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I have 48v club cart with 8- 6 volt batteries, 6 of which…

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I have 48v club...

I have 48v club cart with 8- 6 volt batteries, 6 of which are trojans. cart loses charge when sitting several hours and then will only go up hills very slowly. i need help isolating my problem. i know how to use a multimeter. cart has an integral 48v charger, and when fully and recently charged will run well for over an hour, but after sitting for hours, stalls out quickly. i appreciate any ideas, especially about testing proceedure. thanks, c.r.

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

I bought this used a few months ago. since then

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If i can. it's a problem for me to transport the cart to a shop.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

2 of the 8 6v. batteries are different and appear to be older.they may be the problem bugt i don't know.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

One bad battery affects the whole pack. Test each battery for voltage.

one battery will affect the whole pack. Just like a chain, it is the weakest link. Check each battery for proper voltage, when fully charged, and after it loses power.

Voltage with a 6 volt battery, fully charged, will be around 6.5 volts. Check voltage on each battery when charged and after the cart loses power. Very likley it is a bad battery or connection.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 10 months ago

I see question is still open, did you see my response?

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