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Unread 10-24-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Just installed brand new batteries and it runs very slow almost stopping on little hills. Other carts just move away from us on the tees. Double checked the battery wiring. The only thing I've noticed is that the F & R switch always takes 2 attempts to put into reverse. Thanks for your help!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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welcome, since new batteries are only approx 75% the cart will run slower until they are broke in..............you will notice a difference when they break in as long as you break them in right, keep water level right and always let charger run until it shuts off on its own...........no pulling the plug after 6 hours thinking thats plenty of time.................try and not run them down to 80% and try and never run them down past 50% .......when they are broke in you,ll know it....................................
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Unread 10-24-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thanks! We'll keep an eye onthe water levels.
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Thanks! We'll keep an eye on the distilled water levels.
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welcome, since new batteries are only approx 75% the cart will run slower until they are broke in..............you will notice a difference when they break in as long as you break them in right, keep water level right and always let charger run until it shuts off on its own...........no pulling the plug after 6 hours thinking thats plenty of time.................try and not run them down to 80% and try and never run them down past 50% .......when they are broke in you,ll know it....................................
Just for the first 10/20 cycles of break in, correct Tom? And this means not to go below 49.99v, right?
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Good call on the distiller water part
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1st dozen or so to be safe......its a hard thing to do if you don,t have a digital meter so that be be the 1st investment to make..............................
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1st dozen or so to be safe......its a hard thing to do if you don,t have a digital meter so that be be the 1st investment to make..............................
When I install new batteries this spring I will also be installing scottb's meter as well
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its a great meter i have one.......along with several other types......................
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:56 PM   #10
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OK, no meter, so we use the cart to play 18 drive it home then plug it in. Keep it filled(with distilled water). We should see a noticable increase in speed after about 10 or so rounds? Anything else that might be worth checking? thanks again!
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