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Old 05-23-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Default Testing Batteries on a 36v

First let me apologize if this information existed. I searched and searched and my lack of computer skills may have caused me to miss these intructions. How do I test my batteries to see if they are all good? I have a 2008 EZ GO with the forward and reverse on the dash. I think it is a PDS? Anyway I want to know how to test the batteries please.
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Testing Batteries on a 36v

Your cart is 2 yrs old. Do you have reason to believe your batteries are not good? A voltmeter and hydrometer will give a good idea of the general health of the batteries .... beyond that is a load test .
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Here is why I say I am concerned When I left to go out for a spin in the neighborhood the bettery meter on the dash read full. I went about two miles and teh weight in the cart was about 380 lbs of passengers me and one other. We were crawling up hill. I get back and the bettery meter reads a line above half. BUT! When it gets to a flat surface it has pull. Just really never knew if batteries were ok. Last time me, my wife and toddlers were out no problem at all. Thoughts?
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:46 PM   #4
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You may have a weak or bad battery?
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Thats what I am thinking Scotty but how do I test it? I am a novice at all this. I just got the cart 2 months ago. Could you please instruct if you wouldn't mind. Do I need to purchase something?
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:09 AM   #6
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Ok I figured out how to test batteries one is reading at 5.9v the 5 other are either 6.1 and 6.2. Should I replace the 5.9?
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Default Re: Testing Batteries on a 36v

If you are sure you have 2 year old batterys that are going bad you dont want to replace only the bad ones as that will cause damage to the new ones by over charging them. I know its alot of expense but when changing batterys replace ( ALL ) with new ones with same date code and be sure of not having some with older shelf life .
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Yep replaced them all. Now getting 6.2 on all batteries..
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:56 AM   #9
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Be sure to break the new batterys in correctly. Look at stickies above for info.
DO NOT RUN CART UNTIL AFTER CHARGING BATTERYS FIRST.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:53 AM   #10
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crap took it for a ten minute spin before I put it away will that be a problem?
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