Category: Battery Charger Knowledge

EZGO POWERWISE CHARGER REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

We get customers all the time that ask us the tough question. Should I repair my Ezgo Powerwise Charger or just replace it? This is something that Pete usually says… “If it is an electrical component and you are not an electrician or seasoned tinkerer just replace it.”   When it comes to spending time and money on something that you find yourself just standing there afterword with your fingers crossed hoping it will work – it is best to just replace the charger. Now this comes with a few other caveats because when customers call over the phone and try to explain the problem it has numerous possible causes being the charger needs to rely on the golf carts charging system to be operational as well in order to turn on. Several factors on the golf cart itself can cause the charger not to work or kick on. So if you want to take a stab at fixing or at least diagnosing the problem read on…. The biggest one is a completely dead cart. If the batteries in your golf cart are so dead the cart will not run and drive as intended you will need to charge each battery individually with like an automotive charger with clamps to revive before your Ezgo Powerwise charger will kick on if it is operational. Now you can also have a bad connection, a blown fuse or a wire in the charge circuit that is not completing the circuit. The easiest way to determine these few things is to get a voltage meter and check a few basic connections and the overall voltage of the golf carts battery bank. When you have six new 6 volt batteries combined in a circuit you will have approx. 38-39 volts. If the cart is not running and driving the voltage is most likely well below 30 volts and possibly why the charger will not turn on. With your handy volt meter you can check this and tick off the box. Yes or No? Next step would be to determine if the charge circuit is still complete? Take the positive and negative pins from the volt meter and insert in the cart side powerwise charge receptacle. You should have the exact same voltage you have at the positive and negative most terminals on the battery bank. Example – If the cart has 37.8 volts at the batteries, then you should have 37.7 – 37.8 volts at the charger receptacle. Yes or No?  If yes then the charge circuit is complete and the problem could very well be your Ezgo PowerWise Charger. Now if you don’t get the same voltage you will need to back track the circuit from the charger receptacle to the batteries. Double check all the wires going back to the batteries… work your way backwards with the volt meter until you can narrow down the fault. Golf Carts are fairly easy to work on so it should be obvious enough once you can narrow it down a bit and start looking around and chasing wires. Could be as simple as an in-line fuse. Now if all checks out:
  • Running and driving golf cart
  • Advertised operating voltage. (In this case 36v or greater)
  • 36 volts +  at the battery terminals
  • 36 volts + at the charger receptacle
EZGO POWERWISE CHARGER REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT Time to check the charger further. If possible see if someone has another 36 volt Ezgo golf cart  in your neighborhood with the same TxT 2 pin connector. Plug in to see if your Ezgo Powerwise charger works on their golf cart. If not then you can just get out the tools and start taking it apart or plan to replace it. Usually with these older style transformer based golf cart battery chargers we find they are corroded due to extended periods of time left out in the elements. Some other issues occur when a lighting strike takes place and it can cause a Power Surge that will burn something up quite fast. Usually a fuse will pop first if you have a fusable link in the charger circuit but most chargers do not as is the case with your Ezgo powerwise charger. Pete recommends using a power strip with a breaker built in to plug your charger into to avoid this common issue in South Florida. The power  surge will just pop the breaker on the power strip but save you about $500 – $1000 dollars depending on what kind of cart you own. So next in line is the most common internal part to fail over time is the Ezgo Powerwise Charger Circuit Control Board OEM Part#28667G01 If all other possible issues have been checked and are ok this is usually the problem. It is a fairly simple thing to replace with basic tools like pliers and screw drivers. Should you purchase one and want to learn how to install one here is a how to article that covers the installation Though there are a few other internal components that can cause malfunction or charger not to work. Things like the transformer itself – or relays. Sometimes it is a relay which is easily checked but transformers rarely go out unless the charger got really wet and just shorted out or got corroded over time. Repairing anything is a process your golf cart battery charger is no different. Usually this is where I ask myself should I bother to try to fix it or just buy a new one? If I use it often and need reliability I would just buy a new Ezgo Powerwise Charger so I don’t  get stuck or worry about if my charger is charging my batteries over night so I can play a round in the morning or not. Or burning up my batteries because it just doesn’t ever seem to shut off. I got plenty of other things in life to worry about. If I can just buy new from guys like Pete I will. Pete not only has great everyday low prices he also has a great Free Shipping Policy – All Orders Over $99 Ship Free! Pete only offers global brands you already know and trust. He just does it For LESS!  He actually stocks ALL the major manufacturers of golf cart battery chargers like DPI, Delta Q, Lester Electrical, Pro Charging Systems, and Quick Charge. So if you are looking to just replace your Ezgo golf cart battery charger follow this thread or continue reading about your golf cart charger and learn about other things you should know    

