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Unread 09-24-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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I bought an 05 CC that has only been used about 6 time. It has the original 12v Trojan batteries which I am going to replace in the spring since I am going to store the cart away in a month. The cart runs fine and I have the charger on the cart as we speak and I was looking the batteries over and I can see the sides are bulged out. The cart was stored in a heated building so I know they have never been frozen. What causes this and should I be concerned using the cart for a month?
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Unread 09-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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As batteries age they start to buldge as the material weakens do to heat and other stresses. Also, those batts are 6 years old It's probably time for new ones anyway. But, I think as long as they work for you and the voltages are close from batt to to batt, you should be ok for another month.

However: If you give them a good cleaning and they have the proper amount of water inside and take a charge, use them 'till they die!

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Unread 09-24-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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As batteries age they start to buldge as the material weakens do to heat and other stresses. Also, those batts are 6 years old It's probably time for new ones anyway. But, I think as long as they work for you and the voltages are close from batt to to batt, you should be ok for another month.

However: If you give them a good cleaning and they have the proper amount of water inside and take a charge, use them 'till they die!

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I knew I would need new batteries so I set the money aside for them already I just don't want to get them now since I will be storing it away in a month. I just wondered if this is normal and was still ok to use the cart. They work and charge fine and the voltages are very close to each other.
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Normal on old barreries!
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Unread 09-24-2011, 12:31 PM   #5
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I bought an 05 CC that has only been used about 6 time. It has the original 12v Trojan batteries which I am going to replace in the spring since I am going to store the cart away in a month. The cart runs fine and I have the charger on the cart as we speak and I was looking the batteries over and I can see the sides are bulged out. The cart was stored in a heated building so I know they have never been frozen. What causes this and should I be concerned using the cart for a month?
I've seen many batteries with bulged sides! They are now made out of pretty thin plastic. I don't think it effects the performance at all. Sometimes I think this is caused by tightening the hold downs too tightly. All you need is to have them snug. I'm sure there are other causes too, but I don't believe it's anything to worry about!
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When checking the nut on the battery post for the cables, what in/lb should they be at? I always hate to over tighten things
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Don't know the actual torque but don't bear down on it! I just use a 3/8's drive with the head of it in my hand and snug it tight. I don't ever use the handle for leverage. That would be too tight. Somebody will have the actual torque for you.
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CC recommends battery terminals tightened to 110 in lbs (12.4 N m) . . .
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Unread 12-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #10
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Just went out and did my three week charge maintenance on my stored cart. They will only charge to 50.4v (90%). Defiantly time to replace my 6 year old 12v in the spring.
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