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Old 09-18-2021, 04:38 PM   #1
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I upgraded my battery cables on my 2017 club car precedent 48 volt cart. I started at the negative and went the whole way around taking each cable off one at a time and replacing it with the new one. I get to the putting the positive cable on last and I get a nice arc. Kinda freaks me out. Iíve replaced batteries in electric manlifts and never had that before. Any clues? Thanks
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:57 PM   #2
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If there's a Voltage Reducer, they arc when you connect them.

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Old 09-18-2021, 04:59 PM   #3
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Gotcha yeah I donít really known of it does or not. I literally just bought the cart 4 days ago. Kinda new to the electric golfcart
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Old 09-18-2021, 05:54 PM   #4
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Scared the crap out of me the first time it happened with my Yamaha. There is a big capacitor in the voltage reducer that causes a big spark when you connect it to power after it's been disconnected for any amount of time.
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:23 PM   #5
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Thanks all who commented. Iím gonna go out and hook it up tomorrow.
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Old 09-19-2021, 12:33 PM   #6
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Yup a little racin but sheís alive again.✊✊
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Old 09-20-2021, 12:08 AM   #7
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When swapping batteries in a 17 Precedent the Run / Tow switch has to be in Tow or you will get a strong arc.
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Old 09-20-2021, 08:39 AM   #8
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You should ALWAYS have the run/tow switch in TOW before working on your cart PERIOD!
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Old 09-20-2021, 01:42 PM   #9
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You can do this posted by Sergio a while back...It works...

You can use a 40w or 60w incandescent light bulb (old school inefficient ones), just touch the base of the bulb on the battery post and the wire on the light bulb threads.

After about 5-10 seconds the converter capacitors should be charged so you can move the wire to the battery post without a spark.

The bulb acts like a resistor...
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Old 09-20-2021, 02:14 PM   #10
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Or just expect and put up with the spark.
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