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Unread 06-28-2015, 12:39 AM   #1
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I have a 48v Club Car that I have installed a fuse block and a voltage reducer on. I am installing various accessories including a battery status meter. My question is should I buy a 48v meter or since I have the reducer and going from 48v to 12v should I buy a 12v meter? I know some of you will laugh when you read this question, but I had to ask. Sorry!
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Unread 06-28-2015, 01:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: Battery Status Meter

At least a 48V. That's is what gets you from point A to point B. It's like thinking about installing a voltage gauge over a gas gauge in you car. It's nice to have both; but if you had to choose; I would think go with the priority; meaning 48v. If you didn't go the Volt/Reducer mount; I would recommend installing both. 48v for you cart and 12v for you accessory battery. That's the route I'm going. Since you went the reducer route; which I considered; 48v would be more logical.
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Unread 06-28-2015, 05:19 AM   #3
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You can do both with a 5-50 volt meter and a SPDT switch.


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Unread 06-28-2015, 08:17 AM   #4
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The 12 volt should stay at 12 volt all the time. Using the cart should never change that unless you run the battery pack all the way down to where it cannot operate the voltage reducer. You want to keep up with the status of the battery pack.
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Unread 06-28-2015, 09:39 AM   #5
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There is no real reason to "see" the voltage on the 12v side because the output from the reducer is constant. The battery pack however is the critical number and it helps you make sure that the battery pack is charging properly as well as how the batteries are handling the load. Watching the voltage meter when pulling a hill helps you determine if the battery pack is having an issue. And if they are new batteries and you are following the new battery break in procedure then the meter is again a very valuable tool.
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Unread 06-28-2015, 12:00 PM   #6
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Tks Kosmo, guess I will use the 48v meter.
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Unread 06-28-2015, 12:01 PM   #7
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Tks tag50, I guess I will use the 48v meter and install a SPST switch. Make sense?
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Unread 06-28-2015, 12:02 PM   #8
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mrgolf---so you are saying stay with the 48v meter?
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Unread 06-28-2015, 12:03 PM   #9
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theboss20, tks for the reply. So, you are also saying stick with the 48v meter correct?
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Unread 06-28-2015, 12:21 PM   #10
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you really have no need for a 12 volt meter.
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