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 12-20-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 16
Default 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Everything has been going great. The cart is being used daily for all the work around our property. I added a battery charge indicator to monitor the charge.

Now however when I plug in the charger it is making a slightly different sound that usual and is not charging the batteries.

I took the charger unit to my local golf cart repair shop and it tested at 40v output.

I did find a loose wire going into the fuse block but after repair the problem is still there, same sound from the charger and nothing being charged. Batteries are showing a 3/4 charge on the indicator lights.

Thanks for any advice on this; I need my cart back so I can work.
jfreeman 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 12-20-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
Gone Wild
 
Down South's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: La but staying in Houston most of the time
Posts: 554
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Did this happen at the same time that you installed the charge indicator? If so I would double check how the indicator is wired up or disconnect it and check charging again.
Down South is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #3
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 16
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Down South, thank you for your reply. I installed the battery indicator when I installed the new batteries. Everything had been working fine up to this point.

I will check all those connections however just to be sure....
jfreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #4
Gone Wild
 
Down South's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: La but staying in Houston most of the time
Posts: 554
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

I missed the part that you changed the batteries in your original post. I would verify that batteries are hooked up correctly and any other wiring that connects to the batteries.
Down South is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
Gone Wild
 
TDAWG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: East Texas
Posts: 311
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfreeman View Post
Everything has been going great. The cart is being used daily for all the work around our property. I added a battery charge indicator to monitor the charge.

Now however when I plug in the charger it is making a slightly different sound that usual and is not charging the batteries.

I took the charger unit to my local golf cart repair shop and it tested at 40v output.

I did find a loose wire going into the fuse block but after repair the problem is still there, same sound from the charger and nothing being charged. Batteries are showing a 3/4 charge on the indicator lights.

Thanks for any advice on this; I need my cart back so I can work.
Possible bad diode. Did the golf cart repair shop test your diodes?
TDAWG is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-20-2011, 07:12 PM   #6
Medicare Recipient
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 3,543
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Quote:
Originally Posted by TDAWG View Post
Possible bad diode. Did the golf cart repair shop test your diodes?
. . . that's a personal question . . .
Stevegrmich is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-20-2011, 07:36 PM   #7
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 16
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Personal or not; they did not. I did not take the cart to the shop only the charger. Where are the diodes?
jfreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-20-2011, 08:54 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: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

in the charger........................................
shadowman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-21-2011, 12:31 PM   #9
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 16
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Thank you. I will have that checked out. I found loose wire which I tightened but that has had no effect. I plug the charger in and it stars buzzing away. The lights never change to indicate a full charge. My battery level indicator does not change either and the charger does not shut off.

If the diodes in the charger are the issue then I need to have that checked.
jfreeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-21-2011, 01:29 PM   #10
Gone Wild
 
Colbyntx's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: East Texas
Posts: 602
Default Re: 1994 DS Batteries do not appear to be charging. Charger is working

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfreeman View Post
Thank you. I will have that checked out. I found loose wire which I tightened but that has had no effect. I plug the charger in and it stars buzzing away. The lights never change to indicate a full charge. My battery level indicator does not change either and the charger does not shut off.

If the diodes in the charger are the issue then I need to have that checked.
Doesn't sound like the diod is your problem. Usually when it is bad, the charger comes on, trips the breaker and needle goes to 0. When you say the charger comes on but won't turn off, how long is it on? Should run for 12-16 hours on weak batteries. Was the meter and new batteries installed just recently? Has the charger worked since the install? We need a bit more info. Could be the charger, cart or OBC.
Colbyntx 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
48 volt charger not charging batteries Electric Club Car
Charging batteries with a 12v charger Electric EZGO
1994 Club Car charging voltage Gas Club Car
1994 TXT Charging Problems....Don't know what to suspect Electric EZGO
Charging batteries with a 12 volt charger Electric EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 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.