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Old 01-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Angry New batteries not charging

4 new golf cart batteries in my 2005 Inspire 330. 4th nite in the road, with generator running (dry camping), and Freedom Remote Control shows red (bad batteries) the light in the charge button is not on, the charging indicator is lit up red at 11.5 VDC. Anyone out there! Help! mccartyd8064@yahoo.com.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Got meter? 11.5 vdc sounds like battery voltage, not charging voltage. As a workaround get a standalone charger.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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First make sure your 12 volt switch is on. Next check the voltage coming out of the converter. Last but most common on new battery installation,make sure the cables are hooked up correct. Hope you get it going. Best of luck
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1) Check if braker is on 2) Rv charger are trikle charge and could take a up to 8 hours to recharged batteries , 3) when batteries
on charge tester should read more or less 13.5 volt.
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You need to read the Thread "Power Converter Bad," in this Forum. I had the same problem, and just installed a new Converter which solved the charging problem. Turns out, my Converter (PD9155), like another also reported, had a 10A fuse hard wired onto the Circuit Board internally; it was blown and could only be replaced by drilling out the rivets to get at the Board. I bought a new PD9245 with Pendant and Charge Wizard from Amazon for $139, and later discovered that I could have bought the same Converter from eBay for $95. I kept measuring battery voltage (with everyone's help), not Charger output; the new Unit puts out 13.67V DC, and is keeping both the Coach and Chassis battery at full charge.
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The red light doesn't show bad batteries, as you've stated. It shows current charge state of the battery bank. If the charge light does not come on, then, of course, the batteries are not being charged for one reason or the other. Like trackman says, make sure you get all of your connections at the new batteries on correctly. There's a lot of wires back there, and it's not difficult to overlook something. Also, as already stated, make sure the inverter/charger breaker switch located on the unit is not tripped. These things can and will "trip" for a number of reasons. One of them would be incorrect connections at the batteries. Don't ask how I know this. Suggest you look for the easy things first before throwing parts at it. Hopefully, you will find that it is something minor that requires your attention.

Please let us know what you find out....this can be a big help to many of us. Thanks!

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