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The Greatest Golf Cart Battery Chargers Ever

Ok so you need a new golf cart battery charger. You start to look around online or locally at your neighborhood golf cart shop and quickly realize there are all sorts of options and the prices are all over the place – just crazy right? So let me help set you straight and sort thru the mess.  You might not be able to touch and feel it or try it out first but if you know what you want and need you will always find a better deal online vs local. Even if you do not know what exact charger you need or want you can always call us and one of our team members will be more than happy to help you get what you need. You will also need to wait a few days to get your new charger vs going home with it that day. Though if you want to save $100-200 bucks it is worth the wait. We also ship all of our golf cart battery chargers for free anywhere in the USA ( Lower 48 ) – if ordered before 2:00PM (EST) it will even ship the same day. Trust Pete and his team to get what you need to power up your cart. Pete has been dealing with DC power related products for years and knows what is what and who is who when it comes to battery chargers. Read on… to learn more than you ever thought you needed to know about golf cart battery chargers.

Who is Who and Who Makes the Best Battery Chargers

There are numerous brands of golf cart battery chargers currently on the market and you can bet the farm some are better than others. You will find many brands on the market today that make all sorts of claims. But only a few will live up to their claims and perform as you would hope. At the tip top of that list lives Lester Electrical. They have been making battery chargers for all sorts of applications for decades. Then you have all the rest that wish they where a Lester charger.

Brand names Like –  Accusense, DPI, Delta Q, Dual Pro, Eagle, Schauer, Schumacher, ThunderBull, Quick Charge, and many more…. though these names are notable chargers that are able to charge your golf cart battery bank effectively because they do have enough amperage output at the designated operating voltage. All the rest I will not even bother to mention as there are many and non of which have enough amperage output to charge your golf cart effectively.  Nor is the charger construction adequate – You can expect to pay between $300 and $600 dollars for a good quality charger. If you find one for under $200 buyer beware…. you will most likely be replacing it in the months ahead.

Typically you will need or want at least 10 amps output and the required operating voltage of your golf carts battery bank. Usually 13-15 amps is the sweet spot these days for DC output from a good charger being used in residential applications. The manufacturers do try to keep the amperage output down under 15 as most residential breakers in the home are 15 amp. Though Delta Q, DPI and Lester Electrical all make larger more powerful chargers should you need something to charge faster or want to use higher AC voltage inputs… You can reach out to us at 772-247-4653 and a team member can help steer you in the right direction.

Features That Make Up Any Good Charger

If you are a new golf cart owner or an experienced one you will want your new golf cart battery charger to have a handful of basic features.

Basic Features:

  1. Auto Shut Off – ( Very Important – Not like chargers from decades ago where you had to set a timer. )
  2. Quality Components and Materials – ( You want quality materials and products used to make the charger if you want it to last for years to come.)
  3. Reverse Polarity Protection – ( Also important as you do not want to blow up your new charger because you plugged it in backwards.)
  4. Warranty – ( Any quality battery charger the manufacture will offer at least a one year warranty standing behind their product.)

Bonus Features:

  1. Aluminum Construction – (Aluminum Alloy Benefits – Anti-Corrosive, Fast Heat Transfer, Light Weight)
  2. IP Rated – ( Weather Resistance/ Water Resistance )
  3. Programmable – ( Great feature to get maximum performance and add life to your golf cart batteries. As you can program charger specifically for your batteries.)
  4. Usage Options – ( Versatile enough to use in multiple applications )

Golf Cart Owners Wish List Features

  1. Auto Regulating – ( Will turn itself on and off when batteries need to be charged. Not needing a Human hand to actually plug in and turn on. )
  2. Auto Sensing – ( Detects and charges at multiple voltage levels. )
  3. BlueTooth Connectivity – ( Allows you to communicate directly with the device to gather or view information and performance history painless and wireless.)
  4. Cutting Edge Design and Technology ( Universal usage and durability for onboard or offboard application )
  5. Ease of Use – ( Plug it in and it does its thing – Until you unplug it! )
  6. IP66 Rated – ( Plug it in, Turn it on, and go get the garden hose…. and if you water the charger on accident while watering the flowers, its cool! No Harm Done…)
  7. Multi-Year Warranty – ( Industry Leading Warranty Duration – 3 Years )
  8.  Weight Loss – ( Who doesn’t want to lose some weight? Traditionally Chargers weigh a ton… like 30-40lbs each! Now these solid state devices weigh in under 10.)

Summary

So you added it all up and what ya get? The All New Lester Summit II Golf Cart Battery Charger! Hands down it takes the cake for Best and Greatest Golf Cart Battery Charger Ever! Ever and Ever… Add up all those features and wishes and you get the new Summit Series Line of battery chargers from Lester Electrical. They tick off every box on our list of needs and wants and some…. Not to mention they offer a 4 year warranty on them all for those old charger diehards still skeptical about making the switch. As time goes on you wont have a choice though as the charger manufacturer like most others do not have to continue making parts for your vehicle like the car industry. Golf Cart Battery Charger Parts are already becoming scarce because they are no longer producing alot of the components.

Lester really hit the ball out of the park again. Learn More about the Old Style Chargers vs the New Style. Another Lesteronic glory story … we see the writing on the wall as another big thing for years to come. Read about the first time they made history here. The last of the big bulky square boat anchors Lester called the Links Series are gone. We loved those chargers and their consistent no hassle no fuss reliable operation day in day out year in year out. Now you get the best of both worlds… World known Lester Electrical reliability, but with brains! Like the equivalent of 2 college grads and a rocket scientist! Now that’s SMART! Get yours today and save… Use this to find the Golf Cart Battery Charger you need for your golf cart. Available in 24 volt , 36 volt , 48 volt and even 72 volt applications for all the major brands of golf carts. Bad Boy Buggy Chargers , Club Car Chargers , Ezgo Battery Chargers , Star Car Battery Chargers , Yamaha Golf Cart Battery Chargers .

Why Make The Switch

So now for the thinkers out there that still ask why? The Dept. of Energy started this mission years ago to make household electrical devices more efficient. The famous golf cart battery charger was just one of the things on their list. With millions of electric golf carts in use in the United States alone it just makes sense. These new style chargers not only consume and use less energy to charge your golf cart they require less resources and lower carbon foot print to produce. Ok so you do not care if we need to build 10 more nuclear power plants nationwide to sustain the current growth and demand for energy in this county over the next decade. Surely you care about our environment. So how about stronger more powerful batteries in your golf cart? How about longer lasting golf cart batteries. Or lower maintenance golf cart batteries. Regardless if you have a golf cart battery watering system or not. How about peace of mind! Surely you have way more important things going on in your life to worry about your golf carts battery charger. Right? So quit thinking – Get your new Lester charger today and save! Plug-n-play! Plug it in and forget about it….

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How To Wire Your New 1050W Bluetooth Summit II Battery Charger

This is a resource for those installing their new 1050W Lester Summit Series II Battery Charger. These units are very well designed and very universal. Works great in all applications though some configuring is required. The 1050W version is specific for 24 volt applications and packs a punch at 25 amps…. Though it also has an auto voltage feature that will allow charging 36 volt and 48 volt applications as well. Learn more about the Auto Voltage feature now.

Unfortunately for us Lester has followed the trend of other large companies and does not include multi-page owners manuals in their products any longer. This is a good idea I am sure for the forest and environment but not going to help you or me the installer with the task at hand. Lester has opted for electronic files and expect you to find one online some where as we have in this blog post. Though we get alot of calls concerning this issue so we have just made it easier for you to access the information you will need to wire up your new battery charger.

