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Old 06-22-2020, 08:29 AM   #1
adamween
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Default New Battery install. Now what?

I have just replaced all 6 T105's in my TXT.
Bought it used and when the batteries crapped out on us it has sat for a couple of years waiting on new ones (not cheap in Mid TN.)

I have read many differing break in procedures but not sure which way to go?.

I have also read about various charge settings and am not sure if that is something that should concern me (no options on my charger (pic attached))..

All are in and cleaned and wired. Looks great.
Now...
Put on charger and "top off"?
Run it as is but no more than 1/4 or 1/3 and then recharge?
Any issues w/ my charger I should know about?

Any advice to lengthen battery life is appreciated..
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: New Battery install. Now what?

Plug it in and let it charge till it shuts off, then never run them down below 50% (36v) before recharging. Always plug it in after use even if for a short ride, keep the water levels above the plates and get a digital volt meter to monitor the voltage. Enjoy!

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Old 06-22-2020, 10:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: New Battery install. Now what?

You definitely should charge them FULLY before your first use.

A few tips for a long battery life ... keep your batteries fully charged at every possible opportunity, do not discharge to below 50% state of charge (using stabilized battery pack voltage to determine state of charge), avoid storing batteries in a discharged state (can cause permanent sulfation), follow a proper break in procedure (see below ... avoid high amperage draws during break in ... i.e. pedal to the metal ... break them in gently) and maintain your batteries properly with regular watering (distilled only), terminal maintenance (cleaning if required) and proper terminal torques (do not under torque and especially do NOT over-torque ... as terminal can pull of out the lead).


There is lots written about batteries and break in procedures here on the forum ... using the SEARCH function should direct you to a lot of reading.

Here are a few places to start you reading:

https://www.cartsunlimited.net/battery-break-in-.html

https://www.buggiesgonewild.com/showthread.php?t=81161

Batteries can last you one year with heavy use and poor maintenance ... or or several years with good break in, proper use and good maintenance ... some BGW member report up to 7 years.

Welcome to BGW and happy carting
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: New Battery install. Now what?

I followed the break in advise by carts unlimited. Got 6 years from last set of Trojan batteries.
Replaced with U S batteries last year and followed same break in.
Never let mine go below 75;80 percent and always charge till charger shuts off
When done at days end.
Important to let charger complete it’s cycle. No such thing as “topping off”a charge. ( there are several stages a charger goes thru when charging)
My batteries use little water following these practices. May have to top them off every 6 charge cycles but evaporation in hot weather too can cause batteries to need water.
Install digital volt meter or use quality multimeter to monitor battery levels.
The lower batteries get drained,the more they sulfate when charge. I try not to go below 80% before recharging if possible.😊😊
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:53 AM   #5
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Default Re: New Battery install. Now what?

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Originally Posted by adamween View Post
I have just replaced all 6 T105's in my TXT.
Bought it used and when the batteries crapped out on us it has sat for a couple of years waiting on new ones (not cheap in Mid TN.)

I have read many differing break in procedures but not sure which way to go?.

I have also read about various charge settings and am not sure if that is something that should concern me (no options on my charger (pic attached))..

All are in and cleaned and wired. Looks great.
Now...
Put on charger and "top off"?
Run it as is but no more than 1/4 or 1/3 and then recharge?
Any issues w/ my charger I should know about?

Any advice to lengthen battery life is appreciated..
adamween

I do notice you only have 1 post.
You have been a member for a while though.

You mention you are from Mid-Tn. Hello neighbor.
I am also.
I am in the market for new batteries.

Just wondering where you purchased them?
Also how are they working for you?
Thanks



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