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Unread 06-23-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default 1990 Ezgo Issue

I have a 90 Ezgo 36 volt cart which seems to be running out of power in the 2-3 mile range following a full charge. It has all 6 volt batteries.

1) I tested batteries with a full charge and all batteries were showing 6+ volts. Test was done under load with it jacked up.

2) I ran the batteries down ( it went 3 miles this time), then jacked it up and retested batteries under load. Here's what I measured below on each battery:

3.5 3.8 3.5 1.5
6.0 1.3

Could it really be that 5 of 6 batteries are bad??? Or could ould there potentially be some other issue?

All connections have been checked and water is properly filled in each battery.

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Unread 06-23-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1990 Ezgo Issue

Welcome to BGW!

Yes, unfortuntely it looks as if you have some bad apples in the bunch. 1 battery could be causing the others damage too but with those numbers it's unlikely. 5 years is about all I can get out of a set and thats if I take really good care of them. How old are the batteries?
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Unread 06-23-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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i second roady's opinion
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Unread 06-23-2008, 09:34 PM   #4
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These batteries are not the best in the world and they are only 6 months old. I inherited them when I bought the cart, but I got the receipt. They have a 1 year warranty on them, so I can go get new ones. I might need to just go ahead and buy some decent ones though!

I was just concerned that something else might be damaging to the batteries in the system. I'm new to this, didn't know for sure.

Can you tell me a brand name or two for good batteries?
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Unread 06-23-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum formula1................

Trojans are the best......................
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Unread 06-23-2008, 10:05 PM   #6
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Yep, Trojans are the best. If you got those batteries from walmart it would explain it.
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Unread 06-23-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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The guy that had it before me bought the batteries...from Advance Auto. Same thing as Walmart I think!

What would be the best Trojan battery for my cart?
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