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Unread 10-05-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Key On Or Off

Does it matter if the key is on or off during the charging cycle...when I first got the cart they told me to charge in the off position and the in the shifter neutral position...is it bad to leave the key on?? or does it matter and why??
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Unread 10-05-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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It makes no difference if the key is on or off, or if the F/N/R is wherever...... The charger is still going to charge the batteries.
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Unread 10-05-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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leave the key off and the cart either in forward or reverse.........thats the safest way.....................................
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Unread 10-05-2008, 10:31 PM   #4
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Whats forward or reverse got to do with it? Never heard that.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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So it doesn't roll away
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Unread 10-06-2008, 08:18 AM   #6
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Key off...

Run / Tow switch (If you have one) in Tow...

Park / Hill brake engaged...

F / N / R in Neutral

I do it this way because, that's what the operating manual tells me to do!
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Unread 10-06-2008, 09:41 AM   #7
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Kaschiro, I am new to this forum and carts. I agree with all of the above and here is why. My personal experience... In my case the solonoid failed in the closed position, my granddaughters were playing Taxi with the cart and used the batteries up. Although the key was in the off position when I plugged the charger in and the batteries started charging the cart tried to move slightly. The F-N-R switch was left in the F position. So even with the key in the off position the controls were energized. This also causes a constant drain on the batteries and would discharge them over time. I think that it also caused the fuse on the charger plug recepticle to fry. All of the shut down procedures are there to protect the systems in the event of a component failure such as the one above.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 11:24 AM   #8
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I want to thank every one who chimed in...I think Lockman input was very valid, because the manual says so..and that is good enough for me
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