Category: Battery Charger Knowledge

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.

Bad Boy Buggy, Fairplay or Tomberlin Golf Cart Battery Charger

48 volt Golf Cart Battery Charger - Lester 48v 13 Amp - CrowsfootIf you have been searching for a new golf cart battery charger for your Bad Boy Buggy, Fairplay or Tomberlin Golf Cart look no further.  BatteryPete has it! Buy now! This 48 volt Fairplay golf cart battery charger with the correct OEM crowsfoot connector is manufactured by Lester Electrical.  The world renowned manufacture of golf cart battery chargers.  Lester Electrical has been manufacturing golf cart battery chargers for decades and all of these golf cart chargers come with a industry best 2 year limited warranty.  All of Lester Electrical Golf cart battery chargers are manufactured in the United States of America.  This charger features the new LED indicator design to keep you informed of the current charge status at a glance.  The all new Links Series golf cart battery charger is designed with the golf cart owner in mind.  Plug-n-play technology… plug it in and forget about it.  Whether you are going to bed, leaving for the week or the summer.  The advanced storage mode will allow you to keep the batteries in your golf cart fully charged while on vacation or away for the season.  The new links series smart chargers communicate directly with your golf cart battery system thru the crowsfoot connector. Fully automatic – once the charger has replenished your golf cart batteries it will automatically stop charging and go into a float state which is like standby mode until the charge senses the need to apply amperage to maintain full charge status. This 48 Volt Tomberlin Golf Cart Battery Charger will give you years and years of trouble free use.  These chargers are the best in the industry and will charge the battery system in your golf cart effectively and efficiently everytime.  You can purchase your new Lester Electrical Golf Cart Battery Charger now by following this link.  Buy now! If you would like to learn more about the all new links series line of battery chargers from Lester Electrical continue reading hereBatteryPete offers the complete line of Lester Electrical Golf Cart Chargers.  Pete also offers many other products and chargers for any golf cart on the market. When you are looking for batteries, battery chargers, cables or connectors think BatteryPete.com and probably have what you need and sell it for LESS!  They also offer aftermarket parts and accessories for your golf cart.  Some parts are in stock and ship within 24 hrs while others might be special order regardless they have great products and great pricing from all the name brands you already know and trust.  If you are looking to purchase a new or used Bad Boy Buggy, Fairplay or Tomberlin golf cart visit this site www.BatteriesPlusCars.com They are starting to offer a wide range of new and used golf carts as well. Late model carts like Ezgo or Club Car or crazy custom carts that look like Hummers or Hot Rods.  They will even build a custom cart for you. Just call them up and tell them what you are thinking, a very talented bunch of guys that know their stuff.

What is a Golf Cart Battery Charger

golf cart battery chargerYour golf cart battery charger is basically a electrical device that can redirect electric current back into your golf carts battery system. Some are designed to recharge your batteries quickly and others that charge your batteries slowly. Then you have what we call a trickle charger that produces a very small current that is applied constantly to a battery or battery bank. Then you have what we call a battery charger analyser that can not only charge a battery but analyse the state of charge (SOC) to maintain the internal condition of the golf cart battery. Which type of battery charger is best all depends on the needs of the consumer and what exactly is the application. Pete is a car guy, so for him trickle chargers are important because the cars sit for long periods of time in between use. The trickle charger is designed to offset the discharge rates that are inherent with traditional lead acid batteries. Then you have charger/maintainers which combine features found in a simple charger and a trickle charger that monitor the battery bank by interal circuitry and external sensors. These type of chargers are most prevalent on boats and RVs because battery banks need to be recharged fairly rapidly after dry camping or at sea anchored not underway. These type of vehicles or vessels use the battery bank s to power lights and appliances when the engines are not running turning alternators or generator to create power. Then they as well tend to sit for long periods of time in between use so they need to be either plugged into what they refer to as shore power in the industry. This gives them the ability to get an electric current back into the system to maintain a charge like Pete’s cars collection without draining the systemThen you have for instance a Tesla electric car you will want a rapid charger to recharge on demand without having to wait hours for the charge to be complete. Most newer electric vehicles use a totally different battery chemistry. Lithium batteries have different characteristics than say your golf cart battery. Heck lets face it the same battery technology that is in your golf cart today was around over one hundred years ago. It is still used today for numerous reasons like its power to weight ratio, or its ability to be recharged effectively again and again for years. Not to mention it is fairly cheap to make a traditional lead acid battery if the manufacture has their plant optimized correctly. I say this because if they can utilize old batteries for raw materials to make new ones they have a almost endless supply of raw material at a fraction of the cost of raw elements. Lead acid batteries are the only true success story on the plant when it comes to recycling. Your golf cart battery charger should be able to perform all of these things effectively to meet the demands of the golf cart and the user. Recharging fairly quickly when the battery system has been drained from prolonged use, then being able to be plugged in and left for the summer or winter until the weather permits the use of the golf cart once again. Lester Electric makes a great golf cart battery charger that will do just that. Giving you the peace of mind to plug it in and forget about it. To learn more about who has the best golf battery charger continue reading.