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Unread 03-23-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Question OBC Replacement timer for Timerless Lester Charger

How y'all are? As Justin would say.
Been having trouble with charging the 96 CC Carryall I use on the farm.
Not a real piece of eye candy or hopped up, just a worker.
Tractor lugs on the back and knobbies on the front.
Added a analog Voltmeter when electrical problems started.
Appears to be a dead OBC tried pretty much everything have seen on this forum about batteries, chargers and OBC's.
Currently using a plug in 7 day programable timer to charger and limiting to 4 hrs so as not to burn batteries.
Looking for something inexpensive to fix the situation and charge properly.

Was told about this item that i have not seen on here.

"O.B.C. replacement timer for timerless Lester charger. Comes with wiring diagram for O.B.C. bypass. For Club Car electric 1995-up 48-volt "

Has anyone tried it?
How did it perform?
Wanted to see the install instructions/wiring diagram but no luck without purchase. and as expected with electrical items, no returns either.
Thanks for any help on this
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: OBC Replacement timer for Timerless Lester Charger

How much $ is that thing? I'm thinking it can be done for less.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: OBC Replacement timer for Timerless Lester Charger

$138.00 online
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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That is cheap enough.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: OBC Replacement timer for Timerless Lester Charger

A local dealer has told me he plans to order one to stock. When he gets it in i plan to look at the instructions and how this thing hooks up to the charger before i buy. BTW>>>>What should be the maximum voltage allowed at the end of charge cycle while still hooked up to charger?
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Unread 03-23-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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A local dealer has told me he plans to order one to stock. When he gets it in i plan to look at the instructions and how this thing hooks up to the charger before i buy. BTW>>>>What should be the maximum voltage allowed at the end of charge cycle while still hooked up to charger?
About 63 volts. Sounds like you have been undercharging your batts.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 10:05 PM   #7
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Dern, I sure have, been limiting with router control to 51+/-
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Unread 03-23-2011, 10:35 PM   #8
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Default Re: OBC Replacement timer for Timerless Lester Charger

I knew that was coming when you said 4 hours.... You are missing the float or finishing stage (#3) of the charger algorithm .... 50.9 is a full pack but that is after 12-24 hours of settling.... Plug that thing in and walk away for 12 hours tonight
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Unread 03-24-2011, 12:02 PM   #9
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Default Re: OBC Replacement timer for Timerless Lester Charger

OK so let me get this straight in my head.
Your OBC no longer functions ?
So U have jumped the OBC on the charger ?
And U are currently charging the batteries using a rimer on the charger ?
And instead of replacing the OBC U are replacing the charger ?
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Unread 03-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: OBC Replacement timer for Timerless Lester Charger

OK so let me get this straight in my head.

Your OBC no longer functions ?
Correct

So U have jumped the OBC on the charger ?
Also correct, jumpered from receptical on cart to negative post of first battery

And U are currently charging the batteries using a rimer on the charger ?
Somewhat correct, the timer is a wall recepticle plug in type rated at 15 amps

And instead of replacing the OBC U are replacing the charger ?
Somewhat correct, i am looking into using the attachment in the posted picture.
A micro processor unit that is supposed to control charge rate and attaches to charger.
I am trying to find out if anyone has used this gizmo and how it performs.
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