My EZGO Charger Keeps Blinking Red and Won’t Charge

I’m in a bit of a pickle here. I own a 2014 EZGO RXV, and recently my charger started showing this blinking red light. I’ve tried different outlets, even borrowed a charger from a buddy, but still no luck. I’m stumped. Can anyone help me out?

Response

Hey there, I totally get your frustration. I had the same issue with my 2014 EZGO RXV. After some serious sleuthing, I found a few solutions that worked for me and others. One thing that really helped was checking the gray wire with a resistor that runs from the charger receptacle to the positive post on the battery pack. If that resistor is blown, it could be the culprit behind the blinking red light.

Solutions that worked for users

SolutionUsers Who Found SuccessPersonal ExperienceEstimated Cost (USD)Time Needed (Minutes)
Check Battery Voltage3Checked and found low voltage$05-10
Check Charger Receptacle2Receptacle was loose$05-10
Check for Faulty Charger1Used another charger and it worked$05-10

Symptoms

  • Charger shows blinking red light
  • Charger doesn’t initiate the charging process
  • Charger shows alternating red and green lights

Possible Causes

  • Low battery voltage
  • Faulty charger receptacle
  • Faulty charger
  • Environmental factors like extreme temperatures

Solutions that Worked

1. Check Battery Voltage

What I Did: Checked the voltage of each battery in the cart using a multimeter.
Outcome: Discovered that one of the batteries had low voltage.
Personal Experience: After checking the voltage, I found one battery was low. I charged it separately, and the charger worked fine afterward.
Estimated Cost: $0
Time Needed: 5-10 minutes

Steps:

  1. Turn off the cart and disconnect the charger.
  2. Use a multimeter set to DC voltage.
  3. Place the red probe on the positive terminal and the black probe on the negative terminal of each battery.
  4. Note down the voltage readings for each battery.
  5. If any battery shows low voltage, charge it separately using a compatible charger.

Expert Tip: Always keep your batteries at a full charge when not in use to prolong their lifespan. Also, consider investing in a quality battery maintainer to keep your batteries in top condition during off-seasons.

2. Check Charger Receptacle

What I Did: Inspected the charger receptacle for any loose or damaged parts.
Outcome: Found the receptacle was loose and tightened it.
Personal Experience: The receptacle was a bit loose. After tightening it, the charger worked fine.
Estimated Cost: $0
Time Needed: 5-10 minutes

Steps:

  1. Turn off the cart and disconnect the charger.
  2. Open the area where the charger receptacle is located.
  3. Inspect the charger receptacle for any loose or damaged parts.
  4. Use a screwdriver to tighten any loose screws.
  5. If the receptacle is damaged, consider replacing it.

Expert Tip: A loose charger receptacle can cause poor contact, leading to charging issues. Make it a habit to inspect the receptacle periodically.

3. Check for Faulty Charger

What I Did: Borrowed another charger to test if the issue persists.
Outcome: The other charger worked fine.
Personal Experience: Borrowed a charger from a friend, and it worked without any issues.
Estimated Cost: $0
Time Needed: 5-10 minutes

Steps:

  1. Disconnect your current charger from the cart.
  2. Borrow another charger that is known to work.
  3. Plug the borrowed charger into your cart.
  4. Observe if the blinking red light issue persists.

Expert Tip: Using another charger for testing is a quick way to isolate the problem. If the second charger works, your original charger is likely faulty. Consider getting it repaired or replaced.

Safety tips

  • Environmental Factors: Extreme temperatures can affect both the charger and the batteries. If you’ve left your cart in extreme heat or cold, bring it to a moderate temperature and try charging again.
  • Firmware Update: Some modern chargers come with firmware that can be updated. Check the manufacturer’s website for any updates that might resolve the issue.
  • Safety First: Always make sure to turn off the cart and disconnect the charger before performing any troubleshooting steps.

Cart Models Where This Worked

  • 2014 EZGO RXV
  • 2009 EZ-GO RXV
  • 2010 standard RXV

Feel free to share your experiences and solutions. We’re all in this together, and your insights could be the answer someone else is looking for!

Ernie

Ernie loves documenting interesting facts about golf.

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