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Unread 09-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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I have a 08 Prec with 4 12V Trojan 1275's.

The batteries are new. They were charged once by the guy who installed them, I used the cart for 2 hours and let it sit overnight since they forgot to drop off the charger.

I received the charger today. I put the cart on the charger at 2 pm. It was charging until about an 6 pm. it slowly got to 5 amps or volts ( not sure ) but the charger turned itself off and I left it plugged in. about an hour later it came back on, the meter says 5 amps/volts and the charger just continues to run.

Is this normal ? should it stay off until I use the cart ? Could there be something wrong with the charger or could it be because they are new batteries ?

I figured I would wait until morning to see if it is shut off.

Generally how often do the chargers kick back on to recharge ?
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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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can someone please advise, charger still on @ 5 amp.

dont want to burn out charger or mess up batteries

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Unread 09-26-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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do I need to be in tow mode to charge the battery ?
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Unread 09-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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. . . a normal charge cycle can last up to 16 hours . . . it will sit at 5 amps or less sometimes "forever" during the last phase of the charge cycle . . . you can charge in either TOW or RUN mode . . .
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Unread 09-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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Thanks

New to this stuff, it did shut off at around 16 hrs..

It seemed to shut off during the charge cycle once that I noticed around 5 hours in.

It turned back on shortly after, I assume this is normal ?
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Unread 09-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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My charger started doing this but I believe its because one of the cells in one of the bats went bad. You could possibly have a bad bat, you might want to check it out to make sure. The one bat that I have going bad never charges higher that 8.35 volts so that is only 80% charge. I just unplug it now after it shuts off after 16 hours.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 07:00 AM   #7
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Thanks

New to this stuff, it did shut off at around 16 hrs..

It seemed to shut off during the charge cycle once that I noticed around 5 hours in.

It turned back on shortly after, I assume this is normal ?
Carts with IQ system will normally stop and restart at the 1 hour and 2 hour mark in the charge cycle for the charger to run a self-diagnostic program, with the amp meter dropping to zero . . . this is considered "normal" . . .
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