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Unread 10-21-2008, 11:04 PM   #11
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9 or 12 is fine. The second one.....6.70 is probly the culprit. The rest look ok. Take a reading about an hour AFTER it gets finished charging. Those numbers will tell a better story.
So I could possibly buy one battery ? Please remember I paid $3200 for the car yesterday !!!!


It is 11:00 at night here, I'll check them again first thing in the morning.
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Unread 10-21-2008, 11:05 PM   #12
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Default Re: Loaded question on battery life ?

Put 'em under a load. Pull up to a wall, remove the seat and have someone test the batteries while you SLIGHTLY press the accel pedal. No - I didn't say do a burn out and or smoke the tires, but put the batteries under a slight load...

I already stated in another thread - what about a warranty from the seller?
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Unread 10-21-2008, 11:12 PM   #13
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Put 'em under a load. Pull up to a wall, remove the seat and have someone test the batteries while you SLIGHTLY press the accel pedal. No - I didn't say do a burn out and or smoke the tires, but put the batteries under a slight load...

I already stated in another thread - what about a warranty from the seller?
They offered to sell me new ones when I got the cart but I chose to try my luck with the old ones thinking I could get a year or 2 out of them. The cart has a 90 day warranty, but the batteries might be as is.
The place I bought it is called BatterySource ! It has Trojan 105's in it, I'm not sure what the new ones would have been because I didn't ask !
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Unread 10-21-2008, 11:20 PM   #14
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It is not reccomended practice to buy only one new battery but that does not mean you can't do it. If you happen to find a bad battery and replace it with a good one, it doesn't have to be new, your run time should go back to normal.

If the batts were a few months old its ok to buy one new one....but its not reccomended to buy 1 new batt for an old set.....again, doesn't mean it won't work it means the battery pack isn't balanced very well.

Also, when you place the cart under load against a wall it's hard on the brushe's. Things start to heat up. It's not really any worse than going up a hill just don't floor it against a wall.
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Unread 10-21-2008, 11:29 PM   #15
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Default Re: Loaded question on battery life ?

The key to the story here is research, then purchase. Seems we purchased, now we have to research. Talk to your seller, if they are a 'battery' center, they should be able to find you a good used battery for replacement. I can't believe they sell used carts without putting the batteries on a discharge machine to test them. $3,200.00 isn't chump change - ask them to make the cart right.
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It is not reccomended practice to buy only one new battery but that does not mean you can't do it. If you happen to find a bad battery and replace it with a good one, it doesn't have to be new, your run time should go back to normal.

If the batts were a few months old its ok to buy one new one....but its not reccomended to buy 1 new batt for an old set.....again, doesn't mean it won't work it means the battery pack isn't balanced very well.

I might be able to talk the store out of a used one to match my set.
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Unread 10-21-2008, 11:37 PM   #17
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Well....make sure you have all your ducks in a row before confronting them. MAKE **** sure you have found a bad battery. If you find a suspect battery with the volt meter take the battery to some place like autozone or somewhere that has a battery load tester and have them load test the battery. It's not perfect but it will work well enough to find the bad one.
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Unread 10-22-2008, 08:05 AM   #18
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Default Re: Loaded question on battery life ?

I check the Batteries this morning here's the readings I got.

#1 6.32
#2 6.28
#3 6.31
#4 6.37
#5 6.33
#6 6.33

I then put them under a load, front wheels against a wall and light pressure on the gas peddle. Here's those readings.

#1 5.93
#2 5.67
#3 5.93
#4 5.95
#5 5.89
#6 5.95

So what is the news (good or bad) ?
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Unread 10-22-2008, 09:39 AM   #19
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Default Re: Loaded question on battery life ?

I called the place I got the cart and told them what was going on and how I had checked the batteries, they told me to bring the bad battery up there and they would replace it with a good used one for free.

The place is Battery supplier in my area and has been for as long as I can remember. New pricing on their brand is $513 tax included, Trojan 105's are $20 more per battery.

Still gonna waiting on your advise based on the numbers above before doing anything.

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Unread 10-22-2008, 12:20 PM   #20
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I would try to replace the #2 battery in your readings. Then if that doesn't fix the problem, have the dealership take the cart and test for problems. Since it is a PDS cart, do you still have the reverse buzzer hooked up? If it is, then you should be hearing some 'beeps'. If and when you hear the series of beeps, you need to count them. There is a pause between beeps, so count that, too. You may hear 2 - 1 or 3 - 2...
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