The charge rate is controlled by a control board
located inside the charger case. If the charger won't stop charging when the
batteries are fully charged, the control board is most likely faulty.
This is usually caused by corrosion or bad
connections in the charge plug handle. Open it up and inspect the connections.
If you see a darkening of the terminals or corrosion, replace the contacts and
tighten up the screws Make sure you do not loose the magnet when you open the
handle. It has to be in there to activate the switch on the golf cart that
prevents it from running when it is being charged.
The Power Wise charger must read an appropriate
voltage from the battery before it will turn on. If the batteries are dead, the
charger doesn't know what is connected to, and won't start
You need to charge the batteries individually with
an automotive battery charger untio they produce enough voltage for the charger
to turn on. You can also use jumper cables to connect you battery pack with
another golf cart of the same voltage. The current will pass from the other cart
to yours and show the charger enough voltage to turn on.
The first thing I check is the fuse. If it is ok,
then test the diodes
If the fuse is good, and the diodes check ok, and
the batteries are not dead, the control board is probably faulty.
If the charger clicks on but the meter does not
show a charge, it may be the meter, but more likely, it is the capacitor. The
capacitor is what turns down the charge rate as the batteries reach full charge.
Sure, just take them out of the case and cut the
frayed portion off and re-install the proper terminals, replace the cord in the
stress reliefs and re-install the cords in the charger. Replacement cords are
available here on the website.
You can find all of the part for your Power Wise
charger right here on this website.