Things To Know Before Buying A New Golf Cart Battery Charger

We get phone calls and messages all the time from prospective customers wanting to know what is the best golf cart battery charger and how can they determine which one will work in their golf cart. So Pete asked me to write this short but informative guide and why I have titled it – Things To Know Before Buying A New Golf Cart Battery Charger. Things To Know Before Buying A New Golf Cart Battery Charger Basically the key features of a golf cart charger are they need to re-charge the batteries in your golf cart. So in order to be able to plug in a charger to do so it will need to be of the same operating voltage and the connector style must be the same. Depending on what brand of golf cart you own will  determine the style connector you will need.  For example – An Ezgo Golf Cart uses either a Crowsfoot connector on its older 36 volt carts, or the D36(TxT Style) connector which is rectangular shaped on the end, rounded on one short side with two pins inside two square holes. Newer 48v Ezgo carts use the triangular shaped 3 pin RXV connector. Yamaha golf carts use either a two pin Nabson style connector which looks kinda like a toy pair of binoculars , the Newer Style Yamaha carts have a three pin connector with people can say it looks like a triangle shape, or three leaf clover because the corners are formed by a radius. Then we come to the all and ever popular Club Car. Club Car Golf Carts older than 2000 can be 36v or 48v systems and will have either a crowsfoot connector or a round three pin connector. All club cars newer than 2000 usually have the round one. Though two different types of chargers use the round three pin connector. You will need to determine the year and model of your club car golf cart. You can look at the vin# on the cart. Usually found above the pedal assembly below the dash on a white sticker with a bar code or on the passenger side floor post facing the drivers seat. The first 5 or 6 letter/numbers will determine the year. Example A9905 = a 1999 Club Car DS manufactured in the 5th week of production that year.  Club Car golf carts newer than 1995 have what is known as an OBC “Onboard Computer” and if this is still functional in your golf carts charging circuit you will require one style charger that uses the three pin connector and if you club car is older than 1995 or if someone bypassed the OBC you will need a different one. If you ever need some technical direction to determine the correct charger for your application you can give Pete’s team a jingle at 772-247-GOLF and they will be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction in purchasing the correct charger. Pete’s team is always standing by to help you. Follow this thread to shop all our Golf Cart Battery Chargers.

Get Charge Tracking Software For Delta Q iC650 Golf Cart Battery Charger

Charge Tracking Software For Delta Q iC650 Golf Cart Battery ChargerNow that you finally took the plunge and purchased the all new re-designed Delta Q iC650 Golf Cart Battery Charger. You want to take advantage of one of its key features “Charge Data Tracking”. It is really a cool feature to come from a golf cart battery charger for under a grand. Actually for any charger for that matter. We offer the complete line of Delta Q Battery Chargers on our original site at BatteryPete. Whether you are looking for an industrial battery charger or a Delta Q golf cart charger. Here at Pete’s Golf Carts we are specific so you will only find the 36 volt Delta Q iC650 and 48 volt Delta Q iC650. Anyhow, we still get calls and questions daily about whats what or how to do this or how to do that so here I am again trying to put this blog post together to help you guys out a little more. I got a call yesterday for a cool cat – Ex-military tech that wanted to know…. How Do We Get Get Charge Tracking Software For the Delta Q iC650 Golf Cart Battery Charger. Usually I am right there with the answers whatever someone my fire my way but this time I was stumped! So I did some research after work and made a few phone calls to get the info my new friend needed. The Delta Q iC650 is a all new redesigned unit built on the QuiQ charger legacy for Delta only better than ever. The dimensions have come down, the internals are fixed, the thing is super rugged durable. You can watch a crazy clip on one of the product pages where they demonstrate just how so.  Now that we got the basics out of the way and gave you a laugh lets get down to the specifics and get technical. As we know the Delta Q iC650 is a digital smart charger capable of charging any mainstream battery technology (chemistry) like Lead Acid, AGM, Gel and even Lithium. It is handled internally by a pre-programmed algorithm specific for your battery type. The boys at Delta Q Technologies have spent years developing different algorithms for 100’s of batteries. Which only happens after doing tons and tons of R&D tracking charge and discharge data. Now they have once again set the bar and put that power of knowledge in your hands. This will allow you to see first hand how the batteries in your cart are being charged and reflect on the actual physical properties that take place in any given charge cycle. Example – They are getting really hot, boiling even! Don’t seem to be charging 100%. The days of old – relying on your sense of smell or touch are to determine charging characteristics are over. You can follow the link provided here to Get Charge Tracking Software For Delta Q iC650 Golf Cart Battery Charger. Download the official Delta Q Software (IDAT) Simple IC Data Analysis Tool  for free. All IC Series chargers record data such as capacity returned, charge cycle completion or interruption, and the charge profile being used. This data is useful in vehicle or machine diagnostics. The software will enable you to easily view and understand charge tracking data from your IC Series battery chargers. Continue to learn about Delta Q Golf Cart Battery Chargers. Some of the features and benefits that make them hands down one of the best golf cart chargers on the planet. Please leave a review, reply or response to this blog article if you found it to be informative and useful. Power On… Pete  

