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Unread 09-19-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Some life left in these batteries?

2002 36V DS - resistor cart

My cart is hitting around 14KM/h (8-9 mph) with ~5 year old batteries.

Fully charge yields about 6.19 on each cell, some slightly less. According to the Trojan site, 6.4v is the target for a fully charged battery, and I am sitting at 70%.

Is this an acceptable speed and do I still have some life left in these batteries ? Anything I can do to revive these things, or should I be saving for new cels ?

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Unread 09-19-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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i would start saving for new batteries......................................
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Unread 09-19-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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Stock 36V cart, what speed should I be seeing ?
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Unread 09-19-2008, 02:55 PM   #4
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12 to 14 mph..................................should get approx 22 miles between charges with good batts.....................................
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Unread 09-19-2008, 02:57 PM   #5
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Holy crap..

Sounds like I need to prop up the back end and measure the voltage hitting the motor, or could this be a case of tired batteries which would also be identified by a load test ?
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Unread 09-19-2008, 03:02 PM   #6
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6 year old batts even good ones if your not anal about maintence with the #,s you mentioned i think its time for new ones................................
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Unread 09-19-2008, 03:03 PM   #7
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Yup... just have to convince the SO that the cart isn't fast enough (of course, she thinks it's fine).

Anyone got a good supplier in Canada ?
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Unread 09-19-2008, 08:27 PM   #8
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Instead of propping up the back, drive up to a solid structure and drive into it while testing batteries.. That will test with a real load.
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Unread 05-03-2009, 07:32 PM   #9
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Default Re: Some life left in these batteries?

Just a follow-up post. Installed new T105's and re-wired cart with #4ga (404-strand) welding cable. GPS measuring at 21Km/h. Haven't checked tire pressure though, but don't expect a big change.

Thanks everyone.
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