Melee 212

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-13-20, 05:57 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Melee 212

I am considering a1990 Melex 212 golf cart however I donít know much about them.The owner said his dad does not maintain ití as he should and when the batteries which are completely void of charge right now will only make it around the block once when the batteries are charged.Also the charger I had a new gauge put into it and now when it is plugged in to charge the batteries it will trip a breaker inside the house.My question is what would make the batteries drain so quickly they are a year old and next is why is the charger tripping a breaker all of a sudden .. Lastly is this cart worth $500.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-13-20, 07:26 PM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 13,477
Received 169 Votes on 151 Posts
If the batteries were not maintained or properly stored over winter they are likely shot and will not hold a charge. You might be able to revive them if you add water and/or electrolyte but since you are considering buying it just assume they will need to be replaced.

It sounds like there is something wrong with the new gauge or how it was wired in.

It is worth $500? It's your money. I would recommend seeing how available parts are for this model or if you can install "universal" parts if needed. I personally have never heard of Melex but then again, I am not shopping for a golf cart.

Just food for thought: A guy near me referbs golf carts and they tent to be $3500-$4000 range.

Good luck!
 
  #3  
Old 07-14-20, 05:56 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 11,966
Received 51 Votes on 41 Posts
Just a thought, but what you might have is ONE bad battery instead of all of them. You would need to disconnect them and have individual tests done on them. That's a best case scenario but maybe you'll be lucky.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question