Note: These wiring instructions will only apply to the 1050W version of this battery charger. If you purchased the 650W  36 Volt or 48 Volt version please refer to this How To Wire Up My New 650W Lester Summit II Golf Cart Battery Charger Article

 

Looking to purchase a new Lester Golf Cart Battery Charger follow this thread to learn more and Save BIG!!!!

Getting Started:

Make sure you ordered and received the correct charger and DC side cord set for your application. ref to the DC side cord set legend below. Or double check the golf cart charger receptacle on your golf cart if you intend to use this charger in an Off-board application. Otherwise it is pretty straight forward to install and use in an onboard application. All onboard applications will simply require a ring terminal DC cordset to wire to the main positive and negative terminals on the battery bank in their application.

1. – Charger Mounting Recommendations

Proper installation is important to achieve optimum performance and life from your new charger. Always allow for as much free air space around the charger as possible.  The best mounting orientations for this charger are shown below in Figure 2-1. The best way to mount the charger for On-board use is with the charger base bolted to a 0.1 inch (2.5 mm) minimum thick metal plate. This provides both a strong base but good thermal conductive cooling. A poor thermal conductive material is plastic or wood though charger should still perform well. We have installed many of these units in many applications and to date no issues!

The charger dimensions and mounting hole locations are shown below in Figure 2-2. For off-board applications an optional handle is available for ease in carrying. The charger case also has routing and securing locations for the AC and DC cordsets when they need to be routed to the opposite ends as shown in Figure 2-3.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit II Battery Charger 1050W 24V 36V 48V

2. – How To Route AC and DC Side Battery Charger Cord set Wiring Properly For Your Application

Depending on the application ( On-board vs Off-board) will determine the proper way to route the cord sets for optimal fit, function and performance. The Lester Summit II Series Chargers are designed very well and the designers thought of it all as they created the next generation golf cart battery charger to meet or exceed your needs. With a combination of molded track into the cooling fins of the charger or with additional support and routing hardware you can wire up in a few configurations. See Figure 2-3 below.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit II Battery Charger 1050W 24V 36V 48V

3. – OFF-BOARD (SHELF) VERSUS ON-BOARD (BUILT-IN) CHARGERS

This section describes how the charger operates when the charger type is set to Off-Board or On-Board. Based on your application, this setting can be changed via the ChargerConnect app under “System Profile” (Learn More About the App Now – Then Tap To Get the App).

The charger was factory-configured with the active battery profile that was requested as part of the original order from Lester Electrical. The charger was also factory-configured for mounting on-board a battery powered vehicle/machine or for off-board use in a shelf or portable application per the original order from Lester Electrical. Before (1) using the charger for the first time or (2) using the charger with a battery pack of a different type or capacity, use the ChargerConnect app to verify that the proper active battery profile is selected and that the system settings match your application. (Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Battery Profile Quick Reference).

Off-Board Applications

Off-board chargers are designed to be used in shelf or portable applications. If the AC input plug is connected to AC power, a new charge cycle automatically starts when the DC output is connected to a battery pack of the proper voltage. Disconnecting and reconnecting AC power while the DC output remains connected to a battery pack WILL NOT automatically start a new charge cycle. Disconnecting the DC output from the battery pack IS REQUIRED to automatically start a new charge cycle.

On-Board Applications

On-board chargers are designed to be mounted on electric vehicles/equipment. If the DC output is connected to a battery pack of the proper voltage, a charge cycle automatically starts when the AC input plug is connected to AC power (unless a safety period of time has not passed since the successful completion of the previous charge cycle). Disconnecting the DC output from the battery pack IS NOT REQUIRED to automatically start a new charge cycle.

4. – Battery Chemistry and Types

Battery Type – These charger contain multiple battery profiles for different battery types (including wet/flooded, AGM, and gel) and capacities of batteries. If you purchased your new Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger from us the charger is set for basic flooded batteries. They are always factory-configured with the active battery profile that is requested as part of PO to Lester Electrical.

It is still recommended that you use the ChargerConnect app to verify the proper active battery profile is selected. (A) Before using the charger for the first time or (B) using the charger with a battery pack of a different chemistry or capacity.  If the proper battery profile is not available on the charger, the ChargerConnect app can be used to download the appropriate battery profile from the Cloud. If the battery type you will be charging is not available via the ChargerConnect app Cloud.

(For example, If you need information for a specific lithium ion brand or chemistry), Contact Lester Electrical for more information.

THIS CHARGER IS FOR USE ONLY WITH BATTERY SYSTEMS OF THE SAME TYPE AS THE ACTIVE BATTERY PROFILE. BATTERIES IMPROPERLY MATCHED WITH THE CHARGER MAY BURST CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE BATTERIES OR CHARGER.

Special Note – If the active battery profile is changed, we suggest you mark the charger ratings label or add an additional label or tag for future reference.

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Battery manufacturers frequently use the same battery cases for different battery types. Wet/flooded batteries have removable cell caps. Water electrolyzed by discharging and charging the battery is replaced through these openings. Sealed (AGM and gel) batteries are generally distinguished by non-removable cell caps. The physical appearance of the battery case is frequently the same as a wet battery, though the cell caps are generally not removable. Refer to the battery manufacturer’s information panel on the battery case to determine the type of battery in your application. If the sticker is not readable or is missing, we suggest you do not use the
battery charger until you can verify the specifics of the battery in your application. If you have questions regarding which battery profile to select for use with your particular battery pack. If you purchased your new golf cart battery charger from us by all means give us a call to help walk you through this process. Otherwise we suggest you contact the company you purchased the charger from and if need be Lester Electrical directly for further assistance.

5. – AC Power Input

This charger is designed to operate at 50-60 hertz, with an AC input rating of 100-240 volts, single-phase. The charger has an AC operating range of 85-265 volts, 45-65 hertz. This golf cart battery charger is equipped with an IEC 60320 C16 inlet for the AC input power as shown below. This allows the AC power cord set to be selected with a proper plug compatible with your local electrical codes. The AC power cord set must be a minimum of 18 AWG (1.0 mm2) for proper operation. An AC cord clamp is also included to retain the AC power cord in the IEC connector.

Special Note – Those who require an extension cord. Strive to make the distance as short as possible and use the biggest thickest industrial cord you have handy. This is because you will experience voltage drop over a longer span (cord) from the power supply outlet. Below 108 volts, the charger may reduce output power.

6. – How To Disconnect AC Power From The Lester Summit II Golf Cart Battery Charger

See Image below. This is the AC power cordset inlet. To disconnect or connect you simply need to loosen the screw on the side of the clamp. Then firmly grab the IEC connector with your fingers and pull.  To install or plug back in make sure you push the plug into the charger completely. Then you may tighten the AC cord clamp to secure the AC power cord to the charger.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit II Battery Charger 1050W 24V 36V 48V

The installed AC power cord set must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all applicable electrical codes and ordinances. If this charger includes the UL Listed symbol on its ratings label, it is provided with a cord set for connection to outlets operating at nominal 120 volts (or 240 volts as appropriate). If the input plug does not fit the power outlet, contact Lester Electrical for the proper cord set terminating in an attachment plug of the proper configuration for the power outlet.

6. – How To Connect DC Power Cord To The 1050W Lester Summit II Series Golf Cart Battery Charger

WARNING – CHARGER DC CORD SET MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 12 AWG WIRE SIZE FOR PROPER HEAT DISSIPATION ON 36V AND 48V SYSTEMS AND A MINIMUM OF 10 AWG WIRE SIZE FOR 24V SYSTEMS. TO PREVENT RISK OF FIRE, DO NOT USE SMALLER GAUGE WIRE.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit II Battery Charger 1050W 24V 36V 48V

The DC side cord set attaches to the external DC terminal block on the battery charger. See Figure 6.2-1 above. Remove the connection cover (if pre-installed) to expose the DC terminal block. Based on the DC cord connector/plug/terminals your application will require will determine proper wiring of the device. Use Dc Side Common Connector Legend shown below to determine the correct wiring configuration for your golf cart battery charger receptacle plug connector or onboard application.

