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Unread 03-12-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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My ezgo has developed a problem, at first I thought it was that the manual charger I had was bad. Then you guys came through for me and I was able to repair an automatic 36 volt charger that I had stored away. But then no matter which charger I use, it still does not accept the charge. I replaced 2 batteries, all the cables that were corroded with all new hardware. Now I know that all the connections are true. I even charged 2 batteries at a time with my 12 volt charger. Then as long as the charge lasts it runs fine, but as soon as I plug it in the needle on the manual charger keeps clicking back and forth and does not work and neither does the automatic charger at all. I have checked the othe 4 batteries with the acid meter and also with the battery tester So now I'm stuck. PLEASE HELP!
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Unread 03-14-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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My ezgo has developed a problem, at first I thought it was that the manual charger I had was bad. Then you guys came through for me and I was able to repair an automatic 36 volt charger that I had stored away. But then no matter which charger I use, it still does not accept the charge. I replaced 2 batteries, all the cables that were corroded with all new hardware. Now I know that all the connections are true. I even charged 2 batteries at a time with my 12 volt charger. Then as long as the charge lasts it runs fine, but as soon as I plug it in the needle on the manual charger keeps clicking back and forth and does not work and neither does the automatic charger at all. I have checked the othe 4 batteries with the acid meter and also with the battery tester So now I'm stuck. PLEASE HELP!
Why is this in the test section? Maybe you or a Mod can move this to the ezgo electric section... Anyway can't say for sure...how are the connections at the plug and from there to the batteries?
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Unread 03-21-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
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the connections are clean and true. everything that I found to be corroded was replaced. Thanks
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Unread 03-21-2008, 08:36 AM   #4
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but as soon as I plug it in the needle on the manual charger keeps clicking back and forth
Last time I saw a charger do that the cart was wired wrong. If it does it on all the chargers then you have something hooked up wrong. Double and tripple check all your connections.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 08:47 AM   #5
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Do you have a voltmeter? What is the readings on each battery and the pack as a whole? Test where the charger plugs in? Check the polarity of all the battery installations. More info !!!
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Unread 03-21-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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check the plug end on the cart i found that if the plug isnt making good connection then the needle will jump like that there might be dirt dobblers in the barrels
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Unread 03-29-2008, 03:08 PM   #7
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I have charged the batteries and checked them individually two of them were kind of low and I replaced them. I have checked the voltage at the plug and is better than 36 volts. I have checked the polarity on all the batteries and all the connections and still it will not charge with the regular 36 volt charger. I can charge them in groups of twos at 12 volts and then hook it all up and it works fine until it runs out of charge. I need the wiring diagrams for the 93 ezgo I think that is my last resort at this time.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 09:58 PM   #8
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I have checked the voltage at the plug and is better than 36 volts.
36 volts is dead. Needs to be around 42 vdc or better.


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I need the wiring diagrams for the 93 ezgo I think that is my last resort at this time.
Look at the stickys at the top of the forum.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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Unread 03-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #10
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Chargers need to see around 28 volts to kick on. They vary so they all are a little different.


Thats not the problem....well not his charger problem. Charging until it reaches 36 volts will have a very short run time and battery life. 36 volts is right at 80% of capacity of a "6 volt" battery. You never want to get below 80% of charge capacity or you will start doing damage to your batteries.

total...you need to get a diagram so you can check your charging circuit. I would bet money you don't have it wired correctly. Check your polarity on the charging wires leading to the batteries.
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