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Unread 07-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #11
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SUNKING I am not familiar with the term "FWIW" batterys, can you explain please? To my knowledge all wet cell batterys after being under a load do gas off to atmosphere some unless they are sealed? And yes they do gas off under charge as well. Maybe I am behind times on new battery terchnology please enlighten me as even at my age I like to learn new things.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 10:17 AM   #12
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OK now I understand the FWIW term thank you. I must admit I am way behind times on all the new terms and abreviations used in modern comunications, so this is very helpful to me. I am just barely computer literate ( just started using computer in my late 60s )much less all the tweets and twits etc that my great grand children use daily and laugh at me for not using?
Now how about gassing off am I wrong that unsealed wet cell batterys gas off ( both ) after being under load and while charging? The cart in question had just been operating and had stopped for unknown reason and when driver was trying to get moving again the battery blew. I have seen a few batterys blow even without being in use ( no power on so must have been from internal shorts ) as well as in most cases battery cable connections arcing because of poor connections.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 02:25 PM   #13
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i have seen more than enough batts, that were fine one weekend and than after sitting just a week look to find the sides blown out of them.....one cart a 48 volt C.C. had 4 batts blow at the same time for no apparant reason......put another set in all 6 cart ran fine for a season than sat for a week and same thing 4 batts blew the sides out of them........figure that one out cause i never could.....................................
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Unread 07-03-2010, 02:37 PM   #14
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I have seen many batteries split open from being frozen but never had one explode and hopefully never will!
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Unread 07-03-2010, 02:38 PM   #15
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Thanks guys for all the feedback. Today I let my wife drive it around and so far so good ( with the cart anyhow, still working on fixing the wife but that's gonna take awhile ). I ordered an upgrade kit for the wires and also an HD solenoid. I keep you all posted on my progress.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 05:33 PM   #16
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I have seen many batteries split open from being frozen but never had one explode and hopefully never will!

same here i have seen plenty of them from being frozen but this was is august-september thats what made it so frustrating trying to figure out why........and i know for sure before this episode happened i was dealing with good trogen batts that were well maintained................the 1st set i can,t tell you how old they were but the 2nd set of used ones were 3 1/2 years old taken out of a good running cart.............................
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Unread 07-03-2010, 06:15 PM   #17
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Thanks guys for all the feedback. Today I let my wife drive it around and so far so good ( with the cart anyhow, still working on fixing the wife but that's gonna take awhile ). I ordered an upgrade kit for the wires and also an HD solenoid. I keep you all posted on my progress.
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Tell her to stay positive, if she thinks any negative thoughts the batteries will blow up.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 07:35 PM   #18
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SUNKING I am not familiar with the term "FWIW" batterys, can you explain please? To my knowledge all wet cell batterys after being under a load do gas off to atmosphere some unless they are sealed?
Hi Old Mec. Try using GOGGLE and search for the term "Battery Gassing Threshold" and see what you come up with.

In a nutshell lead acid batteries reach the gassing threshold at 2.3 to 2.4 volts per cell, and begins when the battery state of charge can no longer accept the amount of current being pushed through it by the charging process. The excess energy from this over charging causes the H2O molecules to split into hydrogen and oxygen known as electrolysis. As the battery begins to gas, the battery heats up and this lowers the gassing threshold even lower causing it to boil even more. Eventually you then hit a wall called Thermal Runaway, another term you can search if you wish. Gassing is a good thing up to a point, but it can be overdone.
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Unread 07-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #19
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My charger is not turning on since the battery was replaced. Do you think the battery explosion could have effected the OBC? Will resetting the OBC be worth a try?
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Unread 07-04-2010, 11:27 AM   #20
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Tangoyankee- when battery blew did you clean all acid blown around out? It can really do major damage if not neutralized right away? I would first check fuse that is behind charger receptical ( inline ) as it could have blown. If that doesnt work YES I would try reseting OBC. Also check all wiring from charger plug to number one battery or solenoid which ever way your cart is wired as it could be damaged?
Sunking- Very interesting Info thank you very much I will absorb it after finishing up on Hurricane Alex local damage.
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