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Unread 01-02-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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Powerwise G01 charger

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http://www.powerstridebattery.com/go...battery-ub-gc2

do I need a different charger?
suggestions?
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Unread 01-02-2017, 03:08 PM   #2
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According to the attached spec sheet, the initial discharge current is only 60A, so your cart might have some performance issues.

The charger might be okay since it automatically cuts off at about 45V, which is 2.5V per cell and that is at the top of the allowable charge voltage, per the spec sheet.
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Unread 01-02-2017, 03:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: AGM Battery Conversion

According to the attached spec sheet, the initial discharge current is only 60A, your cart might have some performance issues.

The charger might be okay since it automatically cuts off at about 45V, which is 2.5V per cell and that is at the top of the allowable charge voltage, per the spec sheet.

You can find more suitable batteries for less money.
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Unread 01-02-2017, 05:02 PM   #4
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I would highly recommend an AGM charger...I tried to use the charger I used for my wet cell batteries and ended up replacing the batteries a year later...not fun at the price of AGM batteries...
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I would highly recommend an AGM charger...I tried to use the charger I used for my wet cell batteries and ended up replacing the batteries a year later...not fun at the price of AGM batteries...
I agree, the agm wants a little lower voltage. Only agm I have used with success (good performance & long life) are Fullriver. I'm not saying no others can be used, but I am saying the Fullriver are good batteries.
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Unread 01-03-2017, 07:39 PM   #6
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Default Re: AGM Battery Conversion

A quick search found this info: http://support.rollsbattery.com/supp...5-agm-charging

Looks like voltage control with temperature compensation is recommended.
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Unread 01-09-2017, 11:00 AM   #7
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AGM's will "dry out" with std charger.

Higher charge voltage causes gassing .... no way to replace water
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Unread 01-12-2017, 11:24 PM   #8
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According to the attached spec sheet, the initial discharge current is only 60A, your cart might have some performance issues.

The charger might be okay since it automatically cuts off at about 45V, which is 2.5V per cell and that is at the top of the allowable charge voltage, per the spec sheet.

You can find more suitable batteries for less money.
Thanks Johnnie
less performance would not be good, I need all the hill climbing ability possible :D

Replacement battery suggestions?
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Unread 01-13-2017, 09:52 AM   #9
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Thanks Johnnie
less performance would not be good, I need all the hill climbing ability possible :D

Replacement battery suggestions?
I believe I read the spec sheet wrong.

The initial current of 60A appears to be associated with charging rather than discharging.

In the Nominal Capacity section, the 1-hour spec is based on a 120A discharge rate.
On the chart labeled Discharge Characteristics, there are discharge curves for discharges up to 600A (3.0CA)

So the cart performance will probably be about the same as it would be with wet cell deep cycle batteries.
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Unread 01-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #10
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i agree with CGTECH, full river is to AGM what the Trojan is to Wet batteries. Just all around great. What charger do you have? DPI chargers have the dip switches that can switch it to AGM. and they are all around a better charger then most MFRS chargers
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