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Unread 02-17-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I just bought a Protech 48V onboard charger for my ezgo. A friend recommended it to me but is now out of town and I need some help. Iím not sure if anyone has one of these chargers but it is made by On Board Solutions and looks fairly easy to operate. I understand how to hook it up to my system with the DC outputs, Iím just not sure about the ďinterlock/inhibit quick disconnect connectorĒ. From the instructions it looks like this may connect to the controller to prevent operation if charging? Iím not sure if I even need this outlet but I just want to make sure before I install it. Thanks
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Unread 02-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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You don't need it.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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great, thanks
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Great chargers, be careful where you mount it, they are not waterproof and need to stay dry.
I agree with ScottyB you don't need the interlock function.
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Thanks for the info. The thought of putting it in one of those storage trays that go underneath the seat. I wasnít sure how deep they are though. I was going to see if I could find some measurements out there and see if the charger will fit. If so, that would be great and keep it pretty dry. I would probably have to raise that seat when I charged it so it wouldnít over heat. I will try to attach a picture of what Iím talking about.
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If it will fit in the tray that would work well.
I have a non waterproof onboard charger that I screwed to the wall in my garage and put my regular charger cable on it and plugged into the existing receptacle on the cart. I only recharge at home so I didn't need the mobility of the onboard setup.
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Carefully read the manual that came with your charger. Do not put it in the storage tray. The charger has fans and needs 4-6 inches of free air space on all sides of it to properly cool itself. Also it is a water resistant unit. Contact me if I can help. I am a Protech dealer.
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Carefully read the manual that came with your charger. Do not put it in the storage tray. The charger has fans and needs 4-6 inches of free air space on all sides of it to properly cool itself. Also it is a water resistant unit. Contact me if I can help. I am a Protech dealer.
I agree that it needs air circulation space but the OP said he was going to charge with the seat up.

I didn't know the golf cart ProTech's were water resistant, I guess I'm still learning. The only Protech Charger I have been involved with is the ProTech C4815, which is not water resistant. They are used in 48v yacht battery banks and have a fan and air circulation vents. The main power connection done with an IEC voltage input connection just like a computer power cord.

I'd be interested in these for marine applications as we get water and hose down situations that are not good for the chargers.
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I was definitely going to charge with the seat up. I’m not sure which charger model I have but the instructions said that it is not water proof and water will void the warranty. It is the 48V golf cart charger. I was thinking about building two legs with a hinge to put under the seat. That way when I raise the seat I can put them out to hold the seat up and allow circulation for charging. Just tossing up ideas, I’ll probably play with it a little more.
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Does anyone have pictures or other ideas with pictures on how to mount these so they stay dry? I just purchased one and need to mount.
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