lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #11
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Default Re: Single-Point Watering System

I had a previous Zone Electric Cart with a Flow Rite watering system for over a year. It worked flawlessly and yes I would occassionally take the manifolds off and check the water levels. It was a breeze to maintain proper water levels in the batteries. My current cart is a 2010 Club Car Precedent with the single point watering system and it works just as flawlessly as the Zone's. I usually check the water every two weeks. It sometimes doesnt need any. Occassionally it needs 3-5 squeezes of the bulb. I think I check the water levels more with the system because it is so easy to use. Just a humble newbie's opinion.
jantrree is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 10-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #12
Gone Wild
 
simple man's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bunnell, Florida
Posts: 2,408
Default Re: Single-Point Watering System

Quote:
Originally Posted by erict View Post
Any ideas on my above post?
I'm not sure of what actually causes the ignition, but when your water level is low that leaves all that much more volume for the gas to build up in. More volume = bigger bang!

I just looked up the ignition temperature of hydrogen and it's basically 932F at full concentration. The more air it is mixed with lowers the ignition temperature! It can actually spontaneously ignite! Not good! Be careful around batteries, especially when charging or soon thereafter! :)
simple man is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-21-2011, 12:15 PM   #13
Gone Wild
 
erict's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Michigan
Posts: 1,305
Default Re: Single-Point Watering System

Quote:
Originally Posted by simple man View Post
I'm not sure of what actually causes the ignition, but when your water level is low that leaves all that much more volume for the gas to build up in. More volume = bigger bang!
I guess my question would be, what happens to the plates if the water is below them? Does it cause the plates to heat up and fuse together which in turn causes a short?
erict is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-21-2011, 08:32 PM   #14
Gone Wild
 
simple man's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bunnell, Florida
Posts: 2,408
Default Re: Single-Point Watering System

Quote:
Originally Posted by erict View Post
I guess my question would be, what happens to the plates if the water is below them? Does it cause the plates to heat up and fuse together which in turn causes a short?
Interesting question which I can only guess at. I don't think the plates would heat up because if no electrolyte is there the chemical reaction to produce a current flow wouldn't be there either. It would only take place in the submerged part of the plates. I'm no expert on this and may be totally wrong! Lets see what others have to say about it.
simple man is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-22-2011, 05:58 PM   #15
Not Yet Wild
 
Juiceman's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 23
Default Re: Single-Point Watering System

Quote:
Originally Posted by erict View Post
I guess my question would be, what happens to the plates if the water is below them? Does it cause the plates to heat up and fuse together which in turn causes a short?
When the active material in the plates are exposed to air (no electrolyte to convert the material to energy) they become dead, dry-out, and useless. Positive plates will corrode quickly near the new water line (once below the tops of the plates). Then the remaining part of the plates immersed in electrolyte become over used. Over time, you will see decreased capacity/run time.

Deep cycle battery plates do not fuse together. The higher density electrolyte (remember no water has been added) will eventually cause shorts through the separators.

I cannot put a time frame on exposed plates and failures.
Juiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2007 precedent, spws
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Flow-Rite Pro-fill Battery Watering system Star and Fairplay
Automatic watering system ? Electric EZGO
Single point watering system question. Electric Club Car
good deal battery watering system Golf Carts and Parts
Battery Watering System Electric golf carts


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.