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Unread 10-15-2016, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Convert a 48v charger to 36v

Hello all, I was wondering if there was a way to convert a 48v charger to work on a 36v cart? Thanks for any response
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Unread 10-15-2016, 08:44 AM   #2
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What kind of charger is it you are asking about
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Unread 10-15-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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I will get the make and model of it when I get home. Thanks
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I asked because the most common 48v charger out there is the Club Car type which CAN NOT be used without the club car on board (on the cart) computer.

I don't know if it is possible to reduce the charger output, I would say no.
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The charger is a Lester model number 17930. I was hoping maybe I could just change the regulator or something to make it a 36 volts.
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Faraday also calculated that the voltage induced into the secondary winding would have a magnitude that depends on the TURNS RATIO of the transformer. i.e. If the secondary winding has half the number of turns of the primary winding, then the secondary voltage will be half the voltage across the primary winding. Likewise, if the secondary winding has twice the number of turns of the primary winding, the secondary voltage will be double the primary voltage.
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Does it say Club Car on it?
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Unread 10-17-2016, 10:16 AM   #8
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It is a power drive and it does say club car down by the cord.
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It is a power drive and it does say club car down by the cord.
A 48v charger for CLUB CAR is not a stand alone charger. IT is a transformer that produces DC amperage but does NOT have a control board. IT can only be used with a Club Car on board computer to control it's output (charge algorithm) and cut on/off.

So the answer is (after a little research) no and definitely not this one.
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This is for a 1987 club car. Solenoid style and it has a dial on front of the charger that goes from 1-12 and off.
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