lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO
Electric EZGO Electric EZ GO Marathon, Medalist, TXT and RXV.



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-11-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 20
Default Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

I have a 95 TXT it has a lift with 23 inch tires. I rebuilt this cart two years ago from the ground up. I just put the lift on before the holidays took it out and drove it around the neighborhood. The cart really struggles getting back up my drive way it is a little steep. I am also losing my charge a lot quicker than before. I have tested all my batteries all of them are reading 6.2 and the pack all together is reading 37. The batteries are 2years old. Is this just normal with installing a lift?
Drock1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 01-11-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
Gone Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 299
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Batteries aren't fully charged, or are getting weak, or both. Individual voltage should be 6.37 & pack voltage should be 38.2. Also in colder weather, your batteries won't hold the amp/hours that they will in warmer weather. Sounds like you have a combination of weak (or undercharged) batteries & cold temps.......

Also, you lost a good deal of torque when you added the 23" tires. If you're running a Sepex motor & a stock controller, your controller isn't going to live long (been there, done, that....).
Knothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
Not Yet Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 20
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Knothead about how long did your controller last? It has been really cold this year maybe when it warms up it will get a little more charge. If not I will start replacing batteries.
Drock1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
Gone Wild
Yamaha
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rio Verde, Az
Posts: 2,900
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Larger tires will greatly reduce your torque and hill climbing will suffer. Solution is more amps. (upgrade time! )
Volt_Ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2014, 04:58 PM   #5
So wild it hurts!
 
kellybell's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,412
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Or, you could move to Atlanta! Winters are about 2 1/2 months long!
kellybell is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #6
Gone Wild
Yamaha
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rio Verde, Az
Posts: 2,900
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Or Scottsdale. We don't have winter. (But the summers are a bitch)
Volt_Ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2014, 05:31 PM   #7
Gone Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 299
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drock1 View Post
Knothead about how long did your controller last? It has been really cold this year maybe when it warms up it will get a little more charge. If not I will start replacing batteries.
My controller didn't live very long after I put the bigger tires on, but I honestly feel like the previous owner had already hurt it. His kids rode the cart a lot, & I'm pretty sure it was probably ridden at too low of a charge many times. The stock DCS controller doesn't have a low voltage safety feature.

The low temps won't actually cause your batteries to not take a full charge, but will make them run down quicker, & won't have as much "oomph". If yours are only showing 6.2 each after a full charge, either they are weak, or your charger isn't putting enough in them.

I can highly recommend the controller/solenoid package from ScottyB! And if you're going to buy new batteries, I also recommend going to 48 volts. My combination of 500 Amp DCX controller (which I'm sure is slightly "de-tuned" by Scotty to protect my stock motor) & 48 volts nets me 24 mph on level ground & enough torque to snap your head back & climb anything I've tackled. Next on my upgrade list is a D&D motor for even more power!
Knothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2014, 05:53 PM   #8
So wild it hurts!
 
kellybell's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,412
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Moving to Atlanta would be better!
kellybell is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2014, 06:18 PM   #9
Not Yet Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 20
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

I want to do a 48 conversion but I have a 12 volt battery running my amp and led lights. Also my sub is mounted in the bag well. If I could find another spot for the battery I would. I took around the block and I can smell my controller. I guess scootb will be getting a call shortly.
Drock1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2014, 11:41 AM   #10
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: West Columbia, Texas
Posts: 11,145
Default Re: Loss of Power and Batteries Loss Charge Faster

Drock1......you can easily do the 48v conversion and not use any more room.....just use 6 - 8v batteries like some people do. they will fit in the stock battery tray.
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
2002 DS New Batteries, Loss of Power Electric Club Car
What else besides batteries would cause loss of power? Electric Club Car
Power loss with full charge Extreme DC!
G2 loss of power Gas Yamaha
Loss of power Gas EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.