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Unread 06-21-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Charger won't shut off

I replaced my old batteries in my 2000.5 Club Car last night and did a short test run and it ran fine. I hooked my charger (Power Drive 2) and the needle maxed out at over 20 amps. it must have stayed that way all night because when i checked on it in the morning it was still pushing the same amps. It smelled really hot too. Is this the new batteries not shutting the charger off, the obc, I tried a 2nd charger and the same thing happened. Any suggestions as obviously it's not good for it to charge full steam this long. Thanks
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Unread 06-21-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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Roady -- I am having the issue you referred to in this thread. I just replaced my batteries and my charger is pegging out. tried it on 2 different chargers. When you asked if that's what the charger was doing did you have a solution to that? thanks!

Without a doubt, it Means you have something mis-wired. Re-check all your wiring. sound's like you have one battery ran is parallel instead of series. Can't be the charger if 2 different chargers are doing it.
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Unread 06-21-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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So you are saying i have one cable ran from the positive on one battery to the negative on the same battery? i am at work for another hour and will check when i get off. but i swear i double checked all the wirings multiple times. if it's not a wiring issue is there another solution you might have?? thanks for your help and quick response. would the cart still run if i had it wired wrong, because i ran it around the block after putting the new batteries in?
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Unread 06-21-2008, 12:04 PM   #4
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NO...I think one or more of your batteries is wired positive to positive or negative to negative. It will still run but the charger will act exactly like you describe. The charger will see the pack voltage as being lower....example. 30 volts instead of 36...it will never get up enough to shut off. The only other thing I can think of is you have the charging circuit cables backwards or possibly connected to the wrong batteries.
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Unread 06-21-2008, 12:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help. I will check it out and update you on your suggestions.
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Unread 06-21-2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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I don't have any parallel hook ups. Here is my circuit. 2 red power leads connected to the 1st batteries positive post then just the short connecting cables from the negative of the 1st battery to the positive of the 2nd battery and so forth all the way to the last battery where there is a black cable going from the negative post to the back of the cart which looks like eventually ends up where my plugin is for the charger. Still having all the same issues. Wasn't like this before I dropped in the new batteries.
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Unread 06-21-2008, 02:17 PM   #7
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Well...If it was working before you put in new batteries and its not working now one of 3 things is going on. You wired it incorrectly, you have the wrong batteries..(wrong voltage, supposed to be 6 volt batts instead of 8 volt or vise-vesa) or you have a bad battery.

Is your cart a 36 or 48 volt cart?
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Unread 09-22-2008, 10:36 PM   #8
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Default Re: Charger won't shut off

Derkorkam:
Did you ever figure out the issue you were having?

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I don't have any parallel hook ups. Here is my circuit. 2 red power leads connected to the 1st batteries positive post then just the short connecting cables from the negative of the 1st battery to the positive of the 2nd battery and so forth all the way to the last battery where there is a black cable going from the negative post to the back of the cart which looks like eventually ends up where my plugin is for the charger. Still having all the same issues. Wasn't like this before I dropped in the new batteries.
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Unread 09-23-2008, 12:04 AM   #9
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check to make sure you have the right batteries count the water fill holes....3=36 volt 4=48 volt...............if its a 48 volt cart with the right batteries and is wired correctly one thing i have noticed with newer 48 volt carts is when the OBC goes cart will run and charge but charger never shuts off thus smoking the batteries but check the other things 1st.......we see a lot of members who buy batts, for a 48 volt cart not realizing they were sold batts for a 36 volt cart...............................
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Unread 09-23-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forum derkorkam..................
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