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Unread 07-30-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Hello. I have a 94 electric club car. I bought this cart back in mid June 2014 and it has given me issues ever since. A few weeks ago I purchased new batteries. Once I got the new batteries in it, the cart would overheat and nearly catch on fire, no joke. So I took it to the shop to get looked at. They told me that I needed a new vglide, solenoid, resistor board, all new speed resistors, and new cables. Today I picked it up from the shop after getting some serious work done to it. The cart had a full battery when I picked it up so I am assuming that they charged it up. However, my charger at home is now tripping my breaker. It didn't trip my breaker before I took it to the shop. Can somebody tell me where to begin? I even unplugged everything in the garage that is one the breaker except for the charger and it is still tripping.
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Unread 07-30-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charger Tripping Breaker

It may be that one of the batteries is wired in reverse polarity and is maxing out the charger, causing it to trip the breaker
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Unread 07-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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I just checked the batteries and they appear to be wired correctly.
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Unread 07-30-2014, 08:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: Charger Tripping Breaker

Just to clarify, it is the gfi that trips and not the breaker on the charger. That breaker does not trip.
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Unread 07-30-2014, 09:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Charger Tripping Breaker

Plug it in some where else and see if it works there, or trips the breaker. could be a bad GFI
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Unread 07-30-2014, 10:19 PM   #6
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I had a gfi in my shop go like that a few months ago. It would trip with very little load. Replaced it and all was well.
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Unread 07-31-2014, 07:17 AM   #7
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Well I plugged the charger into an outlet that does not have a gfi this morning for about 1 1/2 hours and it did not trip the breaker. However, the cord was really hot. I am guessing that this is not normal. Should the cord to the charger get that hot?
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Unread 07-31-2014, 09:29 AM   #8
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I don't think mine does. Sounds like something pulling a load in charger. I would open it and see what I could fine. Unplug it first.
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