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Unread 08-15-2014, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default Charger has me stumped…..

I frequent this site often and usually a quick search answers all my questions, except this time.

I have an 05 Club Car DS 48V with power drive charger. 6 8volt batteries are a year old, load test as new, when charged the numbers are all 8.8 - 8.9 v.

Problem is my charger stays at 5amps forever, it starts at 15ish and within an hour or so it is down to about 5amps, and does not shut off. I tested all the batteries again and they are fully charged, load test all perfectly, go and drive it a few miles and return, all load test perfectly and have equal charges. I put on the charger again and it drops quickly to 5amps and stays for hours (more than 16, I have to unplug it).

I know this usually means I have a bad cell or OBC, but I used a neighbors charger and it fully charged in 2 hours and shut off, so I believe it is my charger. I just can not find any good info on how to trouble shoot my charger and know literally nothing about chargers.

If you can help me find a thread that has this info I would appreciate it, youtube has been no real help so far.

thank you
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Unread 08-15-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charger has me stumped…..

Since another charger worked fine on your cart, my guess is your charger relay is showing the early stages of contact welding.
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Unread 08-15-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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Since another charger worked fine on your cart, my guess is your charger relay is showing the early stages of contact welding.
Thanks for the reply. I am unfamiliar with chargers, but is that relay a part in the rebuild kits?
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Unread 08-15-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Charger has me stumped…..

have you reset the OBC ?
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Unread 08-15-2014, 10:04 PM   #5
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Yes. I would buy the rebuild kit.
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Unread 08-15-2014, 11:40 PM   #6
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have you reset the OBC ?
I have not.

I can try that, but would the OBC need to be reset if a different charger works correctly on my cart?
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Unread 08-16-2014, 01:38 AM   #7
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Default Re: Charger has me stumped…..

no .. i was thinkin you reset, then other charger worked

here is service manual for PowerDrive II charger
6-9 is trouble shooting
repair is 6-23
hope it helps
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