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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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2012 ezgo 48v electric -new batteries November 2015.. Cart

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2012 ezgo 48v electric -new batteries November 2015.. Cart almost doesn't climb a rather steep concrete path on our golf course - I sometimes feel that I might have to ask the passenger to get out and walk up the hill. Batteries water level is maintained monthly & batteries are charged fully after each round. nay suggestions ?
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: bought the cart in november 2012 - seemed fine until maybe this past June.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Do you have a voltmeter to check the voltage on the battery pack, and on each f the batteries? Does the charger run a full charge cycle , around 8 hours? Any one bad battery or connection will drop voltage to the cart, and will not let it have maximum power for hill.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I do not have a voltmeter. The batteries do charge fully, almost always more than 8 hours each time. The battery connections are fine. I clean them often, and check them often, as i do the water level, so that most likely is not the problem.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

What model Ezgo is this? RXV or TXT? Electric brake on drive motor?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Model is TXT - and - No electric brake on drive motor.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

I would get a cheap digital voltmeter, less than $10 at retail or auto supply, and do battery test , with unit off, and then run cart with meter attached with a set of alligator clipped jumpers and see what voltage does when driving under load condition.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok.. I will do that and if I feel i need additional guidance i will contact you again..Thanks Goodbye.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
one final question.. what should the voltage meter readings be ?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

48 volt , battery pack, fully charged will be around 54 volts. If this has the 6, 8 volt batteries, each will be close to 9 volts, if it has the 4, 12 volt batteries each will be over 13 volts.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Under load ,battery pack should not drop below the 48 volts.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Should each battery ( when testing ) be disconnected from the other batteries when testing.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

NO, batteries do not need to be disconnected, just read from the two posts of each battery

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, Thanks for your help.. Goodbye
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

I see question is still open, please rate to close.