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Unread 04-07-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Due to some health issues I have not usedmy EZ GO cart in approximately 20 months. Subsequently my charger will not activate on my EZ Go Electric. Based on advice from some kinds folks I have individually charged each of the batteries and they are holding a charge. The charger still will not activate. In addition the cart will not move either in forward or reverse when I engage the drive lever. It will roll when pushed but not on its electric motor. It does reflect a full charge when I engage the drive lever. Hopefully someone can assist...
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Unread 04-07-2008, 10:23 PM   #2
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Glad you're health has improved. We need some info on your cart. Year, type of system, age of batteries, voltage readings of each battery, voltage reading at cart charge receptacle. Also, when you try and run the cart can you hear the solenoid click? Does the reverse alarm sound?
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Unread 04-08-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply... cart is '94 w six - 6 volt batteries that are 4 1/2 years old but have not been used much at all... I do not hear the solenoid click but the reverse alarm does sound...not sure of voltage readings but will attempt to get.. other note.. the lights do not come on nor does the horn sound even though the charge guage reflects full charge Thanks again
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Just checked the batteries and just since Sunday they have gone down to a weak reading on the charger.... in other words they do not appear to be holding the charge... is it safe to assume batteries are gone
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Yeah, there is no doubt that they are dead, letting batteries sit for that long ruins them, if they are not maintained all the time they will die, golf carts are used every day on golf cart courses and thats what the batteries are designed for... Its too bad man, those batteries are expensive, good luck finding new ones!!!
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I picked up a 36v 95 ezgo metalist, and the thing wouldnt move either. That was back in Dec of 07'. The charger wouldnt kick on either. I toped off the batteries with tap water. Bypassed the activation relay for the charger to kick on when pluged into the wall. Let it charge the batteries for about 6hours with close eye on them. To watch for swelling. It would stink but it went away. After the 6 hours i took the bypass out of the charger and plug it in. The charger kicked on and then i let it charge until it kicked off. Then topped the batteries off the next day.

Everything has been good so far!
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Unread 04-08-2008, 05:38 PM   #7
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Given that I am not a battery expert... I have a question.... there seems to be some swelling on the batteries... especially around the positive post... Is this another symptom of batteries gone bad?
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Swelling is a bad thing.. Definately suggest to get new batteries.
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Ebay is a good place in finding cheep batteries. Or going to your local golf cart shop and get some there. Thats where it can get reall expensive.
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Heavily sulfated batteries can explode during charging OR discharging. If the batts are suspect, they are dangerous.
Golf cart batteries can be purchased through Sam's Club, NAPA, local retailers, etc. Do not expect anyone to ship wet batteries. It just isn't done anymore. I'm sure someone will report that they got them shipped, but that would be rare, as well as expensive.
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