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Old 08-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Charging 12v batteries individually.

Hello All;

I'm going to prove what a rookie I am here, but I have a question....

I just bought a cart and it came with a dead charger. (powerwise QE).

I'd like to charge the batteries individually since I don't know what their state of charge is currently.....

I'm assuming, but just checking....

Should I disconnect all the batteries from each other before charging them?

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Old 08-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

It isn't necessary. Just charge two series 6v at a time with a 12v charger or individually with a 6v charger.

That said, replace the charger as soon as possible. Individal charging will not keep the pack equalized.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

Sorry I wasn't clear..... I have 4 12v batteries.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

but I guess the not necessary part still applies, only I just hook 1 battery at a time...
Thanks for your help.
1st battery is underway.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

Welcome to BGW

you do not have to unhook anything, just check the water levels, and make sure the water is a 1/4" above the plates, and charge them, use distilled water only
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

Thanks Rib.. Water is all good. It actually came with some fancy watering system (minus the gun) that has a window on top of each cell with an indicator. Show's all full.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

You will need a golf cart battery charger soon. The 12v charger will not have the correct algorithm and pretty soon the batteries will suffer from improper charging.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:19 AM   #8
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

I'm on it. Either the seller will furnish one, or I'll buy one if he screws me... I'm only charging them to get them full as I don't know how drained they are, or how long they've been sitting..

Thanks all for your input.

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Old 08-11-2012, 12:29 AM   #9
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

Charging them individually is way smarter than letting them sit waiting for the correct charger especially if state of charge is unknown. Good choice HJ
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Default Re: Charging 12v batteries individually.

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Charging them individually is way smarter than letting them sit waiting for the correct charger especially if state of charge is unknown. Good choice HJ
Agreed to a point..... you don't want the batteries to sit in a state of discharge. but if you don't have so much as a voltage reading on them the how will you know what you are doing to them with the 12v charger
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