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JaycoGoGo 03-04-2016 08:49 PM

How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
If you have 4, 12v batteries ran in series to produce 48 volts, how do you pull 12v?

Can you just hook the + and - to a single battery? And does it matter which battery?

gncroft 03-04-2016 09:05 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
Yes you can, but a DC step down converter is the best option. Otherwise premature battery failure can/will happen.

JaycoGoGo 03-04-2016 09:13 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
Would it be worth it to add a stand alone battery just for the lights?

I'm wiring up the MJ delux kit on my DS this weekend. I dont have a step down converter and I'm not sure exactly where to hook up the lights.

tag50 03-04-2016 09:22 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
A lot of guys have a RV or deep cycle battery in the bag well.


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mrgolf 03-04-2016 09:30 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
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I have this set up. I put a piece of aluminum across the frame behind the battery area. This is only a 12 amp reducer but works great for my needs. I have headlights,tail lights,brake lights,overhead fan, and power outlet for 12 volt power.

Attachment 132276

JaycoGoGo 03-04-2016 09:39 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
And here I was thinking it was as easy as cut a hole, and tighten a few bolts....

jakesnake27 03-04-2016 10:28 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
Get a Carts Unlimited 30 amp 48-12v reducer. I've had mine for three years now and love it...

JaycoGoGo 03-04-2016 10:34 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jakesnake27 (Post 1249744)
Get a Carts Unlimited 30 amp 48-12v reducer. I've had mine for three years now and love it...

Ah. Now I'm understanding.

It would reduce the 48 volts to 12 volts so that all 4 batteries are drained at the same time, as opposed to just one having the extra load of the lights.

I told yall written directions confuse me.

jakesnake27 03-04-2016 10:47 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JaycoGoGo (Post 1249748)
It would reduce the 48 volts to 12 volts so that all 4 batteries are drained at the same time, as opposed to just one having the extra load of the lights.

Yes exactly, which is what you want.

JaycoGoGo 03-04-2016 10:54 PM

Re: How do you pull 12v from a 48v setup?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jakesnake27 (Post 1249753)
Yes exactly, which is what you want.


I have to be given written directions using the big crayons.


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