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I have a 2004 Gem with a new Zivan charger. The charger is…

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I have a 2004...

I have a 2004 Gem with a new Zivan charger. The charger is working as we measured the output voltage when on and it's 77v. The problem is that the cart will not turn on. Any ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '04 electric?

I believe its an 825

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 825 yourself? What have you tried so far?

We installed a brand new zivan charger with associated harness to replace a Schotts charger.

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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 11 months ago
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 11 months ago

Was it working with old charger? Have the batteries been fully charged with new charger? You have charger unplugged? Car will not run if charger is still on. Does anything light up? Do you have 72 volts to keyswitch?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
it was working with old charger. The batteries are reading 72v without the charger and 77 with it. The only thing lighting up is the LED when it's charging.My opinion is that there's a problem in the 12v circuit that goes thru the charger when the key is turned on but I'm not sure.
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 11 months ago

Batteries must be low , if only reading 72 volts. Fully charged would be higher. Do you have a voltmeter to test voltage at keyswitch? What is the charger model number? Does it have wire to kill cart when charging?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
We'll keep charging till fully charged. The keyswitch has been toned and is ok. The charger does have a kill switch but we're not trying to run with ac power connected.
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 11 months ago

OK< let me know.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
After charging overnight, came in this morning and the Zivan NG1 charger was alarming. Unplugged it and still nothing from the cart... not even anything on the steering wheel display.
Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Curtis B., Other replied 11 months ago

What does each battery read? All the same?

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