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Experience:  Worked on fleet of various electric vehicles, golf carts, scissor lifts and electric booms.
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I have recently purchased a 03 club car an charger, even

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I have recently purchased a 03 club car an charger, even with batteries dead, charger puts out a max of only 4 amps, i talked to another owner, his gauge goes up bout half way then comes down.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to work with you! I will do my best to help.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Do you have a voltmeter to heck the battery pack ad each battery? Charger reads battery pack and charges the weakest battery. Does cart run? And charger does not top up the batteries in 8 hour charge cycle? Does the cart have the OBC, that controls the charger?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Cart at camp b up there tomorrow, cart does run, never charges all the way, obc?, has timer assembly in charger
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Yuu may no have OBC, tht would make it likley a bad battery or connection,

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Then i should check voltage on each?, can do in the morning
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

OK>

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
checked voltage today lowest was 6.26 high 6.38, looked for loose or corroded connections, did not find any
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

6 , 6 volt batteries for total of 36 volts? And cart will not drive? And charger comes on, but is low in amperage?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

do you get same voltage at the charger receptical as the battery pack shows?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
36 volts, yes cart goes, batteries never fully charge, charger don't come up over 4 amps even if batteries r depleted, did not check voltage at plug
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

If voltage is same at pack and at charger receptical. it is possible the charger has bad capacitor, see it so rarely on a cart charger, but the output of the charger is determined by the capacitor. have you tried the charger on a different cart?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No i have not yet, think i can do that on sunday, will see a guy that has the same cart, can the capacitor b checked?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

No, just replaced.