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Unread 03-09-2014, 03:52 PM   #1
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Just went out side and uncovered my 2008 precedent and had no power. I lifted the seat only to find 2 of the batteries apparently froze and the cases cracked what a bummer. The upside is I guess I get to do the 12v to 8v conversion sooner then I expected. What does everyone do with their cart batteries during the winter ? I plugged the charger in once a week, maybe I should have brought them in the house. Hopefully nothing else got wrecked when these batts froze.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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My 05 President is in the garage and plugged in. Have not had an issue.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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. . . properly maintained and charged batteries do not freeze . . .
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Unread 03-09-2014, 08:09 PM   #4
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I just bought the cart last summer so I'm not really sure how the batteries have been maintained.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #5
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I just bought the cart last summer so I'm not really sure how the batteries have been maintained.
I think you have your answer now.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 10:57 PM   #6
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. . . properly maintained and charged batteries do not freeze . . .
I agree, at 100% SOC batteries can take a temperature down to -20F until they freeze. How cold did it get where you're at?
I also lost one battery to a freeze this winter...
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Unread 03-10-2014, 12:04 PM   #7
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Everything on winter storage and charging was covered HERE and HERE. For those of us in cold climates, we've tried something new this year - but because I've always kept my old Club Car Charger plugged in year 'round (with its self re-start when low feature) - I've avoided loss due to freezing.
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Unread 03-10-2014, 12:55 PM   #8
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it only gets a few degrees below zero around here from time to time. i think the batts were just poorly maintained and junk when i got the cart. i got the cart VERY cheap so its not that big of a deal. thanks for the link joesam i will deff maintain the new batteries.
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