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Two weeks ago my golf cart burned up two batteries. The cart

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Two weeks ago my golf cart burned up two batteries. The cart has three. I replaced two and the third one registered about 9an a half volts. I hooked wiring back up and noticed one of the three coils became red"glowing" hot. I feared another battery meltdown so I diconnected one baterry and coil cooled. I intend to replace last old battery once I'm sure the thing is not going to melt another one down. I've read where coils becoming red hot can be normal. Any thoughts.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
you have three , 12 volt batteries? The 9 1/2 volt battery will need to be checked and likely replaced. The resistor coil does get red hot, but only when it is selected by the speed control. It should not get hot any other time!