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Unread 04-17-2013, 12:24 PM   #11
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Unread 04-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #12
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It worked for me on the 15th... Guess that doesn't help you. good news my new SOC meter, and switch plate will be here soon....
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Sounds like you got the instructions for installing it in a Series cart rather than a PDS.
What is the EZGO part number of the meter you have?

Pins 1(+) & 2(-) connect to the battery.
To get meter to light up, you have to connect Pin 4 to B+. It can be switched B+ from the keyswitch or tied to Pin-1 so it is on all the time.

Be sure your batteries are fully charged before connecting meter, otherwise it might not read right. (Some of them assume 100% SoC is whatever the voltage is when they are connected)
I am putting ScottyBs battery meter in to replace the stock one. Do I splice the existing wires that were on Pins 1 & 4 (both red) to the red on the new meter? Then connect the wire from Pin 2 (black) to the black wire on the new meter?
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You can use either red wire but not both. One red wire has constant power and the other is controller by the key switch.
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You can use either red wire but not both. One red wire has constant power and the other is controller by the key switch.
Admittedly, I don't know squat, but if I use the red to the key switch - it will still read an accurate charge on the batteries? The LED I am sure has little effect on the batteries, maybe I should use the constant. Which one would you use?
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The direct line to the batteries is more accurate. The key-switch offers some resistance which results in a lower reading but, the resistance is constant so if you have a handheld meter you can determine what the difference is and compensate. My test meter has been on for many years without a problem.
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Admittedly, I don't know squat, but if I use the red to the key switch - it will still read an accurate charge on the batteries? The LED I am sure has little effect on the batteries, maybe I should use the constant. Which one would you use?
I say the constant. I wired mine that way and whenever I walk by the cart I can see at a glance what the pack is reading.
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I say the constant. I wired mine that way and whenever I walk by the cart I can see at a glance what the pack is reading.
Constantly on is excellent for checking charge at a glance - especially convenient on seldom used carts that discharge while idle. Or carts family uses that occasionally gets put away with being plugged in
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My dash mounted DVM is connected directly to the main battery pack terminals and it has been running 24/7/365 for the past six years and is just as bright now as it was when installed.
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