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Unread 10-27-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs down ok guys, give me the bad news !!!

Went out a rode 2 - 2 1/2 miles today on a full charge and notice the battery meter had dropped a couple of lines. I came home and put the Voltmeter on each.

#1 6.21
#2 6.22
#3 6.24
#4 6.28
#5 6.23
#6 6.22

I then put them under a load (tires against a wall with slight pressure on the peddle) and all of the batteries read in the 5.55 to 5.60 range. As I was riding I also heard the "beeps" that someone asked me about, I couldn't tell if it was 2 and the 1 or if it was 3 and then 1 because I have them muffled and some dogs were barking at me plus the roar of the tires.


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Unread 10-27-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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yes if those are the readings your getting i would start saving for new ones.........good batteries on a full charge you should get between 20 and 22 miles between charges.......................................
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Unread 10-27-2008, 04:58 PM   #3
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yes if those are the readings your getting i would start saving for new ones.........good batteries on a full charge you should get between 20 and 22 miles between charges.......................................

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Unread 10-27-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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2-1 = low battery voltage. 3-1 = solenoid driver failure. You really need to know the beeps. My bet is on the batteries.

PS, you also need to begin saving for a new controller - Alltrax 400 amp. Your stock controller will soon fail, as well. This is why we do not lift PDS carts at our shop...
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Unread 10-27-2008, 08:21 PM   #5
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.................i hate when i lose friends its just not fun........but i could lie to you.........good luck with it and remember when you buy them make certain you break them in right and after that its all about maintence maintence maintence....................they,ll last longer you,ll get more runtime between charges and you,ll just be a happier camper................are we friends again?..........................lolol............. .............
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Unread 10-27-2008, 08:22 PM   #6
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The shop I got mine from said they had about a 10% failure rate on the controllers in the PDS's. Said they preferred not to lift them, but would at a customers request. I chose to do it because it was the best looking cart they had and I knew I'd be spending Battery and controller eventually, but it seems to be sooner than later !

Which one these do I need and whats this controller gonna cost me at your place ?
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Unread 10-27-2008, 08:55 PM   #7
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Sounds like you need the batteries first. Check with the site sponsors for controller pricing. 10% failure rate? I really question the ...... - I think I had better just stop here. You need batteries...
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Unread 10-27-2008, 09:06 PM   #8
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Sounds like you need the batteries first. Check with the site sponsors for controller pricing. 10% failure rate? I really question the ...... - I think I had better just stop here. You need batteries...

Which model do I need, seems to be a lot of 400 controllers out there !
I'm getting batteries tomorrow, might just go ahead and order the controller also.
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Unread 10-27-2008, 09:09 PM   #9
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I like the Alltrax 400 amp programable for a lifted PDS. Don't forget to upgrade to 4 ga cables. The cart should have been built with them, if it was done correctly. If not, you should add them ASAP.
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I like the Alltrax 400 amp programable for a lifted PDS. Don't forget to upgrade to 4 ga cables. The cart should have been built with them, if it was done correctly. If not, you should add them ASAP.
I do have 4 ga cables, but I have the means to make some 2 ga and I was thinking of over-hauling them.

Would you go ahead and swap out the controller or wait on the other one to fail ?
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