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Old 09-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question Charging for the first time.

I am so new to this.

I plugged the charger into the cart and plugged it in.

Do I have to put the two/run switch in the tow position to charge
the batteries?
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charging for the first time.

No. You do have to put the run/tow switch in tow before you disconnect power or do any electrical work on the cart or before you tow
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Default Re: Charging for the first time.

Thanks Scotty, I have it in tow now and it is charging.

It has been charging for 3 hours and has dropped 5 amps
on the charger.

I guess the charger is working if it will do that. I'll know more in
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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That sounds right! Let it finish and an hour or more after the charger shuts off get a battery pack reading and all individual battery readings with your DVM.... Post the results here and we can see what kind of shape the pack is in? Good luck
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Default Re: Charging for the first time.

I plan on doing that, but all my digital VOM are at home. I am at my son's house and
I do not think he has a meter.

Thanks again Scotty
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Default Re: Charging for the first time.

UPDATE!!!!

After 6 hours the amp meter now reads 13 amps. The batteries are bubbling and slight heat is coming off them.

Since the previous owner said he had not charged them in 5 weeks and there were several corroded terminals, will it take longer to charge?

In the morning I will check them with an analog meter and maybe get and idea as to their condition.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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Default Re: Charging for the first time.

The batteries charged through the night. When got up this morning
the charger had shut off.

I assume they are fully charged.

Do not have a VOM to check voltages.
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