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Old 02-11-2015, 09:06 PM
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Default New batteries - what to expect?

2007 Par Car with 8 Trojan T-105 batteries installed 6 months ago. Gone through about 40-50 charge cycles, and have used the cart on a regular basis. Charges all the way to full, and I do use a Battery Minder on occasion. However, the battery indicator "fuel gage" (red LED) quickly drops to about halfway after only about 4-5 miles of distance, and cart loses a bit of "punch". Is this normal, or should I be looking at a voltage regulator or something else? Seems strange that the "fuel gage" would drop so quickly to "1/2 full" on a cart that supposedly goes 40+ miles between charges. Am I missing something here? What is this "fuel gage" reading, or is something wrong?
Old 02-11-2015, 09:36 PM
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On older Par Cars the accessories are drawn from two of the eight six volt batteries.
This causes those two batteries to be drawn down and charged unequally.
Newer models are using a voltage reducer 48-12 volts and is connected to all eight batteries and feeds and supplies all accessories evenly.
You can have this device installed after you find out the condition and balance of all the batteries. This process is done by charging the batteries, attaching a discharge devise to the entire pack of batteries and after the discharge divice has completed the task a check of each battery is tested to find it's condition.
Obviously this test procedure is done by professionals and is time consuming, but usually
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