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ballowes5 05-27-2012 09:00 AM

Power drive 2 problems
 
Hi I have a 97 CC. works perfect. Last night I went to plug the charger up and when i did i heard a loud sizzle in the charger. and then smelled a burning smell. I unplugged it and left overnight. I tried this morning and all it does is trip the front breaker when I plug to the cart. What could this be ?
Model # 22110
Seriel # 0202
48V
Can it be fixed or should I get NEW CHARGER?

simple man 05-27-2012 10:59 AM

Re: Power drive 2 problems
 
Sounds like a shorted diode(s). They are easy to test. Make sure the power and the dc cord are unplugged! If you have a continuity tester check them one direction then switch the leads on the tester. They should pass current one direction, but not the other. It could also be the capacitor, but they are usually pretty trouble free. BE CAREFUL! The capacitor stores high voltage!!! You can discharge it with a standard incandescent 120V light bulb. Hold the light bulb's contacts across the capacitors contacts for at least 10secs. :thumbup:
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ballowes5 05-27-2012 12:02 PM

Re: Power drive 2 problems
 
Ok. when i tested the continuity on all 4 posts I got nothing at all. so i took the leads off the circuit breaker and bipassed them together. I SLOWELY put power to the cart. i immedietly saw smoke coming for the rectifier/diode. is that telling me that the diode is bad.

TahoeDawgZ71 05-27-2012 10:42 PM

Re: Power drive 2 problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ballowes5 (Post 731091)
Ok. when i tested the continuity on all 4 posts I got nothing at all. so i took the leads off the circuit breaker and bipassed them together. I SLOWELY put power to the cart. i immedietly saw smoke coming for the rectifier/diode. is that telling me that the diode is bad.

Yes definitely

ballowes5 05-27-2012 10:45 PM

Re: Power drive 2 problems
 
Awesome. Thank you. I will buy one this week. Hope thats all there wrong. lol Its always something.


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