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Unread 01-24-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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Default Is there a simple Charger/computer test?

I have Club Car IQ, It was converted from a Regen 1 this last fall. I replaced the controller (lAlltrax), on board controller, mcor, harness, and various other small parts. Now the charger won't kick on. It did this a couple times earlier but started working again. Now nothing! Is there a simple way to check the charger or rule out the rest of the system? Any imput would be helpful. I'm worried if I don't get it charging the batteries will get ruined if it gets real cold!
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Unread 01-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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When you changed out all of the parts you listed, did you ensure you ran the main negative wire through the hole in the On Board Computer. I hear that will prevent charging if it isn't routed through that hole. Others on here have more knowledge than I do though...maybe they can chime in soon.
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Unread 01-24-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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Try the OBC bypass test.
You could try your charger on another cart too.
OBC bypass & Test =
The blackish (gray wire) wire coming out of charge receptacle has a yellow fuse holder, open it up and connect a jumper from the end coming out of receptacle to the negative on Battery 6 or the last one in series. Plug in the charger if it comes on your OBC is most likely TOAST.

I strongly suggest anybody else wanting to convert a Regen I or II cart to a better drive system eliminate the OBC by using a stand alone charger. I have one that costs less than an OBC and 48v charger ....
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Try the OBC bypass test.
You could try your charger on another cart too.
OBC bypass & Test =
The black wire coming out of charge receptacle has a yellow fuse holder, open it up and connect a jumper from the end coming out of receptacle to the negative on Battery 6 or the last one in series. Plug in the charger if it comes on your OBC is most likely TOAST.

I strongly suggest anybody else wanting to convert a Regen I or II cart to a better drive system eliminate the OBC by using a stand alone charger. I have one that costs less than an OBC and 48v charger ....
i,m sure you know this scotty but its the grey wire with the fuse holder not the black..............................................
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When you changed out all of the parts you listed, did you ensure you ran the main negative wire through the hole in the On Board Computer. I hear that will prevent charging if it isn't routed through that hole. Others on here have more knowledge than I do though...maybe they can chime in soon.
Yup! I have the original wire running through the obc with a additional running around and dirrectly to the controller. Thanks for your imput.
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Unread 01-24-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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i,m sure you know this scotty but its the grey wire with the fuse holder not the black..............................................
You are right.... I have been pasting that from my clip board for years and you are the first one to read it
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Unread 01-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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Try the OBC bypass test.
You could try your charger on another cart too.
OBC bypass & Test =
The black wire coming out of charge receptacle has a yellow fuse holder, open it up and connect a jumper from the end coming out of receptacle to the negative on Battery 6 or the last one in series. Plug in the charger if it comes on your OBC is most likely TOAST.

I strongly suggest anybody else wanting to convert a Regen I or II cart to a better drive system eliminate the OBC by using a stand alone charger. I have one that costs less than an OBC and 48v charger ....
I did as you said and the charger clicked on and hummed (no amp. needle action). Put it back as it was, plugged her in and it cycled and began to charge. It then charged for a minute or two and cycled again (twice). Now it's charging. Intermitant problem? Probably, that's the kind I always get! I must have bad karma!!! At least it's charging now and don't have to worry about my batteries freezing! Any more ideas? charger or computer?
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I did as you said and the charger clicked on and hummed (no amp. needle action). Put it back as it was, plugged her in and it cycled and began to charge. It then charged for a minute or two and cycled again (twice). Now it's charging. Intermitant problem? Probably, that's the kind I always get! I must have bad karma!!! At least it's charging now and don't have to worry about my batteries freezing! Any more ideas? charger or computer?
if you followed scottys advice and charger came on that points to an OBC issue.......its possible OBC is going bad and just works when it feels like it.........chances are its going to quit charging altogather at which point you,ll need to replace OBC.................................
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