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Unread 04-02-2014, 07:35 AM   #1
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I've got a 2008 club car ds. It has alltrax dcx 500 amp controller plum quick bandit motor. Batteries 2 years old. Water levels good. Just up graded to 4guage wire 2 days ago now it seems my cart is taking forever to charge. Charged 12 hours last night and charger was still at 7-8 amps. Batteries were boiling. My digital volt meter on my cart showed 60v. I unplugged left for 5 min. And checked voltage again reading 52 volts which is normal... My question is did I maybe cross a wire when swapping to 4guage wire? Charger bad? Battery bad. Or am I overreacting? Jus worried about the sudden change in charging after swapping to 4ga. Wire. Any help???
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Unread 04-02-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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Moved to electric CC and courtesy bump!
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:08 AM   #3
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I've got a 2008 club car ds. It has alltrax dcx 500 amp controller plum quick bandit motor. Batteries 2 years old. Water levels good. Just up graded to 4guage wire 2 days ago now it seems my cart is taking forever to charge. Charged 12 hours last night and charger was still at 7-8 amps. Batteries were boiling. My digital volt meter on my cart showed 60v. I unplugged left for 5 min. And checked voltage again reading 52 volts which is normal... My question is did I maybe cross a wire when swapping to 4guage wire? Charger bad? Battery bad. Or am I overreacting? Jus worried about the sudden change in charging after swapping to 4ga. Wire. Any help???
. . . is main negative cable still going THRU the OBC? . . . and seeing readings of 60v during charge cycle is "normal" . . .
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Unread 04-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #4
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Yes Steve it is. Thanks ill let it keep charging and keep an eye on it. How long would you say it will charge bf I have a problem? I was thinking over 14hrs.? Also I read the obc could be bad and not letting it shut off...but cart runs fine...so my obc has to be good??
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. . . a charging cycle can last up to 16 hrs before it times out . . . "boiling" over can be that you filled the cells with distilled water prior to charging . . only add water after a charge cycle and only to about 1/4" above plates . . . during the charge cycle, gassing occurs which in turns causes overflow of cells during charging process . . .
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Unread 04-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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Thanks Steve
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Unread 04-02-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
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I figured it out! When I ran the new 4ga wire I forgot to run the negative of the end battery through the CPU "sensor hole". My mistake lol. Haven't recharged yet but I will tonight after I ride it today for while. But I'm 99.9% sure that's the issue bc it didn't start this until I upgraded my cables!
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Obc not CPU sorry
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Unread 04-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #9
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I figured it out! When I ran the new 4ga wire I forgot to run the negative of the end battery through the CPU "sensor hole". My mistake lol. Haven't recharged yet but I will tonight after I ride it today for while. But I'm 99.9% sure that's the issue bc it didn't start this until I upgraded my cables!
. . . hmmm . . . that's what I asked you in Post #3 and you said it was . . . lol . . .
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Unread 04-02-2014, 10:34 PM   #10
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Yea I overlooked it. Thanks again
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