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My charging lite comes on about the 12 hole when its stopped

Customer Question

My charging lite comes on about the 12 hole when its stopped
Goes out when I proceed
Batteries are two years old
The other day I made it 36 holes
Lite on most of second round.
Charges fine
Liet bugs us.
Any solutions?
2004 elite club car
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Is charger running full 8 hours cycle? Is fluid level over the plates in batteries? Do you have voltmeter to test battery voltage? Are all the same? Within 1/2 volt of the others.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NO
Should I buy one and text them?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, a cheap $10.00 digital voltmeter will work fine, from auto or retail store.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, I will get one today and send you results
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

OK, thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4.5 volts consistently
meter set on 50
batteries are connected positive to negative, is this right?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

IS this 36 volt or 48 volt system.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

4.5 volts per battery?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

4.5 volts is low for 6 volt battery

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4 12 volt batteries
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
4.5 volts
I thought this was low
What setting should I use on the volt meter?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Meter needs to be on DC volts, and test each battery. fully charged battery should be over 13 volts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
now set at DC 50 on meter looks like 12 to 13
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

OK, what is actual reading? 12.5 ???

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Digital meter?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What is pack voltage measured.??

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Should be 52 volts if fully charged.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't understand
package voltage?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Pack voltage, the total of all 4 batteries in system.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do i test to get one total?
What is setting on the meter?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

DC volts , set above 50 volts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I'm reading it right it isn't above 22
set at 250
reading the black DC readings
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Should be over 48 volt!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Are you reading from the first positive to the last negative?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Got a digital volt meter
Set it at 200
Check all four batteries
12.7
12.75
12.79
12.43
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What is pack voltage? 12.75 volts in each battery seems to be less than full charge. Fully charged would be over 13 volts.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ran cart for 18 holes.
It was fully charged.
readings now are:
3 at 12.54 set at 20V
1 at 10.50
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The battery at 10.5 is likely the problem!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

It is the weak chain in the link!