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Unread 10-31-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hi. 48volt

I have a CC Precedent 2010 with new Trojan 875 batteries and it runs just fine, but l noticed that on one side of the battery ( white) caps there looks like
A brown stain but only on one side. The stain is only 1" long.

By the way l never had to add any distiller water .

Is this normal? Also l have had this cart for 5 wks and have been only driving it for maybe an hour every day but as told l hook it up every night.

The CC dealer told me to run it down to 50% and then charge for the brake in period for the first 10-12 times.

Guessing that l get maybe 28 miles to a charge then l will try to log 14 miles
before charging which can take almost a week.

How does the above sound?

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Unread 10-31-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery cap's turning brown

Is it just on one side of the battery pack? Might be rust from staples holding seat cover.
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Unread 10-31-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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I believe the dealer is incorrect. Keep charging when you are through for the day as you have been. For battery break in I refer you to here: http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Batter...n_Methods.html
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Unread 10-31-2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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Hi

The brown is only on one small 1" section on 4 of the 6 batteries.

I will try cleaning it unless there is an acid issue.

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Unread 10-31-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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I believe the dealer is incorrect. Keep charging when you are through for the day as you have been. For battery break in I refer you to here: http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Batter...n_Methods.html
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After reading the article I will drive approx 5 to 8 miles before l charge it at the beginning, is that correct?
The information l mentioned earlier came from an above sticky from this site.

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Unread 11-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #6
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Alan, your best friend would be to install a battery meter. The one that Scotty sells is the best, IMO.

http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Digita...ry_Meters.html
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Alan, your best friend would be to install a battery meter. The one that Scotty sells is the best, IMO.

http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Digita...ry_Meters.html
Hi EricT

My CC has the amber meter but until my bumper to bumper warranty is
over l am not going to change a thing.

When it is over then let the games begin.

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Hi EricT

My CC has the amber meter but until my bumper to bumper warranty is
over l am not going to change a thing.

When it is over then let the games begin.

Alan
. . . are you referring to the Battery Warning Light? If so, you will want to keep that in addition to Scotty's digital meter . . . that amber meter works with OBC for charging issues, flashing code sequences . . . it also can be "read" with a scanner as a diagnostic tool . . .
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Unread 11-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tip!

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Unread 11-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #10
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I have some brown staining on my caps, in my case its overspray from post protectant.
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