The DC output cordset includes a connector, plug, or terminals. The polarity of the charger DC connector/plug/terminals must be the same as the battery connector/receptacle/terminals. The BLACK DC cable must be connected to the battery negative (-), and the WHITE or RED DC cable must be connected to
the battery positive (+). The charger will not operate if the polarity is reversed.

Once you have determined the proper wiring configuration you may proceed to then attach the DC side cord set wires as shown in images. Refer to figure 6.2-2. for further assistance. Installation will require a #2 Phillips head screw driver. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN SCREWS OR YOU WILL RISK DAMAGE TO THE DC SIDE JUNCTION BOX. ( Proper Torque settings for the positive and negative terminal screws are to be 18 in-lbs (2.0 Nm).  The lockout and external temperature sense terminal connections is to be 12 in-lbs (1.35 N-m).

Next place the strain relief over the DC cord set cable/wires on the side of the DC terminal block where the cord set will exit junction box. When
individual wires are used for on-board applications, place the foam rubber gasket that comes on the cord set under the strain relief, center the wires, and then tighten the strain relief screws and torque them to 9 in-lbs (1 N-m). This prevents the wires from getting pinched on the side of the strain relief when tightened. Replace
the terminal block cover, and torque the cover screws to 9 in-lbs (1 N-m).

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit II Battery Charger 1050W 24V 36V 48V

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit II Battery Charger 1050W 24V 36V 48V

7. – Vehicle Lockout Control (Optional)

The charger lockout/interlock control signal can be interfaced with the vehicle/equipment to prevent use/movement of the vehicle while the charger is in use. The lockout control signal, available on Terminal 2 on the DC terminal block (see Figure 6.2-1), is internally pulled high through a 10k ohm resistor to battery positive (+) when lockout is not active and is pulled low to < 1 Vdc when lockout is active. The lockout control signal is typically interfaced with the vehicle motor speed controller.

If you are uncertain of how to interface the lockout control signal with your vehicle, please contact your vehicle dealer.

(1) If the charger is configured for on-board use, the lockout control signal will be active while AC power is applied to the charger.

(2) If the charger is configured for off-board use, the lockout control signal will be active while a valid battery is connected to the charger.

Based on your application, you can configure the charger as on-board or off-board via the ChargerConnect app under “System Profile”.

8. – How To Use The Optional External Port ( CAN BUS Connection) On Your Summit II Battery Charger

 

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit II Battery Charger 1050W 24V 36V 48V

9. – Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

If you still have not connected to your charger or downloaded the ChargerConnect App for your new Lester Summit II Battery Charger Scroll back up in this How To Article until you see the Get Connected Links for Android and iPhone applications.

10. – Battery Care and Maintenance – Learn More Now In This How To Article From Pete….

Here are some basic but informative tips from the Pros….

Motive power battery packs are subjected to severe deep-cycle duty on a daily basis. Although these batteries are designed to withstand such duty, the following precautions must be observed to obtain good performance and maximum cycle life.

1. When installing new batteries, be sure the polarity of each battery and the overall battery pack is correct. Otherwise, battery and/or charger damage can result.

2. New batteries should be given a full charge before their first use because it is difficult to know how long the batteries have been stored.

3. New batteries and older batteries that have been in storage are not capable of their rated output until they have been discharged and charged a number of times. Consult the manufacturer of your batteries for more information.

4. DO NOT EXCESSIVELY DISCHARGE YOUR BATTERIES. Excessive discharge can cause polarity reversal of individual cells resulting in complete failure shortly thereafter.

5. Maintain the proper electrolyte level of wet (flooded) batteries by adding water when necessary. Distilled or deionized water is best for battery life. Never allow the electrolyte level to fall below the top of the battery plates. Electrolyte levels lower during discharge and rise during charge. Therefore, to prevent the overflow of electrolyte when charging, it is mandatory that water be added to cells AFTER they have been fully charged – do not overfill. Old batteries require more frequent additions of water than new batteries.

6. Hard crystalline sulfates form when batteries in storage are not maintained in a charged active state. Internal self discharge can bring about the start of this condition in as little as three days in warm temperatures. Batteries not maintained and allowed to sit in storage will self discharge, sulfate and lose capacity. Repeated charging without using the batteries between charges can recover some of the lost power, range, and life, but some permanent loss should be expected.

7. Cold batteries require more time to fully charge. When the temperature falls below 65°F, the batteries should be placed on charge as soon after use as possible.

8. The tops of batteries and battery hold downs must be kept clean and dry at all times to prevent excessive self discharge and the flow of current between the battery posts and frame. Electrolyte spilled on bbatteries never dries or evaporates.

9. All connections to batteries must be maintained clean and tight. Due to heating and discharge rates, bolted connections loosen over time. Re-tighten the connections twice yearly to the torques specified by the battery manufacturers.

10. Follow all operating instructions, cautions, and warnings as specified in this manual, on the charger, in the battery manuals, and in the vehicle manuals.

11. NEVER try to charge a frozen battery.

 

For those that thought this How To Article was helpful feel free to drop us a line. Or if you still have questions and need answers feel free to contact us at (772)-444-2280 or (772) 247- GOLF

And then for those who would like to purchase a new Lester Golf Cart Battery Charger follow this thread to learn more and Save BIG!!!!

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How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger – 650W

This is a quick resource for those going it alone and putting their new Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger into service. These units are very well designed and very universal. Works great in all applications though some configuring is required.

Unfortunately for us Lester has followed the trend of other large companies and does not include multi-page owners manuals in their products any longer. This is a good idea I am sure for the forest and environment but not going to help me the installer with the task at hand. So they opt for electronic files and expect you to find one online some where as we have this blog post. Though we get alot of calls concerning this issue so we just made it easier for you to access the information you will need to wire up your new golf cart battery charger.

Note: These wiring instructions will only apply to the 650W version of this charger. If you purchased the 1050W 24 Volt, 36 Volt or 48 Volt version please refer to this How To Installation Article for the 1050W Summit Series II Battery Charger.

Looking to purchase a new Lester Golf Cart Battery Charger follow this thread to learn more and Save BIG!!!!

Getting Started:

Make sure you ordered and received the correct charger and DC side cord set for your application. ref to the DC side cord set legend below. Or double check the golf cart charger receptacle on your golf cart if you intend to use this charger in an Off-board application. Otherwise it is pretty straight forward to install and use in an onboard application. All onboard applications will simply require a ring terminal DC cordset to wire to the main positive and negative terminals on the battery bank in their application.

1. – Charger Mounting Recommendations

Proper installation is important to achieve optimum performance and life from your new charger. Always allow for as much free air space around the charger as possible.  The best mounting orientations for this charger are shown below in Figure 2-1. The best way to mount the charger for On-board use is with the charger base bolted to a 0.1 inch (2.5 mm) minimum thick metal plate. This provides both a strong base but good thermal conductive cooling. A poor thermal conductive material is plastic or wood though charger should still perform well. We have installed many of these units in many applications and to date no issues!

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

The charger dimensions and mounting hole locations are shown below in Figure 2-2. For off-board applications an optional handle is available for ease in carrying. The charger case also has routing and securing locations for the AC and DC cordsets when they need to be routed to the opposite ends as shown in Figure 2-3.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

2. – How To Route AC and DC Side Battery Charger Cordset Properly For Your Application

Depending on the application ( On-board vs Off-board) will determine the proper way to route the cord sets for optimal fit, function and performance. The Lester Summit II Series Chargers are designed very well and the designers thought of it all as they created the next generation golf cart battery charger to meet or exceed your needs. With a combination of molded track into the cooling fins of the charger or with additional support and routing hardware you can wire up in a few configurations. See Figure 2-3 below.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

3. – OFF-BOARD (SHELF) VERSUS ON-BOARD (BUILT-IN) CHARGERS

This section describes how the charger operates when the charger type is set to Off-Board or On-Board. Based on your application, this setting can be changed via the ChargerConnect app under “System Profile” (Learn More About the App Now – Then Tap To Get the App).

