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Old 11-06-2012, 09:01 PM
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Default Delta-Q Charger repair?, (Par Car charger)

Delta-Q will not repair their chargers to the best of my knowledge. (at least Par Car won't help a customer with repair). I'm looking for a repair facility that will fix it instead of a mandatory throw out and buy new.
Has anyone any knowledge of a facility or electronics specialist that will analyze and potentially repair a Delta Q 48 volt charger.

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:56 PM
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There is a company that is trying to get into repair do the Delta-Q, but it will be a while before they are able to repair the 48 volt unit in the Par-Car.
The Delta Q charger is a Chinese product that markets out of Canada and they have no repair facility is the US at present.
What we have done to many PAR CARS is convert the cart to a US made 48 Volt charger
But it is more conventional and is not on board. These chargers are more durable than the DeltA Q and produce a higher amp for faster charging. They also have a two year warrantee.
The cost is less that the original DeltaQ
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:16 PM
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Thanks for the info Frank. Since my original posting I’ve done some research on the Delta-Q website. Last spring they were very customer oriented and my hunch is they will be this time also. They indicated repairs can be made but because their chargers work with both software and hardware they, (Delta-Q), feels that unauthorized repair might tarnish their reputation. Evidently customer service IS important to them but they are a huge supplier to many OEM and would prefer the OEM take care of the customer/consumer.

I like my Par Car but with only one facility near TV with parts availability I will probably purchase another brand next time due to my personal experience with the local “customer service”. One would think that with Par Car’s share of 54,000 carts in TV some innovative sole would provide competitive maintenance and repair services. It is direly needed IMHO.

BTW I’ve found the $99 Stanly Charger available through Sam’s club to be nearly as good as the Delta-Q but of course it’s not built in. With over 4 years of ownership the only place I’ve charged my cart is in my garage – plus one could build it into the cart once the Delta-Q was removed I think. China again though but thus the $.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:21 PM
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Arrow Stanly Charger

The Stanly charger is not going to work well with your 8 Battery system, it does not have the output you need.

The good thing is they take returns.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:36 PM
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I used one successfully for a couple weeks although the technique was to charge 4 of the 8 batteries at a time because I didn't want to make a permanent connection. Output amperage is no doubt less than the Delta-Q perhaps but it is a multi-stage charger in all respects.

A real alternative to the Delta-Q may be the "Eagle 48" with a three year warrantee. Specs are similar to the Delta-Q at nearly half the price.

Eagle Charger #4818-onboard by Dual Pro
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:35 PM
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This is a post from someone else about a known problem with these chargers. someone else also said it was a resistor on the board. maybe it will help someone else !

I had a Delta Q charger failure about 3 years ago. It was a new item that I installed on a Bigman (48V). I was informed (unofficially) that there was a known soldering issue. This information allowed me to fix the problem and continue to use the charger. I have recently sold this vehicle so I don't have access to the charger. After considerable search, however, I found the hand written notes I took at the time. They are as follows: 1) remove charger from vehicle, 2) remove 8 screws on top, 3) remove 3 bottom screws that secure the AC panel, 4) loosen the AC input panel and rotate 90 degrees to access the PC board, 5) locate the current shunt wire located where the PC board meets the LED board, 6) there is a limited amount of solder on one end of the wire (I resoldered both ends). Scrape the conformal coating until the wire is shiny and solder with 60/40 resin core, 7) reassemble by re-rotating the AC panel and install the bottom center screw until flush then complete the assembly.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:38 PM
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Shunt is a resistor wire of known value so current can be measured, should look like a #12 solid wire about 1" to 2" long.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:10 PM
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OK, so I want to buy a new Delta-Q charger for my Par Car. Who other than Columbia Par Car can process my purchase? Inquiring minds want to know! Village golf cart repair facilities other than Columbia Par Car repair folks want to know. Come on, tell me where to order one on line!

Delta-Q did have a certain number of chargers where "cold" solder joints led to failures as explained in a previous post. Someone knows what serial numbers are involved, (not me), but based on my request to Columbia Par Car and their consultation with the manufacture of the cart it was probably for units sold before late 2007. I have no personal proof of this statement however, the carts with Delta-Q chargers with "cold" solder problem were evidently replaced even after the warrantee at that time expired. Not so in my case of a charger failure at the 37 month period of a 36 month warrantee.

And, Columbia Par Car will not even trouble shoot a charger problem with a service call. They insist on a pick up and battery/charger evaluation at their Leesburg facility. Most anyone reading this post can tally the final charges to fix a failed charger problem. It's absolutely absurd IMHO.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:36 AM
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OK, so I want to buy a new Delta-Q charger for my Par Car. Who other than Columbia Par Car can process my purchase? Inquiring minds want to know!-------- . Not so in my case of a charger failure at the 37 month period of a 36 month warrantee.

And, Columbia Par Car will not even trouble shoot a charger problem with a service call. They insist on a pick up and battery/charger evaluation at their Leesburg facility. Most anyone reading this post can tally the final charges to fix a failed charger problem. It's absolutely absurd IMHO.

Welcome to the world of Par Car. Small manufacturer, one local dealer: one way, our way, no other way; tough luck Mr. Customer! Many of our local independent cart repair people won't work on Par Car carts because the only place they can get parts is from the local dealer at close to retail prices. Apparently Par Car likes to "keep it all in the family".
People should think about that when buying a cart.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:17 AM
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OK, so I want to buy a new Delta-Q charger for my Par Car. Who other than Columbia Par Car can process my purchase? Inquiring minds want to know! Village golf cart repair facilities other than Columbia Par Car repair folks want to know. Come on, tell me where to order one on line!

Delta-Q did have a certain number of chargers where "cold" solder joints led to failures as explained in a previous post. Someone knows what serial numbers are involved, (not me), but based on my request to Columbia Par Car and their consultation with the manufacture of the cart it was probably for units sold before late 2007. I have no personal proof of this statement however, the carts with Delta-Q chargers with "cold" solder problem were evidently replaced even after the warrantee at that time expired. Not so in my case of a charger failure at the 37 month period of a 36 month warrantee.

And, Columbia Par Car will not even trouble shoot a charger problem with a service call. They insist on a pick up and battery/charger evaluation at their Leesburg facility. Most anyone reading this post can tally the final charges to fix a failed charger problem. It's absolutely absurd IMHO.


You could do a quick Google search there sold by a number of companies
I have seen prices from 300 to 750 so shop around.

This company is repairing the 36 volt units and selling them so call and ask about the 48 volt units, this company also rebuilds controllers. Delta-Q Battery Charger For EZ-GO Vehicles - Now Available! Delta Q Powerwise QE, Part # 611119, 915-3610, Reman, Repair, Rebuild
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:24 AM
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rebuilt chargers 230.00 they do say ez-go on them
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:45 PM
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Keeping on the Delta-Q repair/service subject, I noticed that Yamaha is now using the same charger. Perhaps their local repair facility has the clout to have one of these things repaired instead of thrown out for a $600 + new charger.
Perhaps one of the new 48 volt Yamaha owners has had a problem with the charger and has a satisfactory experience with repair/rebuild from their local dealer. I'd love to hear the full details.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:14 PM
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Ok guess your just posting and not reading
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Default par car charger.

I know there are lots of posts here about the onboard charger with Par car. But has anyone had a repair person other than PAR CAR actual replace the onboard charger?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:01 AM
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Well after re reading this post and seeing that easy go and Yamaha both use the same charger Along with Par car I would imagine someone else has done the work Weather there on this list or not is another thing. It's like 6 wires input 3 output 3 call Frank I'm sure he'd be willing to try.
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