. It is Xmas eve now, so I will report back after Xmas.

Have a great Xmas everyone and Thanks again for your time and help.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #50
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sergio

yes the blue wire is coming off the main battery +, so its 48 volt.

So now i need to locate the reducer.

You lost me when you said it was located on the vertical, and it points towards the front.

I could see if it was horizontal and pointed , but not vertical. I will try and look tomorrow.
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