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Unread 05-04-2013, 02:32 AM   #1
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Ok so as most of you know I'm new to the cart thing. Everything I have ever owned has had a gas or diesel motor. Ok so this eavning the wife her brother and I went out on a little drive total weight around 600lbs. My cart is a 99cc with 5.5 horse motor and 480 amp controler 3" life 20x10-10 and rear seat. Car runs 20+ mph on flat and 14-17mph up hill all on my GPS. Depending on the grade. We do live in a hilly area. N e ways. We drove around for about an hour. So should I or should I not charge after the drive? I did decide to but I was just wondering if I did the right thing. Thank for replying.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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Charge.

Lead acid wet cell batteries want to be fully charged all the time. They have no memory. If you run for 15 minutes recharge.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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Ok thanks Scotty
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Unread 05-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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Remember P&P "Parked and Plugged"
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Remember P&P "Parked and Plugged"
I did not know this rule until about a year of ownership of my first cart. For some reason I thought you were supposed to let the pack discharge completely then recharge.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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Ok so how long should it take for my car to charge for approximately 50-60% I pluged in my car last night around 12:30-1am just walked out the @9:30 and its still charging. Is this normal?
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Can take up to 16 hours for a complete charge!!
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Charge.

Lead acid wet cell batteries want to be fully charged all the time. They have no memory. If you run for 15 minutes recharge.
But be sure to let the charge cycle complete before pulling it off the charger to use it again? (I think thats right)
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But be sure to let the charge cycle complete before pulling it off the charger to use it again? (I think thats right)
. . . removing charger prior to it attaining a 90% charge can/will cause battery light to flash a code . . .
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