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 12-14-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Default 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Hi all,new to BGW and new to carts.I have a 97 ds 48 volt cart.Was having a NO charge issue with old batterys. Just in stalled a new set of trojan 875's.When I finished installing the batteries I pluged the charger in and it worked. rode the cart for 10 or 15 min. and now I can not get it to charge??I have 48 volts across the pack but only read 36 volts at the charge receptical....so i am thinking the low voltage reading is whats keeping it from charging. Anyone have any ideas why i would only have 36 volts at the receptical? thanks Tom
tjseitz 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 12-15-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
The Last Moja Morani
 
shadowman's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: jumping from cart to cart
Posts: 8,975
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

where did you attach the red 10 gage wire from the charge receptical?? it has to go on pos . terminal of #1 battery thats the rear battery on pass side and chances are you attached it to front battery............check that..........................
shadowman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 12:19 PM   #3
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Thanks for the info. If i remember correct I double checked that and I think i have it on the right battey,but i will check it again. thanks Tom
tjseitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Shadowman, i double checked the red wire.it is on the right battery #1. Crazy...i checked the votage again, + and - in the charge receptical .still 36V. I worked the froward/reverse lever back and forth a couple times. then plugged in the charger and away it went,charging like normal. has been charging now or a hour.?? this thing is driving me crazy.........Tom
tjseitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
Medicare Recipient
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 3,543
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjseitz View Post
Shadowman, i double checked the red wire.it is on the right battery #1. Crazy...i checked the votage again, + and - in the charge receptical .still 36V. I worked the froward/reverse lever back and forth a couple times. then plugged in the charger and away it went,charging like normal. has been charging now or a hour.?? this thing is driving me crazy.........Tom
Normal, as in 48v+ at the charger reciptical? . . .
Stevegrmich is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #6
The Last Moja Morani
 
shadowman's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: jumping from cart to cart
Posts: 8,975
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjseitz View Post
Shadowman, i double checked the red wire.it is on the right battery #1. Crazy...i checked the votage again, + and - in the charge receptical .still 36V. I worked the froward/reverse lever back and forth a couple times. then plugged in the charger and away it went,charging like normal. has been charging now or a hour.?? this thing is driving me crazy.........Tom


double check and tighten all your cables cause that dosn,t make much sense as the F&R dosn,t have anything to do with charging......i would check and tighten all cables and keep an eye on it and see if it happens again........................
shadowman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 08:30 PM   #7
Gone Wild
 
sonicj's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Panama City, FL
Posts: 1,408
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

i would closely check the fuse on the back of the charge receptacle. its a POS and has been known to crack and cause intermittent charge issues.
-sj
sonicj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 08:34 PM   #8
The Last Moja Morani
 
shadowman's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: jumping from cart to cart
Posts: 8,975
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonicj View Post
i would closely check the fuse on the back of the charge receptacle. its a POS and has been known to crack and cause intermittent charge issues.
-sj


good idea, although i have never seen that happen on a 97 its a good idea..............................
shadowman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #9
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stevegrmich View Post
Normal, as in 48v+ at the charger reciptical? . . .
Normal ..as in the charger kicked on and had 50+volts at the pack......Before the charger would not even turn on. Sorry for the confusion.. tom
tjseitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-15-2011, 08:38 PM   #10
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Default Re: 97 ds not charging/intermitant

Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowman View Post
double check and tighten all your cables cause that dosn,t make much sense as the F&R dosn,t have anything to do with charging......i would check and tighten all cables and keep an eye on it and see if it happens again........................
I didnt think the F&R had anything to do with it but i was just going through the steps that took place to the charger turning on and working??Thanks for all the help guys. Tom
tjseitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
2006 TXT 20+amps but not charging, hot charging cable Electric EZGO
Battery Charging Question (How to keep from over-charging) Electric EZGO
charging Electric golf carts
99 DS not charging Electric Club Car
Hi,G8 has intermitant go no go problem Electric Yamaha


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 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.