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Unread 07-09-2016, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Let's talk Voltage Reducers

I haven't found a lot of research on voltage reducers. The basic ones offered by the various vendors appear to be overpriced.

So I started doing some research and found this on Alibaba (supplier to many US companies):

$50+$50 = $100 shipped - 48v to 12v, 60amps: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Golf-...c-b7807d1a1cc6

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MadJax

$129 - 48v to 12v, 30amps:
https://smile.amazon.com/Amp-Golf-Ca.../dp/B00DRFFLDG

Any thoughts on why we haven't seen any of the aliexpress style reducers make its way to the main cart vendors?
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Unread 07-09-2016, 09:05 PM   #2
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Let us know how it works out. I have a Powerstream, it serves me well.
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Unread 07-10-2016, 12:52 AM   #3
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One of the things you should be aware of is this type of converter is setup to be always on unless you add a relay or solenoid to switch the 48v power on and off from the key...can be done but extra money...plus if the unit fails or is defective the chances are slim you won't get any help. Think about buying from one of the site sponsors like ScottyB or TahoeDawg...you will be much happier.😃
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Unread 07-10-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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I buy alot of reducers for various carts, and I will say although that madjax one you showed is pretty heavy duty and well made, I don't like it because of the mounting holes.

They are half circles, not closed circles, so i try to stay from it away for
that reason.
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I buy alot of reducers for various carts, and I will say although that madjax one you showed is pretty heavy duty and well made, I don't like it because of the mounting holes.



They are half circles, not closed circles, so i try to stay from it away for

that reason.


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Unread 07-11-2016, 10:08 AM   #6
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I buy alot of reducers for various carts, and I will say although that madjax one you showed is pretty heavy duty and well made, I don't like it because of the mounting holes.

They are half circles, not closed circles, so i try to stay from it away for
that reason.
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Wish I would've known this before I bought mine.
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Unread 07-11-2016, 11:33 AM   #7
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Most of the carts I install reducers on, I can use 20 amp ones. If they have an air top then i go to 30 amp. This is a golf community for seniors, so not alot of bells and whistles, very few radios etc.

The reducers you can buy thru the site sponsors will be fine. i did buy from overseas in the past, and I did have to go back and replace a couple so I stay way from alibaba etc.
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Unread 07-11-2016, 02:31 PM   #8
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If you are just looking for a one off for a personal cart, don't forget Ebay as an option this is where I found the Curtis 1400E for my RXV priced for under $60 new in distressed box. Good solid name brand, and built in France.
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So should a switch be installed on the (+) wire from the battery to the reducer, so that its not "always on" and draining the battery?
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So should a switch be installed on the (+) wire from the battery to the reducer, so that its not "always on" and draining the battery?
Yes.
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