Month: October 2017

How to Top off The Batteries With Your Golf Cart Battery Watering System Using a Hand Pump

Here are some basic instructions with a illustration of how to top off your battery system with the Pro-Fill Battery Watering System hand pump. (Note – This Hand pump will connect to your Trojan Hydrolink battery watering system as well as your Club Car Golf Cart PD Plus, FlowRite Pro-fill single point watering systems only. Should you need a hand pump for the BWT System “Battery Watering technologies” You will need the blue bulb hand pump found here.) Now if you just installed your new battery watering system you will find that maintaining the electrolyte in your golf cart batteries will be a breeze now that you installed the system. No more hour long job checking and filling each individual battery cell. You will also realize other cost benefits including extended battery life and increased performance. Being able to fill your batteries without removing the cell caps will allow you to avoid things like battery acid burns, ruined clothing, and breathing noxious fumes not to mention staining or ruining the concrete pad in your garage or shed from the overflow and acid that comes from the batteries when not filled properly. Remember – Important –  Always check the electrolyte/water in your batteries when they are fully charged. Step 1 – Insert pump into jug of distilled water! Only use distilled water when filling your batteries. Step 2 – Prime the bulb by squeezing until full of water from the jug. Step 3 – Once hand pump bulb is primed remove the dust cover from the end of the fill line on your battery watering system. Mate the two connections. Step 4 – Squeezing the golf cart battery watering system hand pump with firm steady pressure to pump water into the battery cells. Step 5 – Continue squeezing/pumping the hand pump until the bulb becomes firm. All battery cells are full once achieved. Step 6 – Immediately disconnect the connectors between the battery watering system and the hand pump. Then replace the dust cover.           Flow-Rite Pro-Fill Hand Pump How To Illustration   You can finally relax and rest assured with properly watered batteries the battery lasts longer and performs better. The average person does not even know they need to check or fill there golf cart batteries with water til it is to late and they need to buy new batteries. Once they do know they still don’t really know how to do it or how much water should be added and when to do it. You can learn more about proper battery maintenance here. One of the biggest problems is overfilling a battery. This results in loss of acid or technically speaking changes the specific gravity of the electrolyte(acid) in the battery and once this occurs you can damage the battery plates when charging. Either way it equals loss of capacity and life expectancy of your batteries. A golf cart battery watering system takes the guess work out of this task and insures your batteries get filled properly and to the specific level every time. In minutes… Continue reading here if you want to learn more about a battery watering system or order yours today.

How to Install New Input Control Board On Your EZGO Powerwise Charger

This Blog article is to help ease the installation of your new Ezgo Powerwise charger control circuit board. We are talking specifically about the 28667G01 Ezgo OEM Powerwise input control board. designed specifically for the Ezgo Golf Cart Powerwise Battery Charger shown below. Manufacturers part numbers 28732G01, 28732G02 and 28115G01 – G11. These chargers where found on all Ezgo vehicles from 1994 to current that operate with a 36 volt battery system and utilize the TxT 2 pin connector. Also known as the D36 or Powerwise plug.
Ezgo Powerwise Charger Image
Ezgo 36 Volt Powerwise Golf Cart Battery Charger
This is going to be a fairly straight forward installation and you will only need a few basic tools. Tools required:
  • Pliers
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Screw Driver
  • Heat shrink or Electrical Tape
Ezgo Powerwise Charger Illustration Exploded View INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS : 1. Remove the AC plug from the electrical outlet and the DC plug from the vehicle receptacle. 2. Open the Charger Cover (1) by removing screws (2). Retain for installation later. 3. Make a note of the location and color of each wire before disconnecting the wires from the Input Board-Power Control; be sure to connect the wires to the new Input Board-Power Control in the same location that they were removed from. 4. Remove the Input Board-Power Control (3) by removing the spacer supports (4). Discard the old Input Board-Power Control (3) and retain the spacer supports (4) for installatin of new Input Board-Power Control (3). 5. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.   IF THIS WAS A HELPFUL HOW TO BLOG POST PLEASE LET US KNOW. COMMENT BELOW AND LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SUCCESSFUL INSTALLATION.  Need a new 28667G01 Ezgo Powerwise Input Circuit Control Board in your Golf cart Battery Charger.   

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