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Old 04-16-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Storage with No power

I had a family emergency and left my cart in my cargo trailer in storage fully charged at a camp ground. Now in the past I have always left it plugged in if I was going to be gone for a little bit. Now this time away I could be anywhere from 7 weeks to few months away. How long can I leave it in storage before I do damage to the batteries. I didn't think to disconnect the main + /- from the pack and what is there to drain them ?
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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. . . just "sitting" will drain them . . . as long as they did not get down to the point where they could freeze, you should be able to "resurrect" them . .
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:50 PM   #3
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The batteries will self discharge even if you disconnect them. Best bet is to keep them charged periodically or use a maintainer to trickle charge them.
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They will self discharge at a rate of up to 1% per day, at that rate 60 days is a max.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:21 PM   #5
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i see it all the time around my park .. the snow birds go home for 6 months and can't figure out why their cart is dead when they return
i have 12~ 15 carts i care for that i charge every other week and run about 2 miles a month to keep tires from damage
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i see it all the time around my park .. the snow birds go home for 6 months and can't figure out why their cart is dead when they return
i have 12~ 15 carts i care for that i charge every other week and run about 2 miles a month to keep tires from damage

Sweet job - that's my retirement plan

I know - I know - go look for the light bar
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