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Unread 01-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default EZGO electric battery cables HOT

I bought 6 new EXIDE GC2 batteries at Samsclub about 9 months ago. I noticed that whenever I ran the cart, some of the cables get HOT, and I mean HOT! One battery in particular.... I touched the terminals of that battery one second and burnt my finger. I tried to take the cable off that battery and it was fused to the terminal. Got a new battery, but the guy at sams club tells me that there is nothing that could make the battery hot. Wondering what could be going wrong? Should I change all the cables?

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Unread 01-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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Yep..... sounds like you need new cables.

It's always a good idea to put on new cables when installing new batteries. If not you may not get the full potential out of your new batteries. Obviously your not, with those cables heating.

Be sure to get those new cables tight too.
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Unread 01-03-2009, 08:51 AM   #3
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thanks for your help. appreciate it. Now on to the rest of the issues with the cart :-)
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Unread 01-03-2009, 09:04 AM   #4
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After you run it a while be sure and check the cables to make sure they are still tight. After that you should check them AT LEAST once a month. Its not a matter of "If" they get loose because they will get loose. After the first week check the water levels in the batteries....some batteries will use more water than others. Usage will also have an effect on water usage.
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Unread 01-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #5
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After you run it a while be sure and check the cables to make sure they are still tight. After that you should check them AT LEAST once a month. Its not a matter of "If" they get loose because they will get loose. After the first week check the water levels in the batteries....some batteries will use more water than others. Usage will also have an effect on water usage.
I have my new Trojans on a monthly water check and cable tightness check on the 28th due to I installed the batteries on 10/28/08. I then clean the batteries off every other month, re-coat the lug/cable ends with protectant and move my light wires to 2 different batteries to keep them from draining the same 2. I have it set up in my work email to send me reminders to do this 3 times on the 28th ! With the cost of new Batteries, I need to get as much life as possible out of them and I'm going to do what ever I can to get it.
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Unread 01-04-2009, 05:44 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply... When you write you move your "light 2 wires".. what are you referring to?
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Unread 01-04-2009, 10:38 PM   #7
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Instead of having my lights wired to a voltage reducer or a extra 12v battery I have them wired to 2 of the batteries in the pack, I just move these wires to 2 more batteries in the pack every other month to keep them from putting a additional drain on the same 2 batteries all the time.
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