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Unread 10-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default 2006 Club Car 48V with Gel Paks - Quick discharge???

I have a 2006 Club Car 4 seater that I bought from a guy who owns a battery/tire store. He put new batteries in it (12V gel AlphacellGel 180 GXLs... still under warranty) before he sold it to me. It seemed to run ok at first. I would charge overnight and take kids riding the next day. It seemed to slow down (a lot!) at about 5-6 miles, and it has gradually gotten worse. I took it back to his shop and they tested all 4 batteries, all testing out fine (sorry, don't know test result numbers ). Yesterday I drove it exactly 2.2 miles and had to help up the driveway by pushing! Shouldn't I be getting 20 miles per charge? Charger comes on and shuts off after several hours. Start speed is great after chaging (18-20 MPH). What should I check first? Thanks for ANY feedback? BTW, I don't have test equipment...maybe I should start with a local repair shop???
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Unread 10-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2006 Club Car 48V with Gel Paks - Quick discharge???

they arnt golf cart batterys are they?
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Unread 10-29-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2006 Club Car 48V with Gel Paks - Quick discharge???

. . . gel batteries are not designed for golf cart applications . . .
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Unread 10-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2006 Club Car 48V with Gel Paks - Quick discharge???

Ggggggrrrr! The guy touted these as the TOTL battries and very expensive. Guess I got screwed and will be buying new batteries. Thanks for the feedback!
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Unread 10-30-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2006 Club Car 48V with Gel Paks - Quick discharge???

Those are the type batteries we use in our battery backup systems here at work as stated above they are not for Golf Carts I did run some in my old Melex cart since I got them for free from work but the range they would go was nothing compaired to my new pds cart with Trogen 105's.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2006 Club Car 48V with Gel Paks - Quick discharge???

Something similar happened to me. I bought my '07 CC with new batteries. They were deep cycle marine batteries. They lasted about 8 months after I bought the cart. Luckily, I got a pretty good deal on the cart and didn't get hurt to bad. I wish I had started reading BGW before I bought the cart rather than after.
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