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Calvin_Moser31 04-17-2011 12:52 PM

81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
Hi all!

I am a newbie to all of this. In the last couple of weeks I have been restoring a cart for fun. I noticed last night that when I connect the charger and turn it on it will turn on but it just hums and the amp meter reads 0 on the charger. If I turn it on and off a couple times real fast the need jumps back and forth. The guage goes up to 30.

Can anyone tell me what the problem may be. I hopen I don't have a bad charger. I put the key in last night and turned it on and it appears to still have enough charge to backup and go forward.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Calvin

72volt_ezgo 04-17-2011 01:23 PM

Re: 81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
I have seen the capacitor go bad in these chargers but in that case they don't charge just hum. (needle on zero as well).

There is also a fuse in there too you could check.

Find out if it charges or not. Hopefully others will help you.

Calvin_Moser31 04-17-2011 03:33 PM

Re: 81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
I think I figured out problem and had turn learn the hard way. I was messing witht he charger and got it to charge for like 10 seconds. It then went back to 0. I then turned off and back on and noticed there was a spark on the battery where the charges port hooks to. I noticed the wires were lose, so me being a dummy tried to take the nut of the top and broke off the post! I guess I will get a new battery and replace it, and clean the cables, hopefully that will also make the charger work.

Any suggestions on replacements? I know I have read that adding a new battery to the mix is not a good idea but I don't have the money to buy all 6 new.

Can the Trojan T105 be replaced with a replacement of another cheaper brand?

Thanks all.

scottyb 04-17-2011 04:35 PM

Re: 81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
Roady's battery terminal Repair:
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/batte...nal-repair.php

HGC2010 04-17-2011 09:51 PM

Re: 81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
Good information.

Thank you for posting

Calvin_Moser31 04-17-2011 09:52 PM

Re: 81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
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Thanks for the input. Here is a pic, do you think this can be saved by doing the repair? This thing completely broke off.

turblown 09-18-2011 05:04 AM

Re: 81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
Any updates on the status of the charger?

Calvin_Moser31 09-18-2011 04:45 PM

Re: 81 EZ Go Charger - Turns on but reads 0 amps
 
After I replaced the battery I broke and cleaned the connections the charger then worked. I used the cart for half the summer and then sold it.


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