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Unread 07-04-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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A contact on my Forward/Reverse Direction Selector was very badly pitted due to a bad cable connection. I had taken apart the cam assembly and replaced the contacts that were bad. After re-assembling the selector, and it took me a while, the cart worked fine. Now I notice the charger, which charged the system (I think) shows no current flow, but continues to run. The indicator showing the charge level continues to show only half charged. My 2 questions are; 1. how do I tell if the batteries are fully charged, and 2. what did I do wrong to cause the problem. The assembly has two stops on it while the cam has a bar which will not permit it to go past the stops. That I believe is assembled correctly -- so What Now?
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Unread 07-04-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Now what ???

It may be an unrelated problem. Use a simple voltmeter at the charger recepticle to read the voltage of the pack. Full charge varies depending on the health of your batteries, etc. You should see a reading close to 38 volts plus or minus ( your mileage may vary)
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Unread 07-05-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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Looking at a parts view and playing a bit more with the cam and handle of my electric EZ GO, there are a few ways to re-assemble the contact assembly. Is there any information available that shows the correct way the handle and cam should be oriented?

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Unread 07-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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Desertal...check out this post. Theres a pic of an F/R switch.

1992 EZ go stubborn in forward
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Unread 07-05-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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My EZ GO is 42 volt, 2004 model. The no charging is the main issue. I tried to rotate the contact plate, but with the stops there is only one way the cam can go in. The cart runs fine, but can not get the charger to charge. In my first note, I did forget to mention that I only changed two of the opposing contacts. The other 3 sets looked fine and did not get changed. Any additional thoughts?

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Unread 07-05-2008, 06:26 PM   #6
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Sorry man, no such thing as a 42 volt model. Thats probly why it won't charge. Your using a 36 volt charger to charge 42 volts. ( I know exactly whats going on because I have done it and it doesn't work)


P.S. The F/R contacts have nothing to do with charging.(It shouldn't, If you do, there is something seriously wrong)
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Unread 07-05-2008, 06:32 PM   #7
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I do have 7 6 volt batteries which make it 42 volts, and the charging worked before my last repair. I believe the charger is also set for 42 volts.

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Unread 07-05-2008, 06:34 PM   #8
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Well you may have 7 batteries but that doesn't mean its right. What does your charger say and what model/maker? A 36 volt charger will put out about 42 volts but wont charge a 42 volt pack worth a flip.
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Unread 07-05-2008, 08:08 PM   #9
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This cart could be an ezgo Western they made 42 volt carts and chargers on out of ezgo carts! I'm thinking about another reed switch here?
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Unread 07-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #10
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The reed switch has nothing to do with charging. Its a safety interlock. When your charge plug is inserted it disables the controller. As soon as you take it out the controller is re-enabled. If the reed switch is blown the controller will not enable. You can rip the reed switch out and throw it away and the charger will still charge the batteries....it won't run afterwards but it will charge.
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