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Old 01-23-2023, 11:25 AM
Tyrone Shoelaces Tyrone Shoelaces is offline
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Default Charging my cart in the Finney Sawgrass Ezell area

I have a lithium cart I would like to test the range envelop on.
I think it would make a 40 mile trip easy.
But to ease my worried mind I would like to plug it in for an hour or two mid trip.
All I really need would be a 110v outlet that my 50' cord could reach.
If someone knows of one available...

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Old 01-23-2023, 02:44 PM
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I have a lithium cart I would like to test the range envelop on.
I think it would make a 40 mile trip easy.
But to ease my worried mind I would like to plug it in for an hour or two mid trip.
All I really need would be a 110v outlet that my 50' cord could reach.
If someone knows of one available...

Thank You
There are no public charging stations within The Villages. Perhaps you have a friend at the far end of your trip who could accommodate you.
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Old 01-23-2023, 03:20 PM
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Old 01-23-2023, 03:39 PM
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Plug in at a rec center
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Old 01-23-2023, 03:50 PM
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Maybe you should call Sawgrass to ask permission it’s like gas stations providingfree fuel?
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:35 PM
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The great thing about having a gas cart, a hundred miles a day without worry.
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:39 PM
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If you think your cart can't make it, borrow a gas cart from a neighbor. Why should a rec. center or an other location managed by our CDD's pay for your "fuel"?
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:44 PM
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Be prepared to have someone accuse you of stealing electricity. It's been done.
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:46 PM
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I’d love to see them set up charging stations at the rec centers. In California they’ve taken to putting solar arrays over school parking lots. You get to park in the shade. The electricity that comes from the solar is used to power the school. And they add charging stations you can pay for with credit cards. Everybody wins.

I haven’t heard anyone looking for free charging stations. I’d be happy to pay for charging just like those with gas carts pay for fuel.
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Old 01-23-2023, 08:45 PM
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It is not difficult to test the range of your cart. Find a lovely 5 mile loop from your house and drive it over and over while watching your charge remaining. If you will be driving at night on your adventure, do your test drive with your lights on. You will get your answer.
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:57 PM
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I think a 50 foot cord is too long to charge a cart. It needs to be a heavy-duty 25 footer I believe otherwise there could be problems. I have charged my cart at championship golf course bathrooms for a short while. I charged once at a plug I found at the Lopez lunch pool bar for 1/2 hour while eating lunch there and low on charge before playing golf. Down by Sawgrass I would guess you may not find anywhere to plug in again except at a golf course bathroom that has a plug and that would mean you were playing golf at the time and ran low on charge. Another option is pay The Villages Golf Cars for a charge. Maybe they have an excelerated charger. Or ask at a friends house.

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Old 01-24-2023, 05:32 AM
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it is not difficult to test the range of your cart. Find a lovely 5 mile loop from your house and drive it over and over while watching your charge remaining. If you will be driving at night on your adventure, do your test drive with your lights on. You will get your answer.
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Old 01-24-2023, 06:45 AM
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fifty feet is not long enough to plug into a rec center as you will be blocking the entrance and the sidewalk in front of it. And hopefully no one will trip over the cord with their walkers and canes and sue you.
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Old 01-24-2023, 07:22 AM
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I used to live in Country Club Hills, I found that with an electric cart I could go to Brownwood, tool around down there and make it back home with no problem ... the first year. I could make it down and back without any side trips the second year. I could make it down there, but getting back was iffy at best. In the third year I might make it down. In the fourth year I would not make it down. In the fifth year I could only go to O'Dell and back. Then it was time for new batteries.
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Old 01-24-2023, 07:38 AM
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Join 24hr cart club if it goes dead they will come get you and take you and your cart home
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