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Unread 07-26-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

On flat ground the cart moves out nicely. When going up hill it really slows down to a crawl.

The question is; should it slow to such a crawl? It does not stop it just slows down. The hill is steep and maybe that is it, the hill is just too steep.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 02:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

Could be a number of things. First what cart do you have, ie is it a Series or Regen/Sepex (see the Sticky for picture identification) what year is it (also in Sticky), have you checked that the batteries are in good nick - how old are they. Is this a new problem you are having? The more info the better
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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

The cart is a 1993 Club Car DS. Appears to be a series model. The batteries are new. I am breaking in the batteries as I have read here and on the US Battery website.

I let the batter charger run until it stopped on its own which took about 12 hours the first time. I have not yet installed a voltmeter but have only driven the cart down and up the driveway a few times as a test but not draining the batteries down very much.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

The cart is a 1993 Club Car DS. Appears to be a series model.

The batteries are new. I am breaking in the batteries as I have read here and on the US Battery website.

I let the batter charger run until it stopped on its own which took about 12 hours the first time. I have not yet installed a voltmeter but have only driven the cart down and up the driveway a few times as a test but not draining the batteries down very much.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:51 AM   #5
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

Series carts do slow a lot on a steep hill... that is just the nature of the stock beast.

Remember new batteries are only 75% of their potential. It takes anywhere from 20 to 150 cycles to reach full potential, depending upon who you ask.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 09:45 AM   #6
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

Ah... Ok as long as I know they slow on hills I will stop looking for a cause. I will just enjoy the scenery on the way up.

The batteries have only been through 2 cycles so there is a long way to go there.

Thank you for your help.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 09:50 AM   #7
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

2 cycles......you should see some improvement as you get more cycles on them....................................
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Unread 07-26-2011, 10:11 AM   #8
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

have you replaced the cables? checked the brushes? upgraded the bus bars in the f&r switch?
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Unread 07-27-2011, 02:19 AM   #9
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Default Re: Really slow down going up hill. Advice needed please

Have not done any of that. Cleaned up the cables but they should be replaced. As far as brushes go I have no idea where they are at.

Thanks for these ideas I will get going on them.
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