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Old 05-13-2011, 11:55 AM
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Been in TV for a couple of weeks now and driving an electric golf cart that doesn't appear to have any kind of meter to tell how low the batteries might be. What do you do if you are away from home and the batteries say "enough"? Just wondering in case it happens to us!! LOL
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:04 PM
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Been in TV for a couple of weeks now and driving an electric golf cart that doesn't appear to have any kind of meter to tell how low the batteries might be. What do you do if you are away from home and the batteries say "enough"? Just wondering in case it happens to us!! LOL

Just wait a minute and someone will soon be along with a tow rope and tow you home.

I speak from experience having been the tower several times and the towed once.

I also believe there are professional tow services. Maybe someone else can elaborate.
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You probably have a range of at least 25 to 30 miles. Charge the cart every night or every time you will not be using it for 2 to 3 hours and you should never have a problem. Carts with batteries die because people forget to charge them. It can happen with a lot of driving, lot of golf, running a lot at night, but that is a lot of miles in a golf cart for one day.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:44 PM
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FYI, it is very bad for your batteries if they have to say "enough". To me the key is to get an understanding of how far YOUR cart will go with the current battery pack. So many variables there is no way to know. The only way to do that is some form of multimeter. You go for a ride and then check the voltage of the battery pack. The question is how far can you go and still have 48+ volts left in the pack?

One of my carts goes 45 miles, the other goes 25.

Without knowing that, carry a tow rope, folks will bring you home
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:15 PM
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My electric cart stopped working a few weeks ago...happened to have been a loose connection when shortly thereafter I had several offers to be towed but just in case you don't experience those as helpful, you can call Barry Plesser at 631-223-6522 and tell him Yvonne and Debbie from Hadley sent you! Good luck!!
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