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Unread 09-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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I have a 1997 48 volt club car DS. I just installed new batteries in it. The cart runs out fine and acts ok till I go to charge it. I plug the charger in and it will kick on and then off and then back on. After it does that it will charge for about 10 min and then cut off. I can unplug the charger from the cart then the wall and wait a min and then plug it back up and then it will run and charge like it's supposed to. Every now and then I can move the ground wire that runs through the computer and it will kick on and start charging.. But tonight it would not do anything but run for about 3 min then cut off no matter what I did.


Is the computer the problem? If so is there a way to bypass with a different style charger or with this charger or do I have to replace the computer?

Thanks in advance for all the help.. It is greatly appreciated as I am pretty new to the cart world..
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Unread 09-07-2014, 10:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charger problems...

If u wiggled the neg cable running thru the obc and it kicked on i would first check for all connections are tight...especially at the controller & batteries.
Second go to the stickies and perform the obc reset process. Third if u still have issues then perform the obc bypass. The bypass process removes safety feature...so the cart can move while charging.
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Unread 09-07-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
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Ishould be clear it would move with key on and go pedal pressed. It won't or shouldn't just take off on its own during the obc bypass while charging.
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Unread 09-08-2014, 03:54 PM   #4
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Where can I find the reset procedure to do the reset on the cart? I checked connections and everything is tight. Also when I replaced Batterys I upgraded cables and cleaned all other connections and made sure they were tight. I double checked last night and they are still tight. So I guess I need to do the reset. One thing I failed mention is I bought this cart about 4 weeks ago and it had been sitting for a solid year.. The charger was just sitting on the shelf.. So I don't if that plays into this problem or not..
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Unread 09-09-2014, 07:29 AM   #5
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Where can I find the reset procedure to do the reset on the cart? I checked connections and everything is tight. Also when I replaced Batterys I upgraded cables and cleaned all other connections and made sure they were tight. I double checked last night and they are still tight. So I guess I need to do the reset. One thing I failed mention is I bought this cart about 4 weeks ago and it had been sitting for a solid year.. The charger was just sitting on the shelf.. So I don't if that plays into this problem or not..

Resetting the OBC . .
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Unread 09-09-2014, 07:59 AM   #6
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Default Re: Charger problems...

Since you mentioned both upgraded cables and wiggling the negative seems to have an effect on the charging cycle ... did you by any chance force the new cable or tried to enlarge the OBC hole the negative goes thru?
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Since you mentioned both upgraded cables and wiggling the negative seems to have an effect on the charging cycle ... did you by any chance force the new cable or tried to enlarge the OBC hole the negative goes thru?
I did not upgrade the negative that runs through the OBC. That one and the positive is still the factory wire. I wasn't sure if I could upgrade those..
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Unread 09-09-2014, 04:23 PM   #8
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I did not upgrade the negative that runs through the OBC. That one and the positive is still the factory wire. I wasn't sure if I could upgrade those..
You need to upgrade all the 6 gauge cables otherwise your system is being limited by any 6 gauge still in the circuit. Important for the new cable to pass through the OBC. No need to upgrade the red charger wire.
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Unread 09-10-2014, 03:30 PM   #9
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Reset complete. So far so good. Did not have to mess with anything and the charger kicked right on. So I'll keep an eye on it and hope that took care of the problem.. Thanks for all the info..

Now on replacing those final cables in the battery system and upgrading those also. What size wire will fit through the computer? And does the positive lead need to be done? If I'm doing those then what about the rest of the wires?
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