Seeking help with a power issue on my Ford Think.
Acquired a two seater Ford Think. The overall conditions of the batteries were unknown.
I fully charged the batteries and measured the voltage for each battery. Here are the results.
Battery 1 13.90 volts
Battery 2 13.12 volts
Battery 3 13.20 volts
Battery 4 13.16 volts
Battery 5 13.24 volts
Battery 6 13.19 volts
All Batteries in series 79.10 volts
I drove the Ford Think and got unacceptable results. After only 7 miles (22 minutes) the battery indicator on the cluster reflected zero bars and the flashing square box.
When I returned home, I immediately measured the individual batteries again. The second results are reflected below.
Battery 1 12.22 volts
Battery 2 12.14 volts
Battery 3 12.29 volts
Battery 4 12.21 volts
Battery 5 12.24 volts
Battery 6 12.90 volts
All Batteries in series 73.80 volts
I made the decision to replace the batteries with Deka Gel batteries from East Penn.
After installation of the new batteries, they were fully charged. Prior to driving the Think, I measured the voltage on the new batteries. Here are the results.
Battery 1 13.45 volts
Battery 2 13.50 volts
Battery 3 13.37 volts
Battery 4 13.32 volts
Battery 5 13.57 volts
Battery 6 13.49 volts
All Batteries in series 80.40 volts.
I again drove the the Think. Unfortunately, I got the same results. Within 7 miles, the battery indicator on the cluster showed zero bars and a blinking square box.
I recorded the voltage on each battery and got these results.
Battery 1 11.85 volts
Battery 2 11.96 volts
Battery 3 11.90 volts
Battery 4 11.86 volts
Battery 5 12.08 volts
Battery 6 12.03 volts
All Batteries in series 72.10 volts.
Not sure what I should do next. Any trouble shooting advise or other suggestion would be greatly appreciated.