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Monticello 05-20-2012 10:48 PM

1997 Club Car charging problem
 
I have a 1997 Club Car and charged the batteries twice this year and now the charger will not turn on. I cleaned all the battery connections, the charger works with other club cars, I tried another working charger and it would not charge, the fuse in the gray wire is O.K. The batteries still have a charge and the cart will run. What can I try next to get the charger to turn on?

shadowman 05-21-2012 07:21 AM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
replace the OBC its bad..................................8)

662tiger27 05-21-2012 09:15 PM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
I have a 96 Series Cart, had the same exact problem, OBC was Bad.

Monticello 05-21-2012 11:06 PM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
I checked with the local Club Car dealer and they do not think it is the OBC. They said to check all connections which I have done and they look O.K. They did not think it was the charging recepticle. The OBC is rather expensive. Is there any way to check it to determine if it is bad? or does anyone have any other ideas?

Fishing Dude 05-22-2012 05:56 AM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
What is the charge on the battery pack? Is it a regen cart?

Stevegrmich 05-22-2012 06:32 AM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
There is a way to jumper out the relay in the charger which bypasses the OBC . . if charger turns on with jumper in place, OBC is bad . . . search forum threads for method . . there is even a pic showing how to do it . . but remove jumper wire when testing is completed . . . .

EDIT:

See my post #2 in this thread:

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...r-charger.html

Fishing Dude 05-22-2012 06:49 AM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
Steve if pack voltage is to low charger won't turn on.

Stevegrmich 05-22-2012 07:19 AM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fishing Dude (Post 729004)
Steve if pack voltage is to low charger won't turn on.

. . yep . . if 48v cart and pack voltage below 38v, charger will not turn on . . assuming pack voltage is above 38v, the charger relay bypass will tell if OBC is not telling charger to turn on requiring OBC replacement . . .

simple man 05-22-2012 07:24 AM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
This may be worth a try:
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...tting-obc.html

TahoeDawgZ71 05-22-2012 08:39 AM

Re: 1997 Club Car charging problem
 
If car runs, pack voltage is NOT too low. Plug charger into wall, plug charger into cart. Get a jumper wire with an alligator clip on both ends. Pull the yellow fuse holder apart and leave the fuse on the receptacle side of the wire. Put one side of the jumper wire to Main negative battery post, one side to the end of the buss fuse that you left exposed. Charger relay should click immediately when this connection is made. If it clicks, replace OBC. This proves that your car is capable of turning on your charger relay using all of your existing wire connections but when hooked up normally your OBC is not telling the charger to turn on. If it doesn't click, you've got a wiring issue somewhere.


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