The charger was factory-configured with the active battery profile that was requested as part of the original order from Lester Electrical. The charger was also factory-configured for mounting on-board a battery powered vehicle/machine or for off-board use in a shelf or portable application per the original order from Lester Electrical. Before (1) using the charger for the first time or (2) using the charger with a battery pack of a different type or capacity, use the ChargerConnect app to verify that the proper active battery profile is selected and that the system settings match your application. (Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Battery Profile Quick Reference).

Off-Board Applications

Off-board chargers are designed to be used in shelf or portable applications. If the AC input plug is connected to AC power, a new charge cycle automatically starts when the DC output is connected to a battery pack of the proper voltage. Disconnecting and reconnecting AC power while the DC output remains connected to a battery pack WILL NOT automatically start a new charge cycle. Disconnecting the DC output from the battery pack IS REQUIRED to automatically start a new charge cycle.

On-Board Applications

On-board chargers are designed to be mounted on electric vehicles/equipment. If the DC output is connected to a battery pack of the proper voltage, a charge cycle automatically starts when the AC input plug is connected to AC power (unless a safety period of time has not passed since the successful completion of the previous charge cycle). Disconnecting the DC output from the battery pack IS NOT REQUIRED to automatically start a new charge cycle.

4. – Battery Chemistry and Types

Battery Type – These charger contain multiple battery profiles for different battery types (including wet/flooded, AGM, and gel) and capacities of batteries. If you purchased your new Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger from us the charger is set for basic flooded batteries. They are always factory-configured with the active battery profile that is requested as part of PO to Lester Electrical.

It is still recommended that you use the ChargerConnect app to verify the proper active battery profile is selected. (A) Before using the charger for the first time or (B) using the charger with a battery pack of a different chemistry or capacity.  If the proper battery profile is not available on the charger, the ChargerConnect app can be used to download the appropriate battery profile from the Cloud. If the battery type you will be charging is not available via the ChargerConnect app Cloud.

(For example, If you need information for a specific lithium ion brand or chemistry), Contact Lester Electrical for more information.

THIS CHARGER IS FOR USE ONLY WITH BATTERY SYSTEMS OF THE SAME TYPE AS THE ACTIVE BATTERY PROFILE. BATTERIES IMPROPERLY MATCHED WITH THE CHARGER MAY BURST CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE BATTERIES OR CHARGER.

Special Note – If the active battery profile is changed, we suggest you mark the charger ratings label or add an additional label or tag for future reference.

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Battery manufacturers frequently use the same battery cases for different battery types. Wet/flooded batteries have removable cell caps. Water electrolyzed by discharging and charging the battery is replaced through these openings. Sealed (AGM and gel) batteries are generally distinguished by non-removable cell caps. The physical appearance of the battery case is frequently the same as a wet battery, though the cell caps are generally not removable. Refer to the battery manufacturer’s information panel on the battery case to determine the type of battery in your application. If the sticker is not readable or is missing, we suggest you do not use the
battery charger until you can verify the specifics of the battery in your application. If you have questions regarding which battery profile to select for use with your particular battery pack. If you purchased your new golf cart battery charger from us by all means give us a call to help walk you through this process. Otherwise we suggest you contact the company you purchased the charger from and if need be Lester Electrical directly for further assistance.

5. – AC Power Input

This charger is designed to operate at 50-60 hertz, with an AC input rating of 100-240 volts, single-phase. The charger has an AC operating range of 85-265 volts, 45-65 hertz. This golf cart battery charger is equipped with an IEC 60320 C16 inlet for the AC input power as shown below. This allows the AC power cord set to be selected with a proper plug compatible with your local electrical codes. The AC power cord set must be a minimum of 18 AWG (1.0 mm2) for proper operation. An AC cord clamp is also included to retain the AC power cord in the IEC connector.

Special Note – Those who require an extension cord. Strive to make the distance as short as possible and use the biggest thickest industrial cord you have handy. This is because you will experience voltage drop over a longer span (cord) from the power supply outlet. Below 108 volts, the charger may reduce output power.

6. – How To Disconnect AC Power From The Lester Summit II Golf Cart Battery Charger

See Image below. This is the AC power cordset inlet. To disconnect or connect you simply need to loosen the screw on the side of the clamp. Then firmly grab the IEC connector with your fingers and pull.  To install or plug back in make sure you push the plug into the charger completely. Then you may tighten the AC cord clamp to secure the AC power cord to the charger.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

The installed AC power cord set must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all applicable electrical codes and ordinances. If this charger includes the UL Listed symbol on its ratings label, it is provided with a cord set for connection to outlets operating at nominal 120 volts (or 240 volts as appropriate). If the input plug does not fit the power outlet, contact Lester Electrical for the proper cord set terminating in an attachment plug of the proper configuration for the power outlet.

6. – How To Connect DC Power Cord To The Lester Summit II Series Golf Cart Battery Charger

WARNING – CHARGER DC CORD SET MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 12 AWG WIRE SIZE FOR PROPER HEAT DISSIPATION ON 36V AND 48V SYSTEMS AND A MINIMUM OF 10 AWG WIRE SIZE FOR 24V SYSTEMS. TO PREVENT RISK OF FIRE, DO NOT USE SMALLER GAUGE WIRE.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

The DC side cord set attaches to the external DC terminal block on the battery charger. See Figure 6.2-1 above. Remove the connection cover (if pre-installed) to expose the DC terminal block. Based on the DC cord connector/plug/terminals your application will require will determine proper wiring of the device. Use Dc Side Common Connector Legend shown below to determine the correct wiring configuration for your golf cart battery charger receptacle plug connector or onboard application.

The DC output cordset includes a connector, plug, or terminals. The polarity of the charger DC connector/plug/terminals must be the same as the battery connector/receptacle/terminals. The BLACK DC cable must be connected to the battery negative (-), and the WHITE or RED DC cable must be connected to
the battery positive (+). The charger will not operate if the polarity is reversed.

Once you have determined the proper wiring configuration you may proceed to then attach the DC side cord set wires as shown in images. Refer to figure 6.2-2. for further assistance. Installation will require a #2 Phillips head screw driver. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN SCREWS OR YOU WILL RISK DAMAGE TO THE DC SIDE JUNCTION BOX. ( Proper Torque settings for the positive and negative terminal screws are to be 18 in-lbs (2.0 Nm).  The lockout and external temperature sense terminal connections is to be 12 in-lbs (1.35 N-m).

Next place the strain relief over the DC cord set cable/wires on the side of the DC terminal block where the cord set will exit junction box. When
individual wires are used for on-board applications, place the foam rubber gasket that comes on the cord set under the strain relief, center the wires, and then tighten the strain relief screws and torque them to 9 in-lbs (1 N-m). This prevents the wires from getting pinched on the side of the strain relief when tightened. Replace
the terminal block cover, and torque the cover screws to 9 in-lbs (1 N-m).

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

Special Note For Ezgo Golf Cart Owners – When installing an “E-Z-GO 3-Pin Molded RXV & 48V TXT” DC cordset in the field, for the vehicle lockout to function correctly, you must upload a new System Profile to the charger via the ChargerConnect app by (1) downloading the appropriate System Profile from the “Cloud Profiles” tab on the “System Profiles” screen or (2) uploading the System Profile to the charger from the “Device Profiles” tab on the “System Profiles” screen.