How To Install a Delta Q QuiQ Charger On Your Golf Cart

How To Install a Delta Q QuiQ Charger on your Golf CartToday we will be working on a Late model Club Car Golf Cart converted to a cool H1 Hummer. We were having problems with the original golf cart battery charger that came with the cart initially.  And since we get quite a few questions concerning how to install the Delta Q QuiQ charger – 912 series we decided to put this basic how to article together.Delta Q QuiQ Charger factory packaged contents Your new Delta Q QuiQ Charger will come from us in the factory box with the specified AC Power Cord for your country’s AC Power grid.  US 110Vac or Europe 230Vac.  You will need to Add to Cart for checkout separately to ensure you are getting the correct power cord you need.  It will come just as the images show.  Basic one page paper instructions and operational explanations.  If you want the full owner’s manual it can be downloaded online from the Delta Q website. We will be installing the 912-4800 model on this cart.  The 912 series consists of 24 volt, 36 volt, 48 volt and 72 volt battery chargers.  All the wiring coming of the charger is the same and not necessarily used or needed.  All of Delta Q’s QuiQ chargers are not the same because Delta Q manufactures chargers specifically for numerous manufacturers of DC power vehicles and equipment.  Though all the Delta Q QuiQ chargers BatteryPete offers are the same and consistent with the following wiring.Delta Q QuiQ Charger 912-4800 with 110v AC Power Cord Positive – red wire with 5/16 ring terminal attaches to the positive pole on the battery bank (usually easily distinguished by the numerous little wires also attached to it versus the single thick (2 Ga) jumper wire when looking at the battery bank in your cart.)  All batteries will show positive and negative terminal positions with a raised + or – Symbol) Delta Q QuiQ Charger general wiring - Positive poles Negative – Black wire and White wire together with 5/16 ring terminal.  They will have a little black box on them which is the temperature sensor used to communicate with the smart charger, usually easily distinguished by the numerous little wires also attached to it versus the single thick (2 Ga) jumper wire when looking at the battery bank in your cart.  All batteries will show positive and negative terminal positions with a raised + or – Symbol. Green wire – (Not required on all carts.) Usually used for interlock on some carts – like the Gem Cars.  Note – the reason this wire is snipped off is because it’s usually not required to install on most popular golf carts like a Club Car, EZGO, Yamaha, etc… Side Note – The Interlock operates like a safety mechanism to keep someone from driving off with the golf cart while the golf cart battery charger is still plugged into the wall.  So if your cart has one it requires a signal to determine when in charge mode vs storage mode to allow the cart to go into forward or reverse and actually move.  Notice: The interlock system does not always use the same voltage as the batteries require to charge.  So it is imperative to determine the required voltage for the interlock signal to avoid burning something up on install – 72 volts come off of the Delta Q QuiQ Charger 912-7200’s green wire and if your cart only requires a 12 volt signal to the interlock you will fry the circuit board and most likely something else.  Do the due diligence on your specific make and model golf cart prior to install.  Again most golf carts are very straight forward to install as you will see in the images of this article herein on the Club Car we have here at BatteryPete HQ today. Delta Q QuiQ Golf Cart Charger Ideal Mounting positionsWe will be mounting into the trunk area on this cart.  All Delta Q QuiQ Chargers are designed to be mounted to any flat surface without the need for any kind of additional brackets or hardware.  The charger’s raised case forms a very sturdy mounting leg system that comes pre-drilled for ease of install.  We will be using some small SS bottom top philips screws with an SS washer and an SS nylon lock nut to secure to the fiberglass in the trunk area. Delta Q QuiQ Charger Ideal Mounting solution with wire routing holes drilledWe also drilled a few holes in the fiberglass to accommodate and route the wiring to attach the battery charger to the battery bank forward.  Then an additional hole for the AC power cord to be routed out of the cart for charging.  We recommend using a rubber grommet around the fresh holes in the fiberglass body to avoid damage or chaffing to the power cords from vibration during use of cart, but not required.  Soon to be available is a retractable power cord for your cart if you need a few extra feet to reach the nearest AC outlet in your garage or parking area.  It mounts next to the charger or under the cart where space allows.  (We will add link here as soon as it’s available for purchase.) Once everything has been hooked up and plugged in you will see a combination of lights begin to flash and move on the indicator panel of the charger.  You can refer to the paper included to determine what they represent on your specific application.  All of our chargers are pre-programmed for the batteries in your specific application.  Please make a note at order checkout to give us the brand of battery, the chemistry (Lead Acid, AGM,Gel, Lithium), voltage and Ah rating to expedite shipping of your new Delta Q QuiQ charger.  If we do not receive this information with the order, someone will contact you to make sure you get the right programming.  All Delta Q Battery Chargers are smart chargers in every sense of the term.  They are designed to extend the life of your batteries to the full suggested service life provided by the specific battery manufacturer because they will give your batteries the perfect charge everytime once the proper charging algorithm is installed on your device.  To purchase your new Delta Q charger today or learn more  In the event you purchase new batteries at some point and need to have your charger programmed please feel free to contact us at (954) 675-4068 or (772) 444-2280 to arrange to have your charger sent to us to be re-programmed for your new batteries.  A flat fee of $25.00(USD) will be incurred – plus shipping costs.  If you need frequent programming (more than one charger) ask us about getting your own programming device.