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Unread 09-24-2011, 11:46 AM   #11
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erict, Thanks for the link.

Colbyntx, Yes I am charging one battery at a time. I also found the PDF on testing the Rectifier so I will take a shot at that too. But I dont know what you mean when you say"Then put your charger wires back on the rectifier (diod tree) and try and see what happens." Are you talking about jumping the charger to bypass the OBC and see if it kicks on?
Put the charger wires that you have "jumpped" in your pic back were they go. That is the rectifier that they plug into.

Your avatar pic, I have been trying to remember that awful 80's movie it was from. Was it the Last Dragon? "Whos tha masta?"
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Unread 09-24-2011, 12:02 PM   #12
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Default Re: OBC Bypass @ Charger

You need at least 45-46 volts in the batteries to turn the charger on.
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Unread 09-24-2011, 01:48 PM   #13
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You need at least 45-46 volts in the batteries to turn the charger on.
Actually, it only needs to have at least 32 volts for the charging system to work...

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Unread 09-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #14
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WHAT?!?! how dare you call the Last Dragon and Awful movie. Ok, its kinda bad but in a good way. Sho' Nuff the Shogun of Harlem....

I got the battery pack up to 38 volts, jumped the charger and it still did not kick on. I then tested the rectifier based on the Club Car Charger PDF and I did not get the correct readings. (See Below) looks like I found the issue thanks to you guys helping out. I called a local Golf Cart shop (Lutz, FL.) and they said they had a rectifier ( $28 ) but it was the 50amps version for the power drive II. Correct me if I am wrong but I need the 25amps version? Also reading other posts on the forum when ever they replace the rectifier it seems like common practice to replace the other parts in the charger as-well. What parts do you guys recommend I replace?



My Multimeter Setup


My First Reading. Should have read 878 mV.


My Second Reading. Should have read 483 mV.


My Third Reading. Should have read 483 mV.


My Continuity check. Showing no continuity. Which is correct. I did check all (3) terminals.
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Unread 09-25-2011, 02:23 PM   #15
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more amps is ok. less amps would be not ok. here's one for $12

contrary to what you have been told, there is no need to replace anything else.

your meter makes me nervous! lol!
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your meter makes me nervous! lol!
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Not everyone can afford a Fluke meter. Will admit that I Like the harbor fright meters but they are better than nothing, and most people aren't doing things that will kill them when using them.
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Unread 09-25-2011, 03:53 PM   #17
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i agree. i have one as well... you're right, not much stuff around the house capable of killing you because of the meter.
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Unread 09-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #18
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Don't worry, I have a cheap DMM also and it serves its purpose and I can afford a Fluke! I have too many habits that are so expensive! It's funny but the more you make the more you spend so it seems you don't make anymore! I think about the old days making $25K a year and now into six figures and still just as broke!!!!!!
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I was actually proud of my DMM and I had no clue it was cheap. Ignorance is bliss until it kills you.

Thanks for the link sonicj. I ordered it on Sunday so I should be getting it soon. I will keep you all posted and I am sure I will have more issues arise after the install.

Colbyntx, I too think about the old days........ of being employed. I was laid off about 6 months ago and I am trying to fix my cart in between filling out applications and receiving rejection letters/calls. It's brutal out there. But the good news is your Self-Esteem goes numb after your 27th rejection.
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I was actually proud of my DMM and I had no clue it was cheap. Ignorance is bliss until it kills you.

Thanks for the link sonicj. I ordered it on Sunday so I should be getting it soon. I will keep you all posted and I am sure I will have more issues arise after the install.

Colbyntx, I too think about the old days........ of being employed. I was laid off about 6 months ago and I am trying to fix my cart in between filling out applications and receiving rejection letters/calls. It's brutal out there. But the good news is your Self-Esteem goes numb after your 27th rejection.
Sorry to hear that and I hope things get better! I can see it now, order charger parts or eat? Guys will skip a meal to have their toy working!
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