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I have a EZGO TXT golf cart & I think the battery charger is…

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I have a EZGO...

I have a EZGO TXT golf cart & I think the battery charger is broken.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

It has 6 batteries that are about 3 years old

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Golf?

Where would that info be? I bought it used from a golf community

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

Well, a local friend mechanic took the battery charger apart & said it was not doing anything & I probably needed to replace the battery. It is a Powerwise QE

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I am mechanically challenged, I was thinking maybe I just needed to order a new or used charger. Is that a possibility?

Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Electric Vehicles
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Electric Vehicle Mechanic: Ted G., ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello, welcome to Justanswer. My name is ***** ***** I'd like to help with your question. Golf cart battery chargers are not quite the same as regular auto battery chargers. The unit must see a certain amount of voltage or it will not turn on. Often people turn them on, put a meter on and it shows no charge, so they say it's bad. But if the thing sees it's hooked up to say, 34 volts on a 36 volt cart, then it activates. So if your batteries are really weak, it will not charge them. The charger should be hooked up to the cart, and the batteries should read withing about 80% of the rated voltage. If it still won't charge then it will need to be repaired or replaced. There are many golf cart parts sellers out there that sell chargers.

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