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Unread 02-25-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Another question about voltage reducers

I am considering two different voltage reducers for my 48v cart and have a couple of questions to see if any of you know.

The first reducer pictured is fairly common, it's the silver square one in the picture below. My question is this; is this reducer always on, i.e. does it constantly pull voltage from the pack even if the cart is not running? If so, how much drain is there, will it deplete my pack faster than normal?

The second reducer pictured, is the long silver one, this one has a power on lead, so it will not pull power from the pack when it's not on, which I find favorable, but I am trying to find out what voltage the power on lead needs, if it takes 48v, 12v, or what. Anyone know?
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Unread 02-26-2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

Yep, most converters require/use a very small ammount of power even when the
cart is off or all the stuff fastened to the cart is off.
It's the same reasononing behind the TV commercials which address Home Power reduction ,
say unplug your phone charger, PC power supply ...etc. when not using.
You could put a On/Off switch between the + wire on the Battery connection and the
transformer/adapter.
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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

I have 2 identicle electric carts here, 1 with the reducer on the left & the other without a reducer.....I can't tell a difference in run time.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 11:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

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I have 2 identicle electric carts here, 1 with the reducer on the left & the other without a reducer.....I can't tell a difference in run time.
Thanks again Scotty B.
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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

The one with the power on lead has an internal relay that turns it on and off.
You could put a relay inline on the positive input side and have the key switch activate it.


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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

Go with the first one. It reduces the voltage from all 48 volts(six batteries). The second one reduces the voltage between two 8 volt batteries to 12 volts. When your running lights for a long time you want it coming from all six batteries, not just two. Does that make sense? They both work but I like the first one better. If you do get the second one, make sure you check the voltage after you install.
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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

[QUOTE=nelly1052;152348The second one reduces the voltage between two 8 volt batteries to 12 volts. .[/QUOTE]

Sorry not correct, that second unit is not the one that taps off of two 8 volt batteries, it's a full 48v input. I know this because I have down loaded the manual for it and have done the research. I do know which one you are referring to though and they do look similar.
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Cheapjeep, I think it was scottyb that has a drawing of an inline relay he uses on his carts if you want to go that route.
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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

Cheapjeep, I stand corrected. I thougth they had two different voltages. Didn't know that was the 48 volt modlel. I still don't like the way they are wired. I bought the first one and ran the hot to a small fuse block(cheap at auto parts store). Any 12 volt ad-ons can be hooked to its own fused circuit. Just be sure you check the out voltage with either unit. Good luck.
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Default Re: Another question about voltage reducers

Hey Cheapjeep I have the one on the left but did not like the thing drawing all the time, it also buzzed slightly when hooked up and it was not defