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Unread 04-27-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Have a 1983 DS that won't go forward or reverse. Five batteries show 6.3v+, one reads 4.3. Can one bad battery cause it to not go? I do hear clicking when pressing the pedal. Have yet to try the solenoid jumper test mentioned in a previous thread.
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Unread 04-28-2011, 05:50 AM   #2
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Have a 1983 DS that won't go forward or reverse. Five batteries show 6.3v+, one reads 4.3. Can one bad battery cause it to not go? I do hear clicking when pressing the pedal. Have yet to try the solenoid jumper test mentioned in a previous thread.
If you take the 4.3 batt out of equation (because it is done, flat, kaput) this leaves you essentially 31.5 volts and that's not so good. If you notice the on the chart, a 36v pack with 10% charge remaining the voltage is 34v +/-. You are well below that. What do you get across the whole pack. Compare that to chart.

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Unread 04-28-2011, 07:38 AM   #3
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welcome, yes that 1 battery will keep cart from moving, test all 6 of them and load test and check cables......very important the system is in tip top shape................................
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Unread 04-28-2011, 09:52 PM   #4
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If you take the 4.3 batt out of equation (because it is done, flat, kaput) this leaves you essentially 31.5 volts and that's not so good. If you notice the on the chart, a 36v pack with 10% charge remaining the voltage is 34v +/-. You are well below that. What do you get across the whole pack. Compare that to chart.

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Unread 04-29-2011, 06:37 AM   #5
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c'mon larryinca, don't be a 1 post wonder. Tell us what's up ol' dude!!
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I do hear clicking when pressing the pedal.
What you're hearing is a microswitch or the solenoid clicking. Although you have enough voltage to run the control side of the solenoid, once it engages it definitely takes a bigger set of cojones for anything from the two FAT post on out.
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c'mon larryinca, don't be a 1 post wonder. Tell us what's up ol' dude!!
I think I may need more than one new battery. After charging, all but the one known bad one read 6.5v+. 24hrs later they are down to 6.1.
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Unread 04-30-2011, 11:21 PM   #8
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well best thing is get a hydrometer , check the electrolite .
How old are they , do they have a date on them ?
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Unread 05-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #9
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well best thing is get a hydrometer , check the electrolite .
How old are they , do they have a date on them ?
Batteries are all dated Jan 03.
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Unread 05-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #10
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Batteries are all dated Jan 03.
might be time to start robbing the piggy bank. Couldn't hurt.
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