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Unread 04-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Battery Guide Help Needed

I printed out a copy of the Battery Guide and laminated it to keep it on my cart. I installed a Datel battery meter I bought from ScottyB and need a little help with reading the chart.

I have a 2008.5+ Club Car Precedent that has the six 8 battery 48 volt system.

First, the chart is "standarized" to 80 degrees. Does the voltage vary with ambient temperature and if so how is it affected?

Can I make a chart that would include different temperatures?

I am just trying to be able to use the meter to make sure I know how much battery I have left in the tank.

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Unread 04-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery Guide Help Needed

I don't think the voltage readings change significantly, what does change with temp are the SG (specific gravity) readings. Most manufactures recommend you not discharge their batteries below 50% and most agree that less you discharge between charging the more times you can recharge.... here is another chart to ponder
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Unread 04-19-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Scotty,

Are you saying the specific gravity changes daily or is it pretty consistent as long as you maintain your battery water levels with distilled water?

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Unread 04-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Battery Guide Help Needed

A battery's specific gravity changes with the state of charge.

I never check SG unless I am trying to find a problem or determine the health of a battery.
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