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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Melted Battery!!!!

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I was on my way back from my Lacrosse practice when I started to smell a strong burning smell. I got back to my garage and lifted my seat and saw that a silver metal was coming from the battery post on my third battery, see attached images, Now I have to get a new battery but here is my question can I just replace a single battery because I dont have the cash for 4 new 12v batteries? My cart is a 2009 and the cart is fine on power and acceleration. Would it be better to find a battery that is used and similar in age? Your advice is greatly appreciated.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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No pic showing up?

What caused the battery to give its life up? If you replace the bad battery will the same thing happen?

As far as getting a new or used battery, How old are the ones in there now? if they are more then a few years old I would find a rebuilt or blemished battery on the cheap to stick in there then save up for a new set.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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I do not know what happened to the battery but looked at the water level and it was down quite a bit. The other batteries are 2009's.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Hmmmmmm..... How low was the water?

It looks like the battery over heated at the lug and it melted.

Let me get this straight... This is just a guess? Battery was low on water, and you hooked up the charger. Came back and smelled something then checked the cart?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Melted Battery!!!!

I can't speak from science but I can speak from experience. I had 2 batteries go bad last winter. Pack was about 4 or5 years old. I'd debated the same as you. I ended buying 2 new batteries. Wow, what a differance. It runs like a new cart now. I'm glad I just replaced the 2 bad batteries.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:22 PM   #6
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The battery post melted because there was a loose connection, or bad cable, the battery can be repaired and you will not have to buy a new battery, if the battery was in good shape and would hold a charge, and the only thing wrong with the battery is the melted post, i would fix it


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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:29 AM   #7
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The battery post melted because there was a loose connection, or bad cable, the battery can be repaired and you will not have to buy a new battery, if the battery was in good shape and would hold a charge, and the only thing wrong with the battery is the melted post, i would fix it


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Unread 04-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #8
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So I found a used battery of the same type and model for $40 and I bought a new set of 4 gauge cables for $15 from this guy that has his own shop. He gave me 25 for the battery that went bad so a total of $30 for a replacement battery and new upgraded cables is a deal I could live with!
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So I found a used battery of the same type and model for $40 and I bought a new set of 4 gauge cables for $15 from this guy that has his own shop. He gave me 25 for the battery that went bad so a total of $30 for a replacement battery and new upgraded cables is a deal I could live with!
Ok, good, but make sure to check those water levels and cable connections at least once a month!
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So I found a used battery of the same type and model for $40 and I bought a new set of 4 gauge cables for $15 from this guy that has his own shop. He gave me 25 for the battery that went bad so a total of $30 for a replacement battery and new upgraded cables is a deal I could live with!
I'm all for getting a good deal, but $15 for cables CANNOT be a quality item.
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