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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Club Car Precedent Charger Question.

Can someone give me some advice about my charger. It seems that no matter how much or how little I drive my cart it takes 3 hours to recharge the battery. Drive to the end of the driveway=3hrs. Drive to the hardware store of approx 10 miles=3hrs. It charges full bore for about an hour then drops of to a charge of approx 5 Amps. If I remove the battery lids it looks as if the acid is boiling. I've read that this equalization phase is necessary sometimes but is it necessary all the time? Would I be better off adding a mechanical timer like I had on my old E-Z-Go? Is Club Car information about adding just the same amount of current as was used just a bunch of bull. And is 60V to high a cutoff voltage for the charger?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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Can someone give me some advice about my charger. It seems that no matter how much or how little I drive my cart it takes 3 hours to recharge the battery. Drive to the end of the driveway=3hrs. Drive to the hardware store of approx 10 miles=3hrs. It charges full bore for about an hour then drops of to a charge of approx 5 Amps. If I remove the battery lids it looks as if the acid is boiling. I've read that this equalization phase is necessary sometimes but is it necessary all the time? Would I be better off adding a mechanical timer like I had on my old E-Z-Go? Is Club Car information about adding just the same amount of current as was used just a bunch of bull. And is 60V to high a cutoff voltage for the charger?
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The charger cut off voltage is between 59-64v depending on the state of the batteries. The higher the better. The batteries do "bubble" during charge. The OBC will control the amp input and turn the charger off when batteries have received their full charge. Unless you have a faulty OBC or Charger you can rely on the system to do the job. If you have one or more weak batteries the charger will turn off after 16 hours to prevent severe overcharging.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Club Car Precedent Charger Question.

I've got another question. With a Club Car 2010 Precedent that has a 3.3HP motor. It takes 80amps @ 48volts to produce 3.3 hp.(2.5kw). What good would it do to get a 500amp controller to run that motor? 500amps@48volts=21Hp and uses 15.6kw. It looks like you would just fry that motor.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Club Car Precedent Charger Question.

Your stock motor would be fine going to a 500 amp controller, however, there are some other things that would also need to be upgraded along with it, namely, #4 or # 2 cables, all of them. and also, the main solenoid
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