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Unread 07-14-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! I am new to the world of golf carts and am currently fixing up a 1983 Club Car DS Electric golf cart. The charger that came with it is an old school Lester Matic that at one point in time had a timer but looks like that has been removed and a metal plate is covering the hole where the timer dial would go. I know nothing about this charger that came with it but I do know I don't want an old charger to fry the new batteries I just bought.

Looking on Ebay I found a DUAL VOLTAGE 110V-220V INPUT 5 AMPS charger for $115.00. Is anyone familiar with this charger and would it be safe to use? Am I correct in thinking that the 5 amps just means that it will charge slower? I attached a picture of this charger and a link to it on ebay. I will be using my cart at a campground and plugging it in at night to charge.

Thanks you for your help!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-36-Volt-...#ht_5186wt_932
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Unread 07-14-2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: 5 AMP Battery Charger

Much , much slower.......a full charge can take 16 hours with a real charger (15 amps) so no telling how long at 5 amps.....
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Unread 07-14-2014, 10:51 AM   #3
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I would say most of the time you get what you pay for. I would visit ScottyB/Carts unlimited @ cartsunlimited.net and check out the DPI accusense chargers. Mine works really well.
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Unread 07-14-2014, 11:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: 5 AMP Battery Charger

good read



http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Batter..._Tutorial.html

good deal



http://www.cartsunlimited.net/48v_Battery_Charger.html
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Unread 07-14-2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: 5 AMP Battery Charger

he has those chargers listed for 42 volts also , just curious as to what uses 42 volts ?
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Unread 07-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: 5 AMP Battery Charger

some upgrade their 36v cart to 42v by adding another 6v battery
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Unread 07-14-2014, 06:20 PM   #7
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common among the EZGO PDS crowd.
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Unread 07-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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Default Re: 5 AMP Battery Charger

If I HAD to buy a $100 charger I would not buy that 5A charger. I would get the Stanley charger. It's a Sam's Club item but if you search you can find it elsewhere for about the same price.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/stanley...prod1841149.ip

http://www.walmart.com/ip/22134849?w...599990&veh=sem

Amazon.com: Stanley GBCPRO Golf Cart & Vehicle Battery Charger: Automotive Amazon.com: Stanley GBCPRO Golf Cart & Vehicle Battery Charger: Automotive


The DPI ScottyB sells is a much better charger for the best price around...period. If you can budget for it you would be much better off.
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Unread 07-14-2014, 08:28 PM   #9
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Sport Coupe is right about that Stanley charger. I bought one just to try out when I upgraded to 48 volts on my last cart. A lot of the guys poopooed it but it worked great for me. No problems ever.
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Unread 07-14-2014, 08:32 PM   #10
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Sport Coupe is right about that Stanley charger. I bought one just to try out when I upgraded to 48 volts on my last cart. A lot of the guys poopooed it but it worked great for me. No problems ever.
i too have a Stanley with great results
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