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Error Code -16 showing
Washed forklift, filled battery and it moved about 2 ft then gave me -16 code was wondering what i need to check i think the Model #ecf25???
  • Posted 8 Jul 2008 02:04 AM
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if im correct and this is a GE EV100 or a GE SX (the motor control system in the back) then a -16 error means "battery volts too high"
you may have inadvertently reset the control card

if its a diff system im wrong and dont listen to me lol but im pretty sure those clarks with self diagnostics use GE control systems
write down the proper model and serial # and post it 2morrow after work

if im right youll need to have some1 with a handset come out and reset it (function 15)

New York, New York its a heluva know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
  • Posted 8 Jul 2008 09:20 AM
  • • Modified 8 Jul 2008 09:21 AM by poster
You are correct that it has a GE EV100 motor control system, the reason that i'm not shure about the m#, s# is it is written in black marker on the machine but i'll get for you and thank you so much.
  • Posted 8 Jul 2008 08:26 PM
  • edward_t
  • South Carolina, United States
Justinm is correct, it is a battery that reads too high of a voltage, it may be set as a dual voltage truck, and you will need someone with the handset to adjust it. you might have good luck leaving the headlights on a few hours, (drain a 10th of a volt or so off the surface charge of the battery) then pulling the battery connection and re-plugging the battery in.

"it's not rocket surgery"
  • Posted 8 Jul 2008 09:06 PM
  • • Modified 8 Jul 2008 09:07 PM by poster
Update left the battery unplugged overnight and when i arrived this morning plugged it in and everything is fine thank you all for your help
  • Posted 8 Jul 2008 09:39 PM
now remember dont wash electric trucks
blow the dust out with compressed air

New York, New York its a heluva know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
  • Posted 9 Jul 2008 07:40 AM
thanks :-)
  • Posted 9 Jul 2008 07:52 PM
  • edward_t
  • South Carolina, United States
don't worry. yard man, unless you get the logic card adjusted properly, it's very likely to happen again, just when you realllllllllly need the unit
  • Posted 9 Jul 2008 07:53 PM
lol wash a electric truck now I think I have heard everything that’s almost as good as this I was at this shop just finished fixing the truck and I told the operator to fill the battery and I continued working and about 10 min later I walking around out back and don’t I see is Dumb a$$ out back doing donuts so I ask him the f#$@ he was doing and he said that he was mixing up the water he just put in so say the least I don’t think he ever drove an forklift again
  • Posted 4 Sep 2008 07:29 PM
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