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Unread 06-15-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
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I bought six 6 volt used trojans from a wherehouse. I hooked them up and within 20 minutes the connections on the battery had melted and two of the battery cables came off. I smelled alot of sulfur and the batteries were leaking water from the top. please tell me what i did wrong. i wired it correctly and everything.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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Buying used batteries may be the problem if all wiring is correct.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 02:16 AM   #3
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But sounds like you did NOT rewire correctly. Batteries have alot of amps going through them. Recheck your wiring and make sure all connections tight.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 02:19 AM   #4
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Sorry for this. WHERE IS THAT WHERE HOUSE. WHERE WE WERE?
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Unread 06-15-2008, 03:02 AM   #5
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If you wired them right the cables got loose. (yes ,it happens) I do it all the time. You "can" drill and tap...and use a stud to repair the connection. The ones leaking, there is no repair.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 03:02 AM   #6
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I checked the diagram and i had all the wires in the right spot and tight. they were 05 trojan t105. I think i was using brand new 6 gadge. about two weeks ago i hooked up 3 car batteries to it and it worked fine. and i used my buddies us interstate golf cart batteries and it ran fine. but once i put these ones in one almost exploded it started to bulge out. I just bought a new 2 terminal key switch and a new selinod.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 03:06 AM   #7
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I got the golf cart for free its a 1985 EZGO textron i think. thats what it says on the inside passenger panel.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 03:09 AM   #8
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If the batteries started buldging when you put them in you either have the cart mis-wired or a seriously screwed up set of batteries.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 03:13 AM   #9
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would it matter what the size of the wire was??
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Unread 06-15-2008, 03:15 AM   #10
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6 gauge, 4 gauge...heck even 8 gauge would "work" as long as you have it wired correctly. Anything smaller will burn up...but if it's wired right it will work for a few seconds. I have used 14 in a pinch to get me home.(several wraps)
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