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Unread 08-18-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Anyone have a Club Car i2 excel? I just bought one and drove it for about an hour and a half. Ran fine. I plugged it in to charge and the needle was pegged on full amperes. I kept it like that for 2.5-3 hours and came back and it was still pegged and pretty hot. I checked and all batteries are good (voltmeter and hydrometer). Connections are all good. Am I paranoid. Should I let it sit a couple more hours and see if the amperes go down? Club car said it should take a while with it pegged if the batteries where pretty discharged but I have read differently on here. I have tried and different charger and it is pegged too. Then tried them on a different cart and the were still pegged. I guess Maybee it is suppose to be pegged.
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Unread 08-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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And I just noticed when charging that the plate in the back, where the negative battery cable runs through a plate in the back, is pretty hot.
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Anyone have a Club Car i2 excel? I just bought one and drove it for about an hour and a half. Ran fine. I plugged it in to charge and the needle was pegged on full amperes. I kept it like that for 2.5-3 hours and came back and it was still pegged and pretty hot. I checked and all batteries are good (voltmeter and hydrometer). Connections are all good. Am I paranoid. Should I let it sit a couple more hours and see if the amperes go down? Club car said it should take a while with it pegged if the batteries where pretty discharged but I have read differently on here. I have tried and different charger and it is pegged too. Then tried them on a different cart and the were still pegged. I guess Maybee it is suppose to be pegged.
Plug the charger in and leave it run. It will shut off automatically after 16 hours. How old are the batteries? There is a date code on the pos terminal which is a letter and number.
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And I just noticed when charging that the plate in the back, where the negative battery cable runs through a plate in the back, is pretty hot.
What plate?
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There is a wire leading from the back left (drivers side battery) to the motor compartment. It goes through a plastic thing and the plastic thing is surrounded by a metal plate. The metal gets hot when charging.
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Batteries are April 2010
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There is a wire leading from the back left (drivers side battery) to the motor compartment. It goes through a plastic thing and the plastic thing is surrounded by a metal plate. The metal gets hot when charging.
I think you are talking about the OBC. Does it look like this?

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Yes it does.
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Yes it does.
I would just plug the charger back in and let it do it's thing and shut of after 16 hours. If you feel uneasy, just leave the cart outside while charging.
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Great. Thank you very much!
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