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Unread 06-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #11
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Or you could have left the original cable in place and route around it with the new.
This method works well for me.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 04:01 PM   #12
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I left the original 4 gauge cable going through the obc and routed the new 2 gauge cable around (both connected to negative on battery #6 ) and it runs great.

The only problem is that the battery charger now will not shut off.
It worked fine before. It comes on, then drops to 5 amps and just stays there humming away. Anything I can do, or should I just use the 'bolt through the obc' adapter method?
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Unread 01-23-2014, 04:04 PM   #13
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You need to go through the OBC or it can't function in some models. I believe the older Gen 1-3 OBCs are more likely to tolerate the bypass method.
Generally speaking the bypass has been pooh poohed by some of the best technicians we could find
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Unread 01-23-2014, 04:31 PM   #14
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I have one cable (the original one) going through the obc and it is being detected. Before, I had put the new 2 gauge cable around, not knowing it had to go through the hole in the obc.

So I added back the old 4 gauge through the obc as well as the 2 gauge routed around (2 gauge didn't fit through the hole) and this enabled the cart to charge and putting the 4 gauge cable back on stopped the orange battery light from coming on and going off randomly which happened when the 2 gauge routed around was the only cable.

So I have both the old 4 gauge going through the obc and the new 2 gauge going to the same posts.

Like I said, it runs great but for some reason the charger does not shut off.

I removed the 2 gauge and left the 4 gauge going through the obc and then the charger shuts off. Put the 2 gauge back on, with the 4 gauge still going through the obc, and it charges, but the charger doesn't shut off any more. Stays stuck on 5 amps and charging.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 04:37 PM   #15
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Thanks for the graphic. Easy to understand.

What diameter stud and will steel work ok or is brass better?
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Unread 01-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #16
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Thanks for the graphic. Easy to understand.

What diameter stud and will steel work ok or is brass better?
This thread should answer your questions.
Earth wire through OBC
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:21 PM   #17
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You need to go through the OBC or it can't function in some models. I believe the older Gen 1-3 OBCs are more likely to tolerate the bypass method.
Generally speaking the bypass has been pooh poohed by some of the best technicians we could find


This should fix all your problems...
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:43 PM   #18
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I went with brass when I did mine and used 2 layers of shrink tube . worked great. Ace Hardware has toilet seat kits that has pretty much everything you need rubber/plastic washers just make sure its solid brass and not coated
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:57 PM   #19
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Hope you don't tell everyone you run toilet seat parts in your ride!
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #20
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I am curious....It seems Ballowes has not done anything more to his cart than change to 2 ga wire. And it made that much difference?? How??

I understand more amps need more wire but how will just adding wire help a limited motor?

Did he just by chance put clean wire and hardware on that he may have needed anyway?
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