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ParCar battery issues
 
Old 03-16-2019, 03:33 PM
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Default ParCar battery issues

I have been reading some old threads on this but would appreciate some up-to-date comments in case things have changed.

We have just bought a 2014 ParCar. The owners replaced the batteries after three years, so the current 8x6v T105's are exactly two years old.

They seem in good condition - I have checked water levels, voltage and pH - but a full charge is lasting only around seven miles before the meter swings towards the red area. Once home, it takes only around one hour for them to be fully charged using the on-board charger.

The batteries on my 1999 ParCar (no regenerative braking, and external charger) usually lasted five years offering good mileage, than another year or two of reduced mileage, so it is a shock to be looking at a THIRD set of batteries on a 5-year old cart. Plus, a full recharge from 50% down would take several hours, so one hour seems unusually speedy.

If you have experienced a similar short battery life, did switching to an external charger help?

Thank you
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