View Full Version : Golf cart battery melted..!!

al cole'holic
11-05-2006, 09:40 AM
..holy shit, anyone melt a battery before in a cart?? Why did it happen...?...on 1 battery in my 36V Ez Go the terminals completely melted away! :jawdrop:
I was on a long run the other night with 4 of us total on the cart...

11-05-2006, 09:43 AM
there must be a short somewhere..

11-05-2006, 09:51 AM
Could have been due to loose battery cables or corrosion.

11-05-2006, 09:55 AM
Could have been due to loose battery cables or corrosion.
What he said. If you upgrade the cable size it helps the battery and controller life.

al cole'holic
11-05-2006, 10:05 AM
...a short and loose cables, I will have to check it all out when I replace the battery...thanks.

11-05-2006, 10:12 AM
It's important to keep all connections clean and tight. A long hard run will discharge the battery at a good rate, and discharging causes gassing of the battery which will lead to heat in the loose or dirty terminal end.
If the battery is still a good battery (other then the bad terminals), it can be repaired.

11-05-2006, 10:26 AM
Sounds like you have been down this road. I have once and won't again!

11-05-2006, 10:32 AM
If it melted the terminal it was a loose connection. Heat in a circuit is directly related to resistance. Loose dirty connections create heat.

11-05-2006, 10:53 AM
This thread is worthless without pictures.

Wet Dream
11-05-2006, 11:17 AM
Melted Battery Terminal:
Loose translation = Poor Preventative Maintenance :p

11-05-2006, 11:27 AM
Too much boost on the flux capacitor :D

11-05-2006, 11:30 AM
Too much boost on the flux capacitor :D
He may have overloaded his hysterysis ring! :)

11-05-2006, 12:25 PM
Don't you guys know anything? Ball Bearings! Everythings Ball Bearings! :rollside:

11-05-2006, 02:17 PM
Were you running it on a treadmill? :idea:

11-05-2006, 02:30 PM
A go-cart is standing on a runway that can move (like a giant conveyor
belt). This conveyor has a control system that tracks the go-cart's
speed and tunes the speed of the conveyor to be exactly the same (but
in the opposite direction) instantly.
Will the battery melt? :idea: :boxed: