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Unread 01-09-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'm going to be installing my converter on my 91' 36V cart as soon as I get it back from the paint shop and was hoping I could get some ideas on the best place to install it.

I was thinking that maybe above the motor mounted to the back of the cart so the bolts come out where the club bags would normally go?? I think there is room there and the bolts will be hidden as I have a rear seat.

I want to hook up my lights to the entire bat pack ( that should help reduce the draw from the two bat's they are on now) and hopefully be able to run a radio for a little while as well. If nothing else, I want to extend the battery charge with lights to allow us to run the cart longer before it has to be charged.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 10:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Good place to install converter??

You want to mount it out of the mud and water if you can just for general practice....I mounted mine upside down to the frame behind the seat backs. There is a flat area there and one cross member, and I just added a small support across the frame ( an additional cross member) to allow for 4 bolt mount. I could get a pic if wanted...
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Unread 01-10-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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Scottyb,
That would be great if you could send a pic or two. I'm pretty sure I know where you are talking about but I can't seem to picture it and I don't have a cart to look at until next weekend.

My cart is the V glide with the coils and I do not remember how the frame is structured between the seats. I have stuck my head as far under the front seat as possible before and only remember seeing the body to attach to. I am going to need to climb under it and look up.

I was thinking of mounting the converter upside down on the body between the seats but the converter is pretty heavy (although not very big).. I would prefer to mount it on the frame.

Anyway, that's why I really like these forums!

Thanks for the help.

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Unread 01-11-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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The body is off of this cart. It is an 89 CC. I too got a big heavy converter. I put an additional cross member in of 1/8 flat steel. The big bolts in the picture will be used for mounting some of the dump bed support frame but you could use a piece of aluminum angle and bolt it with carriage bolts so the heads won't stick up too much....
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Cool. Thanks, scottyb. I see the light now!!
My converter is not nearly that big but will fit there just fine.

What amp output is that you have installed?

Appreciate all the help.
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That is a 25 amp converter......I'm putting an electric hydraulic dump cylinder on the Cargo box.
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I know yours is not a Precedent but here is where I mounted mine. Fits under the run/tow cover perfectly.

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That is a 25 amp converter......I'm putting an electric hydraulic dump cylinder on the Cargo box.
The converter I have is a 25 amp as well.. I am just planning on using it for the lights and maybe a radio. We use our cart a lot at rallies during the night and the lights drain power quick because I have them hooked across two batt's. The converter should slow down the drain and help.
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Oh Yeah. that drain is hard on the 2 .... this is a battery pack life extending upgrade you are making....
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Cool

I had read about that. Thanks for all the help.
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