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Unread 12-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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I have a 87 club car just bought. It has a 36v system with a 36v charger. When I plug it in it reads 5amps. Is this correct?
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Unread 12-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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I have a 87 club car just bought. It has a 36v system with a 36v charger. When I plug it in it reads 5amps. Is this correct?
It should go a lot higher than that. First guess would be the capacitor in the charger is failing.
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Unread 12-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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OK. They had the reverse switch wired backwards. When I charged it up yesterday it was reading 20 volts and making a somewhat loud buzzing noise from the charger. Today I swapped the wires around so I can go fast forward instead of backwards and now it reads 5 amps. Didn't' t know if wireing would make a difference.
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Unread 12-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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It should be between 15-20 amps when it first starts, then it will gradually go down as the cycle completes...
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Unread 12-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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OK. It should have a full charge from yesterday. So as the battery runs down then it might show higher volts. I am going to buy a meter for the golf cart soon so I know how much charge I got.
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I am going to buy a meter for the golf cart soon so I know how much charge I got.
Good idea!
I think they should install DVM's from the factory. I guess the idiot lights are easier for people to understand though; when it comes on, plug it in...
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