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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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I would think the lesson here is to make sure cart stays plugged in during cold weather. But, then again, it would seem that is a good rule in any case.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #12
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no i don,t leave mine on the charger its up there naked......bruce i think the key is your not sure about the batteries or maintence.....i would never suggest leaving a cart like i leave mine if i wern,t sure........i have seen what the cold does to iffy batteries that sat out over winter......froze and might as well blew up cause thats what they looked like but since this is my cart and i know the shape of batteries i,m perfectly alright knowing that its outside and unprotected.............................
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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #13
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no i don,t leave mine on the charger its up there naked......bruce i think the key is your not sure about the batteries or maintence.....i would never suggest leaving a cart like i leave mine if i wern,t sure........i have seen what the cold does to iffy batteries that sat out over winter......froze and might as well blew up cause thats what they looked like but since this is my cart and i know the shape of batteries i,m perfectly alright knowing that its outside and unprotected.............................
Agreed, 100%. Both of mine sit all winter also. They're under a roof as well as fitted covers, but that's it. Haven't frozen a battery yet in southeast Wisconsin, 14 years. I was in camp this past Sunday morning to check on things, cycled both chargers and watched the amp meters fall to 4 amps on each cart within a minute.
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Agreed, 100%. Both of mine sit all winter also. They're under a roof as well as fitted covers, but that's it. Haven't frozen a battery yet in southeast Wisconsin, 14 years. I was in camp this past Sunday morning to check on things, cycled both chargers and watched the amp meters fall to 4 amps on each cart within a minute.
G. thanks for adding that i knew i wasn,t the only one with good batteries who didn,t worry about it............................
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Agreed, 100%. Both of mine sit all winter also. They're under a roof as well as fitted covers, but that's it. Haven't frozen a battery yet in southeast Wisconsin, 14 years. I was in camp this past Sunday morning to check on things, cycled both chargers and watched the amp meters fall to 4 amps on each cart within a minute.
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G. thanks for adding that i knew i wasn,t the only one with good batteries who didn,t worry about it............................
I always thought it was good practice to charge batteries once a month when stored?
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I always thought it was good practice to charge batteries once a month when stored?
I think the consensus is that one does what they feel comfortable doing . . .
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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I think the consensus is that one does what they feel comfortable doing . . .
I guess... This also brings up, why leave a charger connected to the cart when not in use..
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I guess... This also brings up, why leave a charger connected to the cart when not in use..
See my post #16 . . . Attachment 62394
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:09 PM   #19
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we need everyone to DONATE their $500 in batteries to the freezing test.

who's got the bug for it ?
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I do my best to make the 90 mile trip to the campground once a month during the off-season. If I don't get there, one of the other families in our group does. We all have access to each others' carts, and cycle the chargers when we visit. If I go up and there isn't too much snow in camp, I'll drive the cart for a while to exercise the batteries and shake up the electrolyte, then put it on the charger and go home.
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