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Unread 06-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hello

I have a 2001 Club Car that has been switched over from 6-8v batteries to 4-12v batteries. It ran fine but will not charge. Apparently the OBC knows the difference.

Any tricks or ideas to solve this issue?

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Unread 06-27-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Why would you want to go from 6 8volt to 4 12 volt? Seems counter productive to me.
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Unread 06-27-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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welcome to BGW........you can try an OBC reset that might work but yeah i have to ask also why did you switch? if it was cost please don,t take this the wrong way but you made a mistake you were much better off with the 8 volts...........what brand of 12,s did you install?......anyways try the reset..................................
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Unread 06-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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Thanks fellas - hindsite ya know - I was told in a couple other sites that it would just decrease run time by 20% - seemed believable and the batteries were half the price.

The batteries are deep cycles from a "battery giant" store. Can't remember the brand.

Thanks - I'll try the reset.

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Unread 06-27-2011, 10:36 PM   #5
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they arn,t even golfcart batteries? just deep cycle.....your gonna be real unhappy and more than likely buying another set in just a few years......................
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Unread 06-27-2011, 11:08 PM   #6
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Looks like there's alot to learn - and I'm an electronics specialist - good thing it's industrial.

What batteries do you recommend? what makes them different? I have this thing at my lakehouse and only use it 6-8 weekends a year.

I appreciate all your help

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Unread 06-28-2011, 09:31 AM   #7
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this might be easier if i ask.....when your at the lakehouse how do you plan on using it? timewise and what terrain.......................................
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Unread 06-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #8
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Mostly - graded dirt roads and some black top - It's actually a private campground. Just going back and forth to the beach and things.

Maybe 3-4 hrs of tallied driving over a 3 day weekend twice a month if I'm lucky. Probably 8 weekends a year.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #9
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you might be ok if its only 3 hours or so a weekend.......thing is they just don,t lastlong and runtime isn,t near what you get with true cart batteries.......the difference is the weight....more weight = more lead and an 8 volt cart battery i beleive weighs more than a 12 volt deep cycle....and theres a different discharge rate....i,m no way a battery expert but we have some guys here who really know about them....so hopefully they read this and jump in.........you,ll be lucky if you get 3 or 4 years out of them but with cart batteries you can get 10 years......its different for everyone and break in and maintence plays a key role in in lifespan........................
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:13 PM   #10
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Thanks Tom

I hope that the OBC reset works - If not I am going to go back to the 8volt and start fresh. I will find out on Friday.

Very much appreciated.
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