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Unread 04-03-2016, 10:31 AM   #31
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It's under Members rides and title is "my 2 precedents". Power for it is just tied to the power cord of the onboard pack charger
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Unread 04-06-2016, 04:16 PM   #32
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Critique away.... All advice is appreciated. I plan on doing all this in a month; so I want to make sure it's well thought out. Optima 75ah blue top under cowl.

Q1) I'm assuming the ground on the block gets tied back to the negative bus bar?

Q2) I'm looking for blue led rocker switches, any suggestions?

Q3) typical wire gauge for all of the smaller connections / ground wires (not service to & from battery or charger of course)

Q4) I'm assuming gps unit can stay under the cowl and doesn't need to be on the roof..

Q5) how would I connect the memory wire for the head unit? I'm assuming before the master kill switch?

Other ideas and thanks in advance




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Unread 04-06-2016, 06:52 PM   #33
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Here is my 2 pennies.....

Q1) I'm assuming the ground on the block gets tied back to the negative bus bar?
A.) All grounds should be together. Golf carts have no ground like cars do. Make sure the ground from the end of your battery pack is tied into a bus bar for all grounds.

Q2) I'm looking for blue led rocker switches, any suggestions?
A.) I used this and got it off of eb@y http://www.freethrottle.com/en/switc...-blue-led.html

Q3) typical wire gauge for all of the smaller connections / ground wires (not service to & from battery or charger of course)
A.) I used this because I am all LED and this is typical wire used in cars http://www.homedepot.com/s/16+gauge+wire?NCNI-5

Q4) I'm assuming gps unit can stay under the cowl and doesn't need to be on the roof..
A.) Correct! But on the roof would look so kewl. Think of how it is setup on cars, trucks. etc.

Q5) how would I connect the memory wire for the head unit? I'm assuming before the master kill switch?
A.) Tap into the 12V wire before the switch and use one of these http://www.wiringproducts.com/quick-splices

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Unread 04-07-2016, 07:08 AM   #34
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Thanks!!!

So to be clear tie all the grounds together on the bar but then don't "ground" it to anything / connect it to the negative terminal?




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You won't have green wires as a ground. LED lights will only have two wires, red (12v+) and black (12v-). So the black wires will all go to a common terminal block or bussbar and that will go straight back to negative battery post, not to a conventional metal grounded object
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Critique away.... All advice is appreciated. I plan on doing all this in a month; so I want to make sure it's well thought out. Optima 75ah blue top under cowl.

Q1) I'm assuming the ground on the block gets tied back to the negative bus bar?

Q2) I'm looking for blue led rocker switches, any suggestions?

Q3) typical wire gauge for all of the smaller connections / ground wires (not service to & from battery or charger of course)

Q4) I'm assuming gps unit can stay under the cowl and doesn't need to be on the roof..

Q5) how would I connect the memory wire for the head unit? I'm assuming before the master kill switch?

Other ideas and thanks in advance

Q1. There should not be Green wires, just Red/Black or Positive and negative wires

2. Get them off ebay from china, for about $3-4 a piece. The ones you buy from anywhere, will be made in same factory, and shipped from china. Here ya go, 3.66 a piece. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Boat-A...ow&ttype=price
Also, why blue? I would go RED, because red does not effect human night vision. The Blues are actually really bright, and will almost blind you, so driving at night is not desirable, and that is when you need a light switch, right?

I would get some sort of rocker switch panel, to make it look professional.

3. I ran all mine on 12 gauge, but that because I had a bunch of 12 gauge, color coded tinned wire. It is overkill for most LEDs.

Speaker wire is speaker wire, you can always use that moster cable stuff, if you want to spend the $$$.

4. Depends on the unit you are using. Some will work fine through a plastic box, and fiberglass, like a boat, some require an antenna on roof. Try it out, before you permnently mount it. (FYI, back it out of garage first).

5. probably 18-22 gauge. Whatever size the wiring harness wire is. It should be connected to the either the positive terminal of the battery, or the bolt on the mater switch which has the wire running from positive terminal of battery switch.

Ground should have its own bus bar, not connected to fuse bar.
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The fuseblocks I use have seperate ground/negative bars.

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You guys are the best!!!

The amp and head unit have a true ground (and one to defeat the parking brake sensor to watch videos)...

What do you guys do with the grounds / where do you terminate them?


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The amp and head unit need a ground, in a car the ground is all metal connected to frame bit in a golf cart all "grounds" just go back to negative batt terminal. If using aux batt go to that negative or if using reducer from the pack use that negative
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Perfect thx !!!


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