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Unread 09-17-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Unread 09-17-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Reed Switch Ezgo 206

http://www.shopezgo.com/products/Ree...psulated).html

Here is a link to the picture of a reed switch. Are you sure your cart has one of them? Or was there a 60 amp fuse on your main positive terminal of battery #1? If your cart has the fuse, it won't have the reed switch. I just can't remember what year EZGO made the switch?

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Unread 09-17-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Reed Switch Ezgo 206

Just for a tidbit of information to the ignorant, what is a reed switch and what does it do? One might go bad on mine one day.
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Unread 09-17-2009, 01:21 PM   #4
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It is a "fuse" link in the charger harness. The main reason it that when connected to the charger, the cart will not "drive". It's a saftey feature. When they go bad, it breaks the circut and the cart wont complete the electrical circut / operate. Not a common issue, unless you have alot of electrical outages, lightening storms, bad charger / DC connections, etc.

A simple way to check for a bad reed switch is to run a jumper wire from the main microswitch on the F/R to the main positive. This is ONLY A GOOD TEST. If your cart shows to have a bad reed switch, then replace it. I have seen many used carts where the reed switch was bypassed and more electrical problems resulted from this fuse being gone...

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Unread 09-17-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: Reed Switch Ezgo 206

A Reed Switch is a sealed switch that's controlled via a magnetic field. How that's used in a golf cart is beyond me.
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It is a "fuse" link in the charger harness. The main reason it that when connected to the charger, the cart will not "drive". It's a saftey feature. When they go bad, it breaks the circut and the cart wont complete the electrical circut / operate. Not a common issue, unless you have alot of electrical outages, lightening storms, bad charger / DC connections, etc.

A simple way to check for a bad reed switch is to run a jumper wire from the main microswitch on the F/R to the main positive. This is ONLY A GOOD TEST. If your cart shows to have a bad reed switch, then replace it. I have seen many used carts where the reed switch was bypassed and more electrical problems resulted from this fuse being gone...
So, it's just a fusible link?
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Unread 09-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #7
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So, it's just a fusible link?
Yes - basically a "fuse". A 60 amp fuse has replaced them at the DC harness positive wire going to the main postive battery terminal. Where the Reed switch used to be is simply a wire loop - IF you are running the newer fuse assembly...

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Yes - basically a "fuse". A 60 amp fuse has replaced them at the DC harness positive wire going to the main postive battery terminal. Where the Reed switch used to be is simply a wire loop - IF you are running the nwere fuse assembly...
Are you insinuating that someone might bypass a fuse?! No! Never seen that before.
Must admit, I'm wondering why they call it a "Reed switch" when it's obviously not? These buggies get stranger by the day.
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Default Re: Reed Switch Ezgo 206

It is a magneticly activated switch, not a fuse. A magnet in the charger handle causes the contacts in the Reed switch to draw together and complete a simple circuit in the cart.
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It is a magneticly activated switch, not a fuse. A magnet in the charger handle causes the contacts in the Reed switch to draw together and complete a simple circuit in the cart.
I knew someone would come along soon with the correct description I've always 'described' it as a fuse-ish type of part...

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