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 03-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 40
Default Charging Suggestions

We use our golf cart most every weekend during the Spring and Summer but in Winter often there are 2-3 weeks between use.

QUESTIONS #1
*Should we leave on the charger 24/7?
*Had thought of getting a timer and have it come on every 2-3 days to keep batteries charged.
*Wondering what is best for the batteries year round. Again, at most it get used every weekend.

Have been told to leave off charger when gone for extended time; mainly to avoid any damage during electrical storms.

QUESTION #2
I replaced with batteries in 2009 but these batteries have never performed as well as prior batteries. I have checked the connections, clean all connections, check each cell with hydrometer that checks out fine. Cart just seems sluggish and struggles on slight inclines with full charge. If not the batteries, what would be logical next thing to check. Any suggestions?
LADDitude 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 03-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
Dawg Gone Wild
 
TahoeDawgZ71's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Golf Car Capital of The World... Augusta, Georgia
Posts: 7,961
Default Re: Charging Suggestions

Year/Make/Model? What kind of batteries do you have?
TahoeDawgZ71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-02-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 40
Default Re: Charging Suggestions

2001 Club Car 48v. Batteries are Interstate Batteries. I don't know much about batteries but I suspect there are different qualities; however, with a full charge I would think they would perform well at least the first 5 minutes or so. Previously had Trojan batteries and these have never performed as the Trojans did when they were new.
Probably not relevant but these batteries seem slightly smaller than the Trojans.

Friend suggested it could be a controller problem. I'm trying to trouble shoot.
I have not done a load test on these batteries, but as stated before, all cell checking with hydrometer are OK.
LADDitude 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
Looking for suggestions Extreme DC!
Suggestions Electric EZGO
need some suggestions Electric Club Car
Suggestions Announcements


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 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.