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Unread 09-13-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Dead Cell in battery

I have a 98 DS 48V cart. Two of the batteries have 1 cell each that shows completely dead. Is this significate enough to warrant replacing the batteries or at least these two batteries. Thank you for your help. All the other batteries checked great.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to bgw. Those 2 batteries need replacing. Depending upon the age and condition of the others used batteries may be your best bet.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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What are the readings of the cells on the other batteries? Even if they're not "dead" they may be low. Might be time for some new ones.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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All the other cell maxed out the gauge. Those two would not evn move it.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #5
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All the other cell maxed out the gauge. Those two would not evn move it.
What does this mean?? there is only 2 volts in each cell how did it max out your meter
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Unread 09-13-2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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I'm guessing you're referring to a hydrometer right? You might want to get another kind. I've never seen one max out.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
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Were you testing when batteries were on the charger ? Is it a floating balls tester for specific gravity?
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when one cell is bad a battery charger will overcharge the rest , trying to bring the entire battery to the right voltage.
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Unread 09-14-2011, 07:32 AM   #9
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I was checking with a hydrometer. It has an arrow that moves to indicate the specific gravity. Is there a better way to check? Thanks everyone for you input.
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Unread 09-14-2011, 09:46 AM   #10
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Dial indicator hydrometers usually are just fine... but I agree, I have never seen one float the needle to the top? Nonetheless, you have a clear difference in SG between the cells that's the important information.
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