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Unread 09-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #81
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How low (volts) before you really need to charge.
they say never go below 50% of pack voltage

this chart will help but it is not a bible
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Unread 09-22-2013, 03:26 PM   #82
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[QUOTE=crash test dummy;934402]they say never go below 50% of pack voltage


That's true, they say that
You can go lower but you will pay a price. That price is fewer recharge cycles. In fact your batteries can recover many more times from say a 25% discharge than a 50% but, below 50% the ratio of cycles to depletion gets a lot steeper.
The 50% rule is widely accepted. Hope this helps.
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Thanks so much!!
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So the 50% of charge is measured with the cart sitting still? I'm amazed at how much the number fluctuates while driving.
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yep , sitting still , number will be all over while driving due to motors need for power
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Thanks! Still kinda new to the electric world.
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First, thanks to Carts Unlimited for the new meter. It's great. Second, learn from my mistake. In my haste to install the meter I eyeballed where I wanted the gauge to be and decided it should be centered over the radio. I pulled the dash, ran the wires and broke out my dremel tool. After a bit of cut, check, re-cut, I had a perfectly fitting volt meter- centered nicely over my radio. Then I put the dash back on and realized something... The little lock in the middle of the glove compartment isn't centered over the radio. So, long story short the thing is a bit askew from head on but in the cart seat it looks great.

Also, as some have said, the margin for error is really tight with the 1/16" lip but if you measure and take your time, there's no reason why you can't make a tight fitting connection. Mine doesn't even require the brass lock bracket for the rear. Attached are a couple pic's of the install.

One other note, the side of the meter with ground/positive sticker on top is the literal top of the meter. I tested it before hand but if you installed upside down, I imagine you'd be pretty bummed out.
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yep , sitting still , number will be all over while driving due to motors need for power
I notice mine is all over the place after it's sitting as well. I started out at 51v or so yesterday. Under load was anywhere from 40 to 45 and stopped showing 48-ish. After sitting a moment the number started to climb 48.5; 48.6; 48.7 etc. until it settled at nearly 51 volts again.

This is my first electric so I guess I'm wondering is that normal? (It's a used cart and we recently replaced one of the batteries.)
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This is my first electric so I guess I'm wondering is that normal?
yep
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Actually yes but ..... no. You are reading realtime voltage which reflects the draw on the pack and the packs ability to maintain or sustain the draw. Dropping 10v while driving is a red flag. You may have one or more bad batteries.
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