“If this DC cord set was factory-installed, the appropriate System Profile was already uploaded to the charger at the factory.”

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

7. – Vehicle Lockout Control (Optional)

The charger lockout/interlock control signal can be interfaced with the vehicle/equipment to prevent use/movement of the vehicle while the charger is in use. The lockout control signal, available on Terminal 2 on the DC terminal block (see Figure 6.2-1), is internally pulled high through a 10k ohm resistor to battery positive (+) when lockout is not active and is pulled low to < 1 Vdc when lockout is active. The lockout control signal is typically interfaced with the vehicle motor speed controller.

If you are uncertain of how to interface the lockout control signal with your vehicle, please contact your vehicle dealer.

(1) If the charger is configured for on-board use, the lockout control signal will be active while AC power is applied to the charger.

(2) If the charger is configured for off-board use, the lockout control signal will be active while a valid battery is connected to the charger.

Based on your application, you can configure the charger as on-board or off-board via the ChargerConnect app under “System Profile”.

8. – How To Use The Optional External Port On Your Summit II Battery Charger

The charger has an external port with a sealed DB9 (DE9) connector located near the DC terminal block which is used for the remote LED and/or CAN communication cable assemblies. When this port is not being used, leave the protective cover over the connector to keep moisture and debris out of the connector.

 

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

When mounting the charger on-board a vehicle where the charger LEDs are not visible, a remote LED cable assembly can be used. Attach the remote LED cable assembly to the external port on the charger and hand tighten the connector mounting screws. The LED end of the cable assembly is to be rear mounted through a hole on the vehicle or it can be attached to a panel which mounts to the vehicle. Install the remote LED assembly as shown above.

Resource – Remote LED Information: 

Remote LED Status and Faults

When an optional bi-color remote LED cable is attached to the external port, the LED functionality is slightly different from the built-in LEDs and is outlined below and in the following table.

 FAULT (Red) – Indicates when a charger or battery fault has occurred. See ChargerConnect App for fault description.
 CHARGE STATUS (Amber) – Indicates charge cycle status.
 CHARGE COMPLETE (Green) – Indicates when a charge cycle completes successfully, when an extended Balance/Equalize charge cycle phase is active, or when a post-charge phase is active.

How To Wire Your New Lester Summit Series II Golf Cart Battery Charger

9. – Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

If you still have not connected to your charger or downloaded the ChargerConnect App for your new Lester Summit II Battery Charger Scroll back up in this How To Article until you see the Get Connected Links for Android and iPhone applications.

10. – Battery Care and Maintenance – Learn More Now In This How To Article From Pete….

For those that thought this How To Article was helpful feel free to drop us a line. Or if you still have questions and need answers feel free to contact us at (772)-444-2280 or (772) 247- GOLF

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We get quite a few calls about the new DPI (Diversified Power International) golf cart battery charger and the mode select settings. Here is a quick look chart to double check your golf cart charger is running the correct MODE for your batteries.

This Mode select feature allows for fine tuning charger with a specific charge algorithm for the battery or chemistry of batteries in your application.

So I decided to put together a short How to article about setting the charge mode for your new DPI Gen IV Accusense Golf Cart Battery Charger (see DPI Gen IV here).

The Basics:

The charger is factory preset to charge in MODE-1 which will cover all (Lead Acid or Flooded) golf cart battery applications.

This is a auto sense – with a range of approx 200-255Ah with is a little hot for a cheap 8 volt golf cart battery from like Sams, Wal Mart and most parts stores… ( Usually they are a black or grey box with the company sticker on it – which equates to usually being manufactured in Mexico or Korea – hence other alloy inside battery besides lead because they use reclaimed lead and is not nearly as pure as something found in a quality battery still made in the US and why you get what you pay for when it comes to batteries.

Batteries are the heart of your golf carts system so spend a little more and you will be glad you did.

Cycle life and performance will become apparent over time when using a half rate “cheaper battery”) But a quality battery like Trojan Golf Cart Batteries or US Batteries they like to be charged hotter than most.

Just the chemistry itself and the internal characteristics of these quality batteries like to be energized to the point of bubbling or boiling. Especially when batteries are new – the lead is not 100% cured and usually requires 15-25 charge cycles to completely cure the lead. In this phase of a batteries life it is paramount to energize the cells effectively for 100% performance and longevity.)

  • In the event you purchased the charger used or came with a golf cart recently purchased you might want to just check to confirm current mode selection.
  • If changing battery type, verify and re-establish the Charger MODE settings. See chart below:

DPI Accusense Golf Cart Battery Charger MODE Selection Chart BP

Absorption Voltage Figures

NOTE: The Absorption Value is listed as Volts Per Cell and is one of the most important parameters pertaining to that charge algorithm. Different battery packs have differing number of cells – multiply the number of cells times the ‘Volts-Per-Cell’ value to obtain the voltage the charger will regulate during the Absorption Charge Stage.

For example; using MODE-2 ‘Absorption Voltage value of 2.400V/cell’ from the table above:

  • 12V Battery Pack = 6 Cells Absorption = 14.40Vdc
  • 24V Battery Pack = 12 Cells Absorption = 28.80Vdc
  • 36V Battery Pack = 18 Cells Absorption = 43.20Vdc
  • 48V Battery Pack = 24 Cells Absorption = 57.60Vdc
  • 72V Battery Pack = 36 Cells Absorption = 86.40Vdc

For example; Lithium Battery MODES and using MODE-31

  • 12V Battery Pack = 3 Cells Absorption = 12.52Vdc
  • 24V Battery Pack = 7 Cells Absorption = 29.22Vdc
  • 36V Battery Pack = 11 Cells Absorption = 45.92Vdc
  • 48V Battery Pack = 14 Cells Absorption = 58.44Vdc
  • 72V Battery Pack = 21 Cells Absorption = 87.66Vdc

Many rechargeable batteries share an exact or very similar profile to one of the battery types listed above.

Contact DPI directly to ask for MODE setting for a battery type not listed.

You can contact directly at 423-538-9002 or visit their website.

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Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless App – Diagnostics

Learning more about your new Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless App will allow you to keep tabs on charge status and give you the power to make adjustments on the fly all at your finger tips. This new Lester battery Charger is simply incredible… no need to climb down into the hatch on your Duffy boat to check things out or take apart the dash and front or rear cowl on your golf cart. Just connect via Bluetooth on any Apple or Android wireless device. BAMM – You are in there, like swim wear! So lets continue reading to learn more….

Diagnostics - Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless App

Diagnostics

Ammeter – Displays the DC output current in amps and graphically.

Voltmeter – Displays the battery pack voltage in volts and graphically.

State of Charge (SOC) – Displays the estimated State of Charge (SOC) of the battery pack as a percentage.

Min Remaining – Displays the estimated charge time remaining in minutes.

Phase – Displays the active charge cycle phase.

Amp-Hours Charged – Displays the number of amp-hours charged.

Fault – Displays any active faults. Descriptions of the faults, as well as instructions for resolving them, are detailed in the charger user’s manual.

AC Volts – Displays the AC input voltage in volts.

Battery Temperature – Displays the battery temperature in °C if a battery temperature sensor is connected to the charger. If a battery temperature sensor is not connected to the charger, “Not Detected” is displayed in this field.
Lester Summit II Series Bluetooth Wireless App History Details

History

Charger Histories TabOverview Section

o Charger

Total Charge Cycles – Total charge cycles that the connected charger has recorded.

Total Amp-Hours – Total amp-hours that the connected charger has recorded.

o Device

Total Charge Cycles – Total charge cycle history records that have been downloaded from the connected charger to your smart phone or tablet (device).

