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Category: Electric Vehicles
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Experience:  Worked on fleet of various electric vehicles, golf carts, scissor lifts and electric booms.
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MY CART HAS A FAIRLY NEW SET OF BATTERIES, ABOUT 3 OR 4 YRS,

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MY CART HAS A FAIRLY NEW SET OF BATTERIES, ABOUT 3 OR 4 YRS, WITH VERY LIMITED USE. YESTERDAY WITH A FULL CHARGE THE CART CHATTERED OR STUTTERED WHILE GOING UP A GRADUAL HILL ON PAYMENT. ACCERATOR PEDEL WAS PRESSED COMPLETELY DOWN. I HAD ONLY RUN THE CART FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND THIS PROBLEM STARTED. THE BATTERIES HAVE WATER ALTHOUGH I COULD ADD SOME WATER.
JA: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Electric Vehicle Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: YES
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: NOTHING
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Electric Vehicle Mechanic should know about your electric car?
Customer: IT IS A CLUB CAR PRODUCT PROBABLY A 2002 MODEL. I REPLACED ALL THE BATTERIES WITH NEW BATTERIES ABOUT 3 OR 4 YEARS AGO.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Do you have a voltmeter to test the battery voltage? How long does the charger run when charging? Needs to run around 8 hours for full charge cycle.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

36 volt or 48 volt?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't have a voltmeter. the charger runs overnight at least if not longer. the cart has 6 Trojan brand batteries. sorry but I don't know if its 36 or 48. some of the cells seem low on water. I have plenty of distilled water to fill all cells if that is the problem.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

If you can see the plates in the cells, it needs water, but if the plates are covered, it does not need water/ If plates are showing, the battery can be damaged. usually the symptoms you describe is low battery charge.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

I would recommend getting a cheap digital voltmeter, less than $10 at auto or retail store. And do a voltage test on battery pack before and after charge. 36 volt system will be around 39 volts fully charged, a 48 volts system will be 54 volts!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Did you get meter and check the batteries?