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Unread 08-24-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Battery testing basics

Sorry if this is too basic but I couldn't find this in previous threads. I am new to electric carts. The cart is an 05 Club Car Prec 4X12 Volts. How do I test the batteries. (equip needed etc) I'm far from a professional so I wouldn't be able to invest in expensive equipment.

I have always received excellent direction from the people on this site for my gas carts so I thank you in advance
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Unread 08-24-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery testing basics

Digital volt meter is all you need, but you will need to spend 50 bucks for a good one. Dont buy one of those cheap 6 dollar ones, those are very inaccurate.

The hard part is interpeting the voltage readings and when and how you take them. Thats why I always ask the poster to post the numbers for proper interpetation.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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You should use a hydrometer to test the batteries after you put a full charge on them.Let them sit overnite and then test them.You can buy a good one at autozone or advanced auto for a reasonable price.The directions will tell you how to use it.You can also get a nice voltmeter at sears for around 25 bucks.You will need these tools to maintain your electric car.Hope this helps.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 05:49 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I appreciate you taking the time help out.
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Unread 08-26-2010, 06:12 PM   #5
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Part 00231 is what you need
http://www.remybattery.com/Departmen...y-Testers.aspx
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Unread 08-26-2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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you know a good volt meter is one of the most important tools if not the most important you,ll need for working on an elec. cart so there i spared no expense i got a fluke that i paid 199.00 for but not only is it awsome to the bone for elec. carts its great for gas ones also this thing is loaded with even a clamp for pinpointing RPM,s for gas carts man i can,t tell you the things this tool does i i beleive thats the last place to save a buck for getting accurate readings its pinpoint accurate........anyways besides that a good load tester and hydrometer are important you don,t have to go all out but i have been thur my share of 10 dollar to fifty doller volt meters and while i,m kinda hard on tools because i do a lot of work on elec carts after 10 pm till 6 am some of my stuff gets beat up but this fluke has been abused but still works like day 1 which is 4 years ago but with these 3 tools you,ll use them more than any other tool in your box................................
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