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Unread 04-26-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Am I over charging my battery's?

Ok so I don't know if I'm doing a good thing or a bad thing. So I drove my cart last weekend until the bat light on my dash came on. My baby girl couldn't get enough ridding around in it so I was happy to have a little time together. But I digress. So when we got home I pluged it it and it charged threw the night and into the next day b4 shutting off. That day we only went out on a short 15-20 drive the. Pluged it back in. And Again it charged thew the night when I left for work the next morning it was still humming n e ways on Tuesday we went on a 10 min drive and once again same thing so tonigh when I got home I unplugged it and re pluged the charger to the cart with out even driving it and 4 hours later it was still charging I started to think about it and thought I better unplug it from the wall and disanect it from the cart as I don't want to kill 6mo battery's. should I be charging it every day even if I'm didn't drive it or once it shuts off let it be? Or what. I have the original 48v club ad charger. Thanks for any help ahead of time.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Am I over charging my battery's?

Not sure what the pack voltage is when the idiot light comes on but suspect it is below the battery manufactures recommended 50% discharge . Without a good reliable battery SOC indicator you really won't know.
If you are drawing the pack down real low they will take longer to recharge. If you unplug and recharge after a full charge the charger should go into an equalizing charge. Go to do once a month or so.
You should have a gauge so you don't have to guess whether or not you need a charge. Or start checking often with your DMM. Use this chart.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Am I over charging my battery's?

UKNOWME, Get one of Scottyb's digital amp meter. Takes all the guees work out.
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