lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 04-24-2014, 05:54 AM   #21
Medicare Recipient
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 3,543
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

. . . do not use the ohms function . . . use the Diode Test Function on the meter . . . post a pic of your meter so we can see if your meter has that particular function . . . not all meters have it . . .

below pic shows a meter in diode test function . . .

Stevegrmich is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 04-24-2014, 07:05 AM   #22
Gone Wild
 
Wes350x's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Marksville, La
Posts: 168
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Awesome, retested just now before work...


Top with red in middle... 480 left and right. No readings with black in middle.

Side with black in middle ... 482ish upper and 478 lower.

Theses seem normal?

Thanks for all the help guys.
Wes350x is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 11:02 AM   #23
Dawg Gone Wild
 
TahoeDawgZ71's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Golf Car Capital of The World... Augusta, Georgia
Posts: 7,966
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Yes. That sounds fine. Clean up the connection where it looks crusty and see if that helps. This will go down in history as the first PD3 ammeter I've ever seen fail if this ends up being the case. Glad we tested the diodes though.
TahoeDawgZ71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 11:29 AM   #24
Gone Wild
 
Wes350x's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Marksville, La
Posts: 168
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Quote:
Originally Posted by TahoeDawgZ71 View Post
Yes. That sounds fine. Clean up the connection where it looks crusty and see if that helps. This will go down in history as the first PD3 ammeter I've ever seen fail if this ends up being the case. Glad we tested the diodes though.
I looked at it again this morning good and the purple wire has corroded about 1.5-2" up on the vertical heat sink to the left. I'm going to cut it at the top ring terminal and install new wire and ring terminal to is from the top heat sink down. Guess Ill be ordering me a new ammeter and see about it... Anyway to test the meter since the covers off?
Wes350x is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 12:10 PM   #25
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 17
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Now this may sound goofy, but in looking at the video, it looks like the meter is showing a negative current ( never gets above zero). Is it possible the snubber that is in parallel with the relay coil is huffed and thatís why the meter is showing this movement?
Laker_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 01:00 PM   #26
Gone Wild
 
Sergio's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4,566
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

You may want to fix that wire first before ordering the meter. The part that does not fit with any problem is that you said it chargers fine.
If you had lost a diode or if the purple wire is broken (same effect as missing the diode), the charger would be running at 50% duty cycle and it should not be able to raise the pack voltage to the 60v required to properly charge the batteries.
When you lose a diode, 60 times a second the charger voltage output goes down to zero (half wave rectifier), when that happens, current flows from the +battery pack thru the charger socket, backwards thru the meter, thru the relay coil and back to the OBC. The relay coil needs less than 50ma to hold and the meter movement in the video looks a lot stronger than that.
If the wire does not fix the problem and the meter is not connected backwards, then it looks like the meter is the problem.
Sergio is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 01:42 PM   #27
Gone Wild
 
Wes350x's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Marksville, La
Posts: 168
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Ok, I did plan on replacing the wire tonight and trying before I order anything. I didn't see any breaks in the wire, mainly stiffness and corrosion.
Wes350x is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 02:48 PM   #28
Dazed & Confused
 
crash test dummy's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Z-HELLS FL
Posts: 14,028
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Quote:
Originally Posted by TahoeDawgZ71 View Post
Yes. This will go down in history as the first PD3 ammeter I've ever seen fail if this ends up being the case.
it's had to happen before , they sell replacements
i replaced a bad ammeter in a Lestor II last july
crash test dummy is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 10:11 PM   #29
Gone Wild
 
Wes350x's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Marksville, La
Posts: 168
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Think I found my issue. Switched out the corroded wire and plugged it up to check. Ammeter went to 15 for approx 1-2 mins then backed down to 10 with a small jumping of the needle. My pack was full so I'm guessing the charger backed down because of that. It's not as loud either, approx 1/2 now noisy.

Here's the wire..



Here's the carts meter while charging with the charger at 10..



Thanks for all y'all help on this issue! Hopefully it's fixed now.
Wes350x is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2014, 10:27 PM   #30
Dawg Gone Wild
 
TahoeDawgZ71's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Golf Car Capital of The World... Augusta, Georgia
Posts: 7,966
Default Re: PowerDrive 3 Ampmeter faulty

Looks like you got it fixed... And the streak continues of never having to replace a PD3 ammeter.
TahoeDawgZ71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Ampmeter Electric EZGO
V-GLIDE 36-VOLT or POWERDRIVE SYSTEM 48 or POWERDRIVE PLUS Electric Club Car
do I have a faulty controller, pot, or? Electric Club Car


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.