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Unread 09-30-2012, 10:24 AM   #11
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Default Re: noob..battery confirmation..anyone?

I wouldn't waste $$$ buying new batts. Your readings are good enough for your trip. 50.9 = full charge, 50.4 after 5 miles is great! Enjoy your trip.

Originally Posted by mandofire1980 View Post
Hello there...

First time cart owner..Great forum BTW..

My wife and I just purchased a 96 CC DS 48 volt for us and the two little kiddos to cruise around the neighborhood and for our occasional trips to Disney World's campground..

Good news..The cart is in good shape..seems to be well maintained. Currently has Trojan batteries on board.

Here is the bad news.....

4 batteries are from 08
1 is from late 07
1 is recon from 2010

a mix of 860 and 875's, too...oh boy...

I know what your thinking, "go buy new batteries"..

I'd love to, but we are getting ready to leave for Disney in a week and they are sure to take most of my 'extra' $$$$..

Here are readings from my last trip around the neighborhood approx 5 miles..(before and after):


Lowest battery at 8.37, highest at 8.64...Total reading 50.8 V


Lowest battery 8.2, highest battery8.4..Total reading 50.4 Volts

I have NOT taken a hydrometer reading yet (need to pick up a hydrometer).

In your expert opinions, do these sound like batteries that will get me through a week at Disney, or do I change these suckers out?

Local prices are showing $550 for Powertrons and $670 for Trojans..

Just don't want to get stranded in the 'Happiest place on earth' with my wife, a 16 month old and a 3 month old....

I have read the stickies and done a fair amount of surfing and chatting on this and still not feeling too confident...

Thanks in advance for any help you can throw my way..

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Unread 10-01-2012, 09:53 AM   #12
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Default Re: noob..battery confirmation..anyone?

Just got home and got a voltage and specific gravity on these guys...

here they are for your viewing pleasure:

1. V=8.47 SG= 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
2. V=8.38 SG= 1.3 1.3 1.26 1.275
3. V=8.47 SG= 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
4. V=8.35 SG= 1.275 1.3 1.275 1.275
5. V=8.49 SG= 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
6. V=8.49 SG= 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

According to the chart I have been using, battery 2 is @ about 90% fully charged, battery 4 is @ about 80%, while the other four look darn close to 100%.

How do these #'s look to the trained eye?

Thanks again everyone for your time,

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