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Unread 06-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default 2001 Club Car Electric won't charge

My 2001 Club Car 48v DS will not charge. The amber light is slowly flashing on and off. Charger does not charge batteries. It does work on another cart. A charger from another cart does not work on my cart...hence, something wrong with my cart.

The gray wire on the back of the charger recepticle had a blown fuse in line and it warns me not to put more than the 3/8 Amp fuse in the holder or bypass it (says it could catch on fire). I could not find a 3/8ths fuse but found a 1/4 Amp fuse and a 1/2 Amp fuse at Radio Shack. Both shorted immediately. For fear of a fire I have not put a 30 amp fuse in it's place. Ha!

Probably I have a OBC bad. Other threads mention touching the grey wire to 48v neg terminal with the charger attached. I cannot see any way to do this as the gray wire goes right into the back of the OBC and does not have a spade connector. Actually with a blown fuse, it wouldn't have continuity anyway.

Anybody have ideas on how I can check this out? Hate to just start buying parts without any idea of whether they are bad.

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Unread 06-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2001 Club Car Electric won't charge

you can run a jumper from grey wire where fuse holder is ...........take it apart at fuse holder and run it from the peice that comes from receptical to neg. terminal on #6 battery......so you know thats not an everyday fuse you have to replace with the same thing...............its either that or a combo of that and OBC..................................
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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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OK, idiot action taken!

I used one of the leads on my VOM. Connected the recepticle side of the gray wire out of the recepticle and the other end touched to the negative side of the batteries (negative lead at end of battery series). Nothing happened. Yes, the charger was plugged in and the cord was in the recepticle.

Did you read that the fuse is blowing whenever I put one in that gray wire?

Is there another way to bypass the OBC and charge the batteries while I am awaiting what to do? I'd just charge the batteries and unplug it until I determine what I am going to do. Your comments on these Q's is appreciated.
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take the charger off and run a good jumper wire after you have it jumpered proper then plug charger in........as for fuse blowing if you don,t use the right fuse for that its going to blow.....you need the same exact fuse......its not your regular fuse....... and so you know when you run the jumper its not going to let the charger work but the charger will click and that will tell you if its OBC ther is a way to jump the charger but you have to open the charger and bypass a few wires and to do that need to know exact charger powerdrive 1- 2 -or 3 ??.............................
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It is powerdrive 2. 1/4 Amp or 1/2 Amp won't work? I can order one from Club Car but will take time. Would like to have cart working until I get a few of the 3/8 Amp fuses and blow them too...Ha!
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they are like one of a kind fuses as far as i know, if someone knows otherwise they,ll post........problem is even with the charger bypassed that grey wire has to be intact and good fuse for charger to work......theres no other way.......the grey wire is what reads OBC so to speak its a sense lead........so thats gonna have to be right for bypassed charger to work.......there should be directions in sticky to do the bypass its a simple 2 wire switch.................................
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Unread 06-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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What, where are what you refer to as "Sticky"?
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What, where are what you refer to as "Sticky"?


stickies are up at the top of the page right under the new thread button they are in red, you can,t miss them ...........................
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Not on my screen it isn't. I did go to Home and found stickys but not sure if it is all of them. Only about 4 of them. I'll keep looking.
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It is powerdrive 2. 1/4 Amp or 1/2 Amp won't work? I can order one from Club Car but will take time. Would like to have cart working until I get a few of the 3/8 Amp fuses and blow them too...Ha!
I fitted a 1/2 amp off the shelf fuse to mine (the original broke)and it works fine. A fuse is a fuse is a fuse. If your fuses are blowing then there is a problem that needs to be resolved.
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