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Old 07-08-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default Charger will not engage when plugged into cart

Hello all!!! New to the forum and this is my first post so I will try to be thorough and not to long winded.

My fiance and I received a 2000(we think) txt from her father. He said it was in great shape...... 6 new batteries and some other fixes later, it seems to be getting better, which leads to my question.

Took the cart out last night for a few holes of golf and when I put it away and plugged the charger in the charger did not kick on. We have had a few summer storms blow through in the last couple of days. My irrigation system is plugged into the same outlet and is functioning fine.

It is a Power Wise charger. Could the storm have killed my charger? Or is there an inexpensive fix, or just a blown fuse that could need replaced? Or could it be something big, like the charger is kaput, the DC recepticle is shot, or something else that I may be missing.

So much for being thorough and not long winded.

Any help or advice you guys can give, I would appreciate. We did not anticipate receiving a gift that we would have to put so much money into within the first two weeks.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Charger will not engage when plugged into cart

Welcome to the forum Tbone76.........................

For starters, since the outlet is good, wiggle the plug and see if the charger needle moves.

Also, When you plug the charger into the cart, do you hear a relay click once after you plug it in.

Also, if you have replaced batteries or repaired any connections, make sure the wires from the back of the charger plug, under the seat, are still connected to the batteries.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:00 PM   #3
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When I plug the charger into the cart, I do not hear a click of any sort coming from the charger. Usually I do. I hear that click and then the needle moves and the "hum" of the charge taking place.

All connections seem to be in tact and corrosion free (new battery cables). If it helps, it would charge without issue prior to the weekend
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Charger will not engage when plugged into cart

The problem will be in the charger. Even with the charger unplugged from the wall outlet, the charger relay should click when plugging it into the cart.

All chargers are repairable. It's probably either the relay or the circuit board.

There is a way to jumper the relay to force it to charge but this is only an emergency and temporary fix because the charger is automatic and it will no longer be automatic if the relay is jumped. Yes, it will ruin your batteries if left on to charge this way.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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Are these repairs easy for the "common" layman, or is it better left to the pros?
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:20 PM   #6
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It's kinda like working on a television set.
Anybody can repair them................ It just takes sombody that knows what they are doing to troubleshoot them down to the bad component.
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