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Unread 07-12-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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got 48 volt golf cart is charged up full and we can ride and ride and it is ok,but if it sits for awhile it looses it charge what could be wrong
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Unread 07-12-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
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my gulfcart is a 2000 club car,batterys are a year old,it is a 36 volt cart,it drive find for a little while ,then acts like the batterys are dieing ,but when i get back to my cottage and check the batterys they are at 36 volts,i have 3 marine deep cell 12 volt batterys. do you have any idea what it could be
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is it a 36v or 48v ?

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Marine batteries are not designed for heavy (high amperage) discharge. Also you have only 3 instead of 6 so your capacity is reduced. These are some of the factors leading to short run time and poor performance.
as scotty said you have the wrong batteries in your cart
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Unread 07-12-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
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no i found out it is a 48volt cart and i put in 6, 8volt batterys and it looses power when it set over night
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ok
are the batteries new or used ?
are all connections clean and tight ?
this will take a few days to get readings
take readings of battery pack and each battery before charging
charge cart till charger shuts off , this can take up to 16 hours , take voltage reading of the battery pack and each battery
wait 12 hours take voltage reading
24 hours take voltage readings
36 hours take voltage reading
post all readings here
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It may be that the 8 volt batteries are tractor starting batteries. I've seen a cart with those in it
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It may be that the 8 volt batteries are tractor starting batteries. I've seen a cart with those in it
yep .. please tell us the type of 8 volt batteries you have
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they are trogen 8 volt golfcart batterys
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4 are used 2 new and all connection were cleaned
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Unread 07-12-2014, 08:34 PM   #9
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ok .. you know the old ones will pull the new ones down to the old ones life ?
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