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Unread 10-07-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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i assume i have to take my batteries out for the winter?

we will get a deep freeze with -40f winds in winter .....
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Unread 10-07-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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i assume i have to take my batteries out for the winter?

we will get a deep freeze with -40f winds in winter .....


how long will it be between charges? where will cart be stored?.............................
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Unread 10-07-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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just like in your pic.
long winter. no charge.

if i bring them indoors, how do i charge them? 6 x 8v
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Unread 10-07-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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thats a tough one since they are 8 volt......if you stay with them while your charging about once a month you can throw a 12 volt charger on for 1/2 hour or so.......just stick around in case..............................
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Unread 10-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
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if i leave them in the cart, on the charger will it last all winter?
will they be ok in the spring?

id hate to have to go get the batteries x6 and bring em home.

similar question, my RV also has a battery in it.
can i leave both of them (rv and cart) charging all winter, outdoors?

i assume there will be 3ft of snow and several blizzards.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 03:48 PM   #6
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if i leave them in the cart, on the charger will it last all winter?
will they be ok in the spring?

id hate to have to go get the batteries x6 and bring em home.

similar question, my RV also has a battery in it.
can i leave both of them (rv and cart) charging all winter, outdoors?

i assume there will be 3ft of snow and several blizzards.
For users who will not operate/visit their electric carts during an entire snowy/frozen winter, it might be best to bring the batteries home. It's a giant hassle, but it yields the highest percentage results. If you leave them up there on chargers and the house voltage goes down (breaker, GFI, power failure, etc.), what good are they? You get there in the spring and all the cases are split because a tree branch came through a window and knocked the cordsets out of the outlets.

I leave mine in the cart all winter (southern Wisconsin), but I get there about once a month to check on things.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 04:22 PM   #7
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A lot of the cart dealers in Ontario will pick up your cart, store it in doors and maintain the charger on it all winter long. They then return it to the camp site when required. About half the carts in our campground were picked up in the last couple of weeks.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #8
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What is the nominal temp, no wind chill?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 09:18 PM   #9
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i assume i have to take my batteries out for the winter?

we will get a deep freeze with -40f winds in winter .....
Is this at home? Just plug the charger in once a month.........
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Unread 10-23-2011, 12:27 AM   #10
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im in montreal but the cart is not far in new york. near the canadian border.

the dead of winter will be cold, the cart would be outside, directly exposed to the elements, with possibly a tarp over it.

but if you think my cases will crack or that itll use 200$ of electricity staying on the charger, i might as well bring them or the cart home.

ill still need to take batteries out when i get it here. i dont have a garage. and my boat is in the carport..... and yes i do bring in my boat batteries.

so that makes 10 freakin batteries to haul out in next 2 weeks..... ;(
ill top them up in january unless they drop voltage sooner, in a heated basement.

if they dont hold a charge then they already have a problem.

i plan on wiring them up with 12ga wire and using the 48v charger to maintain em.

thats alot of work. if i skip it and leave everything outside, will they survive?
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