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Old 05-21-2022, 12:52 PM
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To be sure, use a volt meter to test each battery. Use the meter probes to scratch a shiny spot in the each stud of each battery. You may find that one or more batteries is/are weaker than the others.

Then, to test the connections, measure from post to post across two connected batteries. This should read very close to zero for each connected battery. Something like .001 or .002 volts. Check across all 5 jumpers. This will tell you which one or which ones to clean first.

For the two posts that feed the cart, you can check for voltage from the battery stud/post to the connector that is crimped on to the end of the wire. You can also compare the total voltage, 36 volts, across the posts, compared to voltage across the connectors.
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Old 05-21-2022, 01:46 PM
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To be sure, use a volt meter to test each battery. Use the meter probes to scratch a shiny spot in the each stud of each battery. You may find that one or more batteries is/are weaker than the others.
yes and keep track of which battery is weaker, mark the battery and write it down.
you may need to charge each 6 volt battery separately... if one or more batteries are weak in a pack .. some batteries may over heat trying to charge an unbalanced set in a pack.
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I wish I was closer to you. I've been thinking about getting a golf cart for Mama to run back and forth to the coming garden fortress in the lower yard. My plan of action if I was working on that cart would start with pulling all the cables. Individually charging each battery and testing the cells with a Hydrometer (Way cheaper than a load tester) a fully charged cell should come in around 1.265 with a little variance for temp and battery age Etc. If the batteries check out good. Clean all the cables and battery terminals. Put everything back together and throw the for sale sign on it. If you find a battery or batteries that are FUBAR. Just go ahead and throw the for sale sign on it and haggle on price while being honest about which battery may need replacing.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:14 PM
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I wish I was closer to you. I've been thinking about getting a golf cart for Mama to run back and forth to the coming garden fortress in the lower yard. My plan of action if I was working on that cart would start with pulling all the cables. Individually charging each battery and testing the cells with a Hydrometer (Way cheaper than a load tester) a fully charged cell should come in around 1.265 with a little variance for temp and battery age Etc. If the batteries check out good. Clean all the cables and battery terminals. Put everything back together and throw the for sale sign on it. If you find a battery or batteries that are FUBAR. Just go ahead and throw the for sale sign on it and haggle on price while being honest about which battery may need replacing.

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Will it make it home on one charge ????

Maybe plaster the roof full of solar cells ?
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:47 AM
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Well, it needs a good home with someone who'll love on it. I'm willing to deal
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