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Old 04-26-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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Charging golf cart batteries

Will a stock charging system in a 2016 cougar 5th wheel charge 4 golf cart batteries
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What is the "stock" charging system?
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:38 PM   #3
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If you mean the stock converter, it may or it may not - probably won't do a really good job. They're meant to charge one or two regular deep cycle 12v batteries and don't usually have the right output to even correctly charge them.
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If your golf cart batteries are 6 volt and paired to provide 12 volts to the coach, then they will charge just like any other 12 volt battery. But it does mean everything needs to be connected properly. Chuck
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As I stated, it probably won't - go here: Last updated and scroll down to "What about my converter?" for the reason why.

If you're going for serious batteries, then you need a serious charger. You MAY have a three stage one that MAY provide high enough voltage for a long enough period, but you'll have to figure that out yourself.
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A pair of golf cart batteries wired in series to produce 12 volts acts and charges no differently than a single 12 volt battery. It charges the same and provides power the same. I have installed them in hundreds of boats, including our own, connected to common battery chargers and inverters. Our own boat is charged by a 45 amp Iota converter/charger connected to 4 golf cart batteries, wired as two 12 volt batteries, and has used that configuration for the last 7 years. If the charger is connected to both batteries properly, and the batteries are wired properly, it will charge both. The down side might be if one of the batteries develops a problem it will bring down all of the batteries and could overcharge any of the good ones. But you don't say what type of charger your using, and I don't know the details of the Couger, so it's almost impossible to properly answer your questions. Being a 2016, it should be a reasonable charger. A single charger can charge both batteries. But if your charger is already designed to charge two batteries, you are in a better position. Hope this helps. Chuck
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Will a stock charging system in a 2016 cougar 5th wheel charge 4 golf cart batteries
There are way too many unknowns to answer your question. That said, the specs for the converter-chargers I've seen have made me wonder what the designers were thinking--the voltage settings seemed too low to adequately or properly charge batteries, resulting in less than optimum charging, performance and premature death. That is sometimes compounded by the way they are installed--often so far from the batteries that the voltage loss will prevent the batteries from ever getting fully/properly charged.

One of the unknowns in your situation is how you will use your batteries. How low will you drain them? Another is how often you will hook up to shore power. Yet another, how long will you stay hooked up to shore power. There are many other unknowns.

Your converter-charger may be fine under one set of circumstances but woefully inadequate under another.

Batteries shouldn't be drained too low, should be recharged fully ASAP, at the proper settings for their type and condition which includes compensating the charge settings based on ambient temperature.

Will your converter-charger charge your batteries? Yes. Will it do so well? Probably not, IMHO. Perhaps few if any of them will.
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