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Unread 09-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Charging Batteries out of cart?

I'm planning on storing my cart in my toyhauler this winter. Trailer is going in inside storage and I won't have access to it for 6 months. My question is, if i remove the batt's, can I charge them individually with a 12v charger once a month? Will this cause any issues when I reinstall them?
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Unread 09-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Charging Batteries out of cart?

I charge mine fully check level and disconect leave in golf cart stored under tarps till spring, have had no problems
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Unread 09-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Really? Ok, well they are older batt's but still work excellent. I just worry they will discharge beyond the point of being recharged.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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I'm soooo jealous of your toy hauler!

IF... you have 4-12V batteries... sure, you can!
But, it's kinda' really not worth the back breaking work as long as your batteries are in decent shape!
With my 48V (6-8V) I gave them a full charge, unplugged the charger, then plugged it back in again until it shut off,
then I flipped the switch to "tow", disconnected the + and - for the whole pack and left it for the winter,
in spring, I hooked everything back up, and gave it a full charge again, and never had a problem!
It's a standard Club Car storage suggestion! But, others may do things differently!

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Ok that sounds much easier. That's the route I'll go. Thanks guys
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Default Re: Charging Batteries out of cart?

One thing I should've mentioned is I live in Upstate NY and the temps will be below freezing for a good part of the winter. Any issues taking that into account?
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I'm in North East Wisconsin... I know a little bit about cold winters!
We sometimes get to 20 below for a couple weeks in February!
As long as ALL of the batteries are in decent shape, have a really good charge,
and the pack is disconnected to prevent voltage drain, amazingly, they won't freeze!

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Unread 09-20-2012, 07:28 AM   #8
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Here is another $0.02. I would fully charge my pack then connect two batteries together to make 12 volts. Now buy three of these

http://www.harborfreight.com/automat...ger-42292.html

and you can leave them all winter with piece of mind. BTW Harbor Freight are always running coupons so you should pick them up at $4.99 each.

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Unread 09-20-2012, 07:35 AM   #9
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Not a bad idea Dave, but he has a 48V cart, not 36V... so the float chargers probably won't work for him!
besides... it's being stored in a toy hauler, inside a storage unit... probably, with no access to power!

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Default Re: Charging Batteries out of cart?

Now I see the 48 volt part but I assume that he has 4 x 12 volts so I amend my post to 4 battery tenders and don't join two batteries together

My question is, if i remove the batt's, can I charge them individually with a 12v charger once a month?

but anyway I have been using these on an atv and a golf cart that I only use once a month or so and I can say that they hold 12 volt batteries at 13.2 volts and give me peace of mind at very little cost.

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