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Old 03-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Question Only 46 volts out of 48

I just got a 91 Hyundai golf cart it was almost completely dead when I got it I tried to charge it w a Lester 2 charger and it humms but meter won't move I had charger tested it's fine I tried to charge batteries w a 6 volt charger then realized they were 8 volt batteries the batteries were originally at 6 volts now at 8 volts 5 read at 8 volts and the last one reads 6 volts is this the problem w it not charging , the cart won't even move. Should I get a 8 volt charger? the water is all good in the bats ,no corrosion I'm running out of options I'm trying not to spend a lot of cash YET ....on a battery in volts how low is too low before you can not bring them back?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Only 46 volts out of 48

You have a dead cell in the last battery that will cause the cart to do nothing due to the draw you probably end up below the threshold of operation as far as amps are concerned , the volts have to be right but if the amperage is low it will not work
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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Well that's good news I guess do you think I should replace it or buy a 8 volt charger and give it a try, I'm not sure how low is too low before it wont come back to 8 volts
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:23 AM   #4
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An 8 volt battery at 8 volts is considered a dead battery. Has this thing ever ran?

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
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I got it from a neighbor for a gun lol couldn't resist, I drove it from his house to mine about 3 houses then I tried to charge it and that was it it's been dead for a week
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:12 AM   #6
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A dead cell will cause the symptoms you describe. Most likely the one at 6 volts is bad but.....I'd test them all first before spending any money.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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Thanks for tips everyone very helpful will try tonight
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Is this supposed to be a 48v cart???
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #9
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Yes 48 volt trying to get back to 48 volts
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Good. Just checking.

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Electric carts can be really weird at times. The biggest problems are always voltage related. It is virtually impossible to troubleshoot issues without what we call a "known good" battery pack. Mixed batteries, pack imbalance, dead cells, corrosion, sulfation, charger performance, water levels, specific gravity readings, all play a part in how well any pack can deliver the energy needed for proper operation.
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