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Unread 09-19-2010, 08:06 PM   #11
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Default Re: What's up with 2nd OBC in 3 years ?

This is why I always remove the OBC from any carts I upgrade...... you spend a few dollars extra and upgrade the charge to have a timer module in the charger and eliminate the need for the OBC completely........
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Unread 09-20-2010, 09:50 AM   #12
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With the modern wiring updates that are becoming more common all the time and many times novice installers, I am finding many more OBC's needing replacement because of attemps to enlarge hole and damaging the coils inside? If asked I always tell people to wire around OBC with heavy guage wire and leave 6 guage in place.
I like RABBITREBORN's idea of putting timer on charger for those versed in battery testing but for the average unskilled owner that can't even remember to maintain water level would end up under charging or over charging batterys and shortening life? For the average cart owner I feel either the full auto charger or better yet OBC Club Car charging system is still the best option?
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Unread 09-20-2010, 09:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: What's up with 2nd OBC in 3 years ?

I took care of about 100 1995 to 1997 CC at a golf course. Never had a OBC failure all the way to the point the course got new carts in 2007. The key would be you have to keep an eye on connections and your batteries. If the OBC's got "stressed" in having to charge say one bad battery in the pack, that could cause a failure ( I would see this in private cart ownership in"trying to get one more year out of the batteries"].

Installing the Club Car OBC field update kit for that car, I have never seen one refail.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 09:35 PM   #14
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Default Re: What's up with 2nd OBC in 3 years ?

Well I gave the option of a different charger and eliminating the whole obc system.... customer wants to go with a new OBC.
I hope this doesn't come back to bite me in the arse. Battery cells all checked good S/G. and they come up to cut off voltage when charged... I guess I'll see.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 09:57 PM   #15
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I would not see why the motor or controller would be a problem.I would look to see if the OBC had been drilled out for bigger cable. Or if they leave it plugged in all the time if they had a electrical surge that could smoke it.If not they could just have a a 3yr OBC ,it just failed and you cant do anything about it Scotty.Its ma man made product and you dont know what they did to blow it and they will never tell you.
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I did note the 4g wire going thru the obc
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This is why I always remove the OBC from any carts I upgrade...... you spend a few dollars extra and upgrade the charge to have a timer module in the charger and eliminate the need for the OBC completely........
Why would you eliminate all the stuff in the OBC clubgars that engineers have worked out to a perfection and it works good.Why would you take it out Rabbit? because you dont understand it?
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Serious? What would you rather do? Change a control board in a Powerwise for $50 or change an OBC in a CC for $150?
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Unread 09-20-2010, 10:32 PM   #19
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I would rather change the OBC,What are you a golf car tech or a butcher? do you want to bypass everything you cant fix to get it going and have them come back a year later and complain when you have a potential customer in your business wanting to buy something.You can run your business any way you want ,BUT it wont happen here in mine,its going to be fixed the right way,Nuff Said.
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I would rather change the OBC,What are you a golf car tech or a butcher? do you want to bypass everything you cant fix to get it going and have them come back a year later and complain when you have a potential customer in your business wanting to buy something.You can run your business any way you want ,BUT it wont happen here in mine,its going to be fixed the right way,Nuff Said.
This cart is already modified. Had started life as a resistor cart. I called Tahoedawg to get the best info possible on which direction to go. And we are making the repairs according to the customers wishes based upon Tahoedawgs advice. For those who do not know Tdawg is a CC technician certified many many times over with many years of experience..... Me a butcher!?
I have modified some carts but ???? I don't believe I have ever butchered a cart. My reputation as a builder hangs on every nut and bolt I touch... NO matter how poorly the cart was designed.
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