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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Have a 36v new batteries can't seem to get them to charge off of two seperate chargers. One would stay around 18-19v and eventually trip the breaker on the charger. Second charger was newer and would stay around 18-19v never dropping for about 8hours. Battery meter on cart still showed no charge. Disconnected charger and cart from batteries, used 12v auto battery charger after a few hours reconnected all leads, drove cart short distance and battery meter showed power draining quickly. Any ideas?
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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One or more batteries incorrectly installed, all batteries not in series, maybe.
Post a pic where we can see the tops of all the batteries
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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Thank you unfortunately the cart is in another state at my camper. I can assure you that the batteries are wired properly but after labor day I will post a picture.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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If all the batteries are the correct batteries and they are all connected correctly then the only other reason 2 different chargers would not come down off of bulk charge ( I assume you meant 19 amps not volts?) is a bad battery.
What does the pack read when you get to camp and what does it read with the charger connected and on.

Everybody always says 'everything is connected correctly' until we find the problem, so we doubt.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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Have a 36v new batteries can't seem to get them to charge off of two seperate chargers. One would stay around 18-19v and eventually trip the breaker on the charger. Second charger was newer and would stay around 18-19v never dropping for about 8hours. Battery meter on cart still showed no charge. Disconnected charger and cart from batteries, used 12v auto battery charger after a few hours reconnected all leads, drove cart short distance and battery meter showed power draining quickly. Any ideas?
The breaker in the charger? 36 volt chargers don't have breakers. You sure you don't have a 48 volt cart with the wrong batteries in it?
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Unread 08-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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I did mean amps and the batteries have three cells I will have to check the batteries separately thank you so much for the tips
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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:50 PM   #7
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i would listen to tahoe and make sure u dont have a 48 volt cart
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Unread 08-24-2013, 12:13 AM   #8
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I would also listen to Tahoe and Scotty....check to see if its 48 volts and if its not check the wiring...either one of these guys know there stuff...check your carts serial number if your in doubt.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 12:56 AM   #9
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Thank you unfortunately the cart is in another state at my camper. I can assure you that the batteries are wired properly but after labor day I will post a picture.
it amazes me how meany times we have seen this
i know your carts on your mind but with out it near by we are just guessing
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Unread 08-24-2013, 07:43 AM   #10
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CTD

There you go getting meany again.
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