Last Charge Cycle – Number of the last charge cycle history record that has been downloaded from the connected charger to your smart phone or tablet (device).

o Cloud

Total Charge Cycles – Total charge cycle history records that have been downloaded from the connected charger and uploaded to the ChargerConnect Cloud.

Last Charge Cycle – Number of the last charge cycle history record that has been downloaded from the connected charger and
uploaded to the ChargerConnect Cloud.

Get 10 Records Button – Tap to download the latest 10 charge cycle history records that have not been previously downloaded from the
connected charger to your smart phone or tablet (device).

Get All Records Button – Tap to download all charge cycle history records that have not been previously downloaded from the
connected charger to your smart phone or tablet (device).

Delete All Records Button – Tap to delete all charge cycle history records from your smart phone or tablet (device) that have been
previously downloaded from the connected charger.

Records Section – Individual charge cycle history records that have been downloaded from the connected charger are displayed in this
section and can be selected to view the data (see “History Details” below).

History Details
The “History Details” screen displays the data for an individual charge cycle history record. When you have finished reviewing the data,
depending on the screen size of the smart phone or tablet (device) that you are using, you may need to scroll down to access the “Go Back”
button in order to return to the “Charger Histories” tab.

Cloud Histories Tab
Tapping the “Start” button will upload all of the charge cycle history records that have been downloaded from the connected charger to your
smart phone or tablet (device) to the ChargerConnect Cloud. Once the records have been uploaded, they can be accessed from any smart
phone, tablet, laptop, or PC via ChargerConnect.com using the charger serial number.
Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless App ChargerConnect System Information

System Information

The “System Information” screen is for the display of information only. No fields on this screen can be edited.

Serial Number – Displays the serial number of the connected charger.

Model Number – Displays the model number of the connected charger.

Charge Control Version – Displays the version of charge control firmware on the connected charger.

Power Control Version – Displays the version of power control firmware on the connected charger.

Hardware Version – Displays the hardware version of the connected charger.

Vehicle ID – Displays the ID of the vehicle that is paired with the charger (if applicable). The Vehicle ID is factory set to be blank. The Vehicle ID can be set/modified on the “Dashboard” and “System Profile” screens.

Battery Information – For future use. Not currently active.

Offline Mode

If you have previously downloaded charge cycle history records from a charger to your smart phone or tablet (device), these records can be accessed when you are not connected to the charger by using Offline Mode. Offline Mode is available by tapping the “Offline” button on the “Connect” screen. Once you enter Offline mode, you can select the desired charger serial number from the list of all charger serial numbers that have charge cycle history records stored
locally on your device. After selecting a charger serial number, you will have the option to view the charge cycle history records that are stored locally on your device for this charger serial number and upload these records to the ChargerConnect Cloud (see the “History” section for additional details).
A common use for Offline Mode is when you download charge cycle history records from chargers in a location where your device does not have Internet access. You can use Offline Mode to upload these charge cycle history records to the ChargerConnect Cloud at a later time when your device does have Internet access.

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Battery Profiles/Algorithms

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Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Battery Profile Quick Reference

Lester Summit II Series Wireless App Battery Charger System Profiles

System Profiles

Charger Profiles Tab (all fields on this tab can be edited)

Charger ID – The ID of the charger. This field is factory set to be blank. The Charger ID can be set/modified on the “System Profile” and
“Dashboard” screens.

Vehicle ID – The ID of the vehicle that is paired with the charger (if applicable). The Vehicle ID is factory set to be blank. The Vehicle ID can be set/modified on the “System Profile” and “Dashboard” screens.

DC Cable Gauge (AWG) – The gauge of the DC cable in American Wire Gauge (AWG). This field is used to correctly compensate for the voltage
drop of the DC cable.

DC Cable Length (feet) – The length of the DC cable in feet [one direction only, not the sum of the length of both the positive (+) and negative (-) wires]. This field is used to correctly compensate for the voltage drop of the DC cable.

On Board check box – Checked for On-Board and unchecked for Off-Board.

On-Board chargers are designed to be mounted on electric vehicles/equipment. While the DC output is connected to a battery pack of the proper voltage, a
charge cycle automatically starts when the AC input plug is connected to AC power (unless a safety period of time has not passed since the successful
completion of the previous charge cycle). Disconnecting the DC output from the battery pack IS NOT REQUIRED to automatically start a new charge cycle.
Off-Board chargers are designed to be used in shelf or portable applications. While the AC input plug is connected to live AC power, a new charge cycle
automatically starts when the DC output is connected to a battery pack of the proper voltage. Disconnecting and reconnecting AC power while the DC output
remains connected to a battery pack WILL NOT automatically start a new charge cycle. Disconnecting the DC output from the battery pack IS REQUIRED to
automatically start a new charge cycle.

NOTE: A charger configured as On-Board can be used in a shelf or portable application where the DC output connector/plug is connected and disconnected from the vehicle, but a charger configured as Off-Board should not be used in an application where it is mounted on a vehicle with the DC output permanently connected to the battery pack because the charger will not automatically start a new charge cycle when AC power is applied to the charger.

Auto Voltage Profile – Only present on charger models that support Auto Voltage Mode. See the “Auto Voltage Mode” section below for details.

Cloud Profiles Tab
 Lists all system profiles available for download from the ChargerConnect Cloud.
 Download system profiles from the Cloud to your smart phone or tablet (device) via the green arrow buttons.
 Blue question mark buttons provide detailed descriptions of the system profiles.

Device Profiles Tab
 Lists all system profiles available on your smart phone or tablet (device).
 Upload a system profile that resides on your smart phone or tablet (device) to the connected charger via the green arrow button.
 Blue question mark buttons provide detailed descriptions of the system profiles.
 Delete system profiles that reside on your smart phone or tablet (device) via the red trash can button.

Lester Summit II Series Wireless App Battery Charger Auto Voltage Mode

Auto Voltage Mode

Select Summit Series II charger models support automatic multi-voltage DC charging, referred to as Auto Voltage Mode. Auto Voltage Mode
provides automatic DC output voltage detection and adjustment so that battery packs of nominal 48V and 36V (650W 48V, 36V, and 48-36V
models) or nominal 48V, 36V, and 24V (all 1050W models) can be charged with a single charger without any configuration changes needing to be
made to the charger when switching between battery packs of different nominal voltages.
When the connected charger model supports Auto Voltage Mode, the “System Profile” screen will include an “Auto Profile” selection box, which
provides the following three (3) options:

OFF: Single voltage mode – you MUST ensure that the nominal DC voltage of the “Active Battery Profile” for the charger matches the
nominal DC voltage of the connected battery pack.

PER VOLTAGE PROFILES:

o 650W 48V, 36V, and 48-36V models: A battery profile can be assigned for 48V and a different battery profile can be assigned for 36V. The proper battery profile is automatically selected based on the connected battery pack. This mode is primarily used when the charger will be charging 48V and 36V nominal battery packs where the battery packs are of different types and/or capacities so using the “Scalable Profile” mode is not appropriate.

o All 1050W models: A battery profile can be assigned for 48V, a different battery profile can be assigned for 36V, and yet a different
battery profile can be assigned for 24V. The proper battery profile is automatically selected based on the connected battery pack. This mode is primarily used when the charger will be charging 48V, 36V, and 24V nominal battery packs [or any combination of two (2) of these voltages] where the battery packs are of different types and/or capacities so using the “Scalable Profile” mode is not appropriate.

SCALABLE PROFILE:

o 650W 48V, 36V, and 48-36V models: the nominal DC voltage of the “Active Battery Profile” is automatically scaled to 48V or 36V based on the connected battery pack.

o All 1050W models: the nominal DC voltage of the “Active Battery Profile” is automatically scaled to 48V, 36V, or 24V based on the connected battery pack.

NOTE: If the charger is currently set to “Per Voltage Profiles” or “Scalable Profile” mode, and you set the “Auto Profile” selection box to “Off”,
you MUST ensure that the nominal DC voltage of the “Active Battery Profile” for the charger matches the nominal DC voltage of the
connected battery pack via the “Battery Profiles” screen.

When Auto Voltage Mode is active (either “Per Voltage Profiles” or “Scalable Profile”) the “Dashboard” screen provides the status of the proprietary algorithm that executes at the beginning of the charge cycle by displaying the “Auto Battery Voltage Detection” as a status percentage and the “Detected Battery Pack Voltage” (see the “Dashboard” section).
Lester Summit II Series Wireless App Battery Charger Profiles

Battery Profile

Charger Profiles Tab
 Lists all battery profiles available on the connected charger.
 Set the “Active Battery Profile” via the green check mark.
 Blue question mark buttons provide detailed descriptions of the battery profiles.
o See the “Battery Profile Quick Reference” section below for information regarding the most commonly used battery profiles.

Cloud Profiles Tab
 Lists all battery profiles available for download from the ChargerConnect Cloud.
 Download battery profiles from the Cloud to your smart phone or tablet (device) via the green arrow buttons.
 Blue question mark buttons provide detailed descriptions of the battery profiles.
o See the “Battery Profile Quick Reference” section below for information regarding the most commonly used battery profiles.

Device Profiles Tab
 Lists all battery profiles available on your smart phone or tablet (device).
 Upload battery profiles that reside on your smart phone or tablet (device) to the connected charger via the green arrow buttons
o You will be required to select the “Profile Slot Number”. Summit Series II chargers can store up to 20 battery profiles locally. The
local battery profiles are stored in “Slots”, which are numbered 0-19. You can either select an empty Slot to store the battery profile
that will be uploaded to the charger or a Slot that currently contains a battery profile, in which case the battery profile will be
overwritten.NOTE: When a battery profile is uploaded to the connected charger, it automatically becomes the Active profile on the charger.
 Blue question mark buttons provide detailed descriptions of the battery profiles.
See the “Battery Profile Quick Reference” section below for information regarding the most commonly used battery profiles.
 Delete battery profiles that reside on your smart phone or tablet (device) via the red trash can button.

Battery Profile Quick Reference – Most commonly used battery profiles for each Summit Series II model

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Model 29300 24V 650W

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Model 29900 36V 650W

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Model 29400 36V 1050W

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Model 29700 48V 650W 1

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Model 28740 48V 1050W

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Model 30600 36-48 650W

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Model 30400 36-48V 1050W

Lester Summit II Series Charger Profile Copy Right

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Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless Apps for Apple and Android Phones https://www.batterypete.com/lester-summit-ii-series-battery-chargers-bluetooth-wireless-apps-for-apple-and-android-phones/ https://www.batterypete.com/lester-summit-ii-series-battery-chargers-bluetooth-wireless-apps-for-apple-and-android-phones/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 11:52:11 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=9788 Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless Apps for Apple and Android Phones Lester Electrical Summit Series® II chargers features Bluetooth wireless communication, which can be accessed using an Apple® or Android™ smart phone, tablet, or similar device. Download the ChargerConnect app for your device by scanning the QR code on the charger or […]

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Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless Apps for Apple and Android Phones

Lester Electrical Summit Series® II chargers features Bluetooth wireless communication, which can be accessed using an Apple® or Android™ smart phone, tablet, or similar device. Download the ChargerConnect app for your device by scanning the QR code on the charger or visiting the App Store® or the Google Play™ store and searching for “ChargerConnect”. To learn more about app or how to manage continue reading below.

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The Summit Series II charger communication electronics are DC powered, so the charger must be connected to a valid battery pack in order to communicate with it via Bluetooth. If the charger is connected to a valid battery pack, open the ChargerConnect app and select the charger from the list of available units that the app is able to communicate with on the “Connect” screen. The charger serial number is the identifier of the unit, unless the “Charger ID” has been previously set via the app. While connected, the Red, Yellow, and Green LEDs on the charger will slowly blink at the same time until the Bluetooth communication is disconnected from the charger. If the unit was actively charging before the Bluetooth connection was made, it will continue to charge while connected unless stopped via the app.
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Navigation Menu

The Navigation Menu can be accessed by tapping the three (3) horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner of the app. Disconnect – This menu item disconnects the Bluetooth connection between the charger and your smart phone or tablet (device) and returns you to the “Connect” screen.

Note: If the connected charger is actively charging, the “History”, “System Profile”, and “Battery Profile” menu items will be disabled. The “Manual Stop/Start Button” on the “Dashboard” screen can be used to (1) stop the active charge cycle in order to access these menu items and (2) start a new charge cycle prior to disconnecting from the charger.
ChargerConnect Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless Apps for Apple and Android Phones ChargerConnect

Dashboard

Charger ID – Displays the ID of the charger. This field is factory set to be blank. The Charger ID can be set/modified on the “Dashboard” and “System Profile” screens.

Vehicle ID – Displays the ID of the vehicle that is paired with the charger (if applicable). The Vehicle ID is factory set to be blank. The Vehicle ID can be set/modified on the “Dashboard” and “System Profile” screens.

Battery Profile – Displays the profile number of the active battery profile. A description of this profile, including the compatible batteries, is available on the “Battery Profile” screen.

LED Display – Displays the same charge status LEDs that are present on the charger. Details regarding the LEDs can be found in the charger user’s manual.

AC Present – Indicates AC input power is present at the charger by illuminating the field’s blue LED, which corresponds to the blue “AC Present” LED on the charger.

Fault – Displays any active faults. Descriptions of the faults, as well as instructions for resolving them, are detailed in the charger user’s manual.

Charge Status – Displays the active charge cycle phase.

Charge Time Remaining – Displays the estimated charge time remaining in minutes.

Output Current – Displays the DC output current in amps.

Amp-Hours Charged – Displays the number of amp-hours charged.

Battery Voltage – Displays the battery pack voltage in volts.

NOTE: Depending on the screen size of the smart phone or tablet (device) you are using, you may need to scroll down to see all of the fields
Lester Summit II Series Battery Chargers Bluetooth Wireless App ChargerConnect Dashboard
Battery State of Charge – Displays the estimated State of Charge (SOC) of the battery pack as a percentage and graphically.

Auto Battery Voltage Detection (if enabled) – When Auto Voltage Mode is active, this field displays the status of the proprietary algorithm that executes at the beginning of the charge cycle as a percentage (see the “Auto Voltage Mode” section for details regarding Auto Voltage Mode).

Detected Battery Pack Voltage (if enabled) – When Auto Voltage Mode is active, this field displays the detected battery pack voltage by the proprietary algorithm that executes at the beginning of the charge cycle (see the “Auto Voltage Mode” section for details regarding Auto Voltage Mode).

Manual Stop/Start Button – Tapping this button will stop a charge cycle (red button) or start a charge cycle (green button).

Manual Equalize/Balance Button – If the active battery profile includes an Equalize or Balance phase, this button will be active, otherwise it will be grayed out. The Equalize and Balance phases of battery profiles are typically triggered based on a variety of events (a certain number of charge cycles occurring, etc). This button provides a method to manually trigger an Equalize or Balance to occur if instructed to do so by your battery manufacturer, distributor, or dealer. This button will also be grayed out if the active charge cycle already has an Equalize or Balance phase triggered.

If you would still like to learn more or need a charge profile quick reference or to trouble shoot your charging system choose on of the following below to take you to the related blog article.

Diagnostics

Battery Profiles/Algorithms

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Frequently asked questions about your Ezgo Powerwise Delta Q QE Golf Cart Battery Charger

Pete and his team are here to help. Here is a new thread related to the Delta Q QE they made for Ezgo/Textron over the years. If you are looking for a replacement you can follow this link to the product page. Replacement Charger

All Heated Up!

Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Charger 48V Powerwise QE Fits Rxv TxT

I received charger very promptly and it looks to be in good condition. I
charged cart batteries with it and did notice it got hot. It appeared to
be charging ok. Green light was blinking. I don’t recall the original one
I had getting that hot. Is that normal?

John

John – Thank you for your recent order…

Just wanted to drop you a line to answer your question and address your concerns.

All battery chargers will generate heat. So they do get hot. It is usually related to how hard they work to charge up the battery bank. The harder they need to work ( The longer they are charging the hotter they will get ) If your batteries where quite low because you where without a charger for a spell it just needed to run longer than usual.

Keep an eye on it for a few more times to be sure once back in the normal use. Only other scenario is if the batteries are quite old and eventually become stubborn about taking a charge… In this case the charger will just keep on charging until the batteries reach a certain voltage or the automatic charger timeout – commonly a 12 hr feature.

Power On…
Pete

 

Why is My Charger Making Clicking Noise

Pete:

Why does my charger make a clicking sound every few minutes? It’s plugged into power, but not plugged into the cart. I have it placed in a sheltered area, but the sun was shining on it this morning. Thanks.

– paulmdavis

That is the metallic sound of a relay clicking as it tries to make a connection with the cart. If not plugged into the cart I do not recommend leaving plugged into the wall. This will help avoid the charger from being fried via a lightening strike or getting a power surge from the wall which in the event could /would cause damage to the charger.

Pete’s team

 

You can find information here on 36 volt golf chargers.

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Golf Cart Battery Charger Talk From BatteryPete https://www.batterypete.com/golf-cart-battery-charger-talk-from-batterypete/ https://www.batterypete.com/golf-cart-battery-charger-talk-from-batterypete/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:50:28 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=8394 Golf Cart Battery Charger Talk From BatteryPete If you own an electric golf cart you are always concerned with the golf cart battery charger. It is the heart of your electric vehicles power source. Without one your golf cart would be useless. There are a lot of inherent issues involved with any electric vehicle. Your […]

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Golf Cart Battery Charger Talk From BatteryPete

If you own an electric golf cart you are always concerned with the golf cart battery charger. It is the heart of your electric vehicles power source. Without one your golf cart would be useless. There are a lot of inherent issues involved with any electric vehicle. Your electric golf cart is no exception. We have come a long long way in recent years in technology and battery design to make the concept of electric vehicles reality. Look at what Elon is doing with Tesla, and lithium batteries in general. Just incredible! But in our golf carts we will find most of the time our grand parents and great grand parents battery technology still in use. Lead Acid Batteries. Why? Well basically it comes down to cost, and traditional lead acid batteries are still pound for pound, dollar for dollar the best bang for your buck in this application. Actually in a lot of applications, but we are just going to focus on our golf cart today. Yet lead acid batteries have a few issues that need to be addressed over other battery technology like AGM, Gel or lithium batteries on a regular basis to ensure good performance and life expectancy. We need to have a maintenance routine in place to monitor and address your golf carts battery needs effectively. Learn more about taking care of your golf cart batteries here.

Lead Acid Batteries in general have a few characteristics that cannot be overlooked if you want to get great performance and maximize the life of the battery. Discharge rate and the electrolyte level (The water) This is why a good golf cart battery charger is so very important. Unless you don’t care about throwing away $700-800 dollars every year or two, but for most of us that is a lot of money and could be used elsewhere our lives. So make sure to check up on your batteries say once a month and if you use a good quality golf cart battery charger you can expect a long healthy life for your golf cart batteries. Which brings me to my topic of the day. The ALL New 4th Generation Accusense Intelligent Golf Cart Charger from DPI (Diversified Power International). It truly is the perfect charger for your golf cart batteries. With numerous features that are an industry first and a few features that are long over due for our beloved golf carts. Especially if you are snowbird or a seasonal traveler like we are. Continue reading about BatteryPete talks about the Latest Golf Cart Battery Charger Technology From DPI.

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The Latest Golf Cart Battery Charger Technology From DPI https://www.batterypete.com/the-latest-golf-cart-battery-charger-technology-from-dpi/ https://www.batterypete.com/the-latest-golf-cart-battery-charger-technology-from-dpi/#comments Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:49:46 +0000 https://www.batterypete.com/?p=8395 The Latest Golf Cart Battery Charger Technology From DPI The ALL New 4th Generation Accusense Intelligent Golf Cart Charger from DPI (Diversified Power International) It truly is the perfect charger for your golf cart batteries. With numerous features that are an industry first and a few features that are long over due for our beloved […]

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The Latest Golf Cart Battery Charger Technology From DPI

The ALL New 4th Generation Accusense Intelligent Golf Cart Charger from DPI (Diversified Power International) It truly is the perfect charger for your golf cart batteries. With numerous features that are an industry first and a few features that are long over due for our beloved golf carts. Especially if you are snowbird or a seasonal traveler like we are. DPI has figured it out! How to make sure our golf carts battery bank stays charged up while we are away for months at a time. Besides having your best friend or neighbor come over every so often and turn that old golf cart battery charger of yours on to recharge your batteries. You see lead acid batteries loose about 10% of their charge a month just sitting, even more if they have a load on them. (Like a bad ground or 12 volt accessories not wired correctly.) Regardless, after just two months with out a top off charge to your golf cart batteries they are now sitting in a static state with internal voltage low enough to allow sulfation to begin taking place. If this is allowed to continue due to low voltage for a few more months the batteries lead plates become compromised. This sulfation is a build-up of internal elements that will start to limit the batteries ability to generate electricity effectively. If the electrolyte (acid solution) cannot interact with the lead properly because there is a layer of build up between the two they cannot work together properly to create electricity. This is basically why we need to always keep our golf cart batteries charged up. A good practice is to always plug the golf cart battery charger into your cart after each days use. This ensures this nasty process never takes hold internally. Plus when you go to get in the golf cart it actually has enough juice (power) to get you where you are trying to go.

Now back to the topic at hand – DPI’s latest golf cart battery charger. These new 4th generation chargers have a little micro processor that operates off DC power instead of AC power so once the golf cart battery charger completes its charge cycle it shuts off automatically. Disconnects from AC power to conserve electricity via an internal AC power relay. (Usually manipulated by unplugging the charger and then plugging back in) Not anymore… Tony figured it out!!! They installed this little DC powered micro processor to keep track of time and set it up to kick the golf cart battery charger back on after 28 days… Genius…. So no more returning to our vacation house only to find my batteries dead.

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But wait there is more….

All of the new style chargers from DPI have a battery mode selector. This allows you to charge batteries of different chemistry. Or some selections allow for a tweaked program for popular lead acid batteries. (This is because certain batteries have characteristics that we have come to find like to be charged a specific way for optimal performance and longevity. They also created a charger that is universal in design for the majority of the golf carts manufactured over the last few decades by making a plug in receptacle for the DC side power cord. (Works with all combinations – Except for the Club Car golf carts manufactured between 1995 and 2013 that use an OBC (onboard computer). They will still require a specific charger to communicate with this OBC.) All others carts will work if the operating voltage is the same. You simply change the DC side power cord to work on other golf carts that use a different connector. So instead of buying a new charger you can just purchase a DC side cord set for a fraction of the cost of a new charger. For example say you have a 36 volt Ezgo golf cart that used the D36 TxT connector and then picked up an older 36 volt Club Car or older Yamaha golf cart with a crowsfoot connector but they did not come with a charger. Just purchase a new DC side cord and the same charger can now charge both golf carts.

Need to reset or double check the charger MODE settings? Here is a quick How to guide for finding and setting the correct MODe on your new DPI Golf Cart Battery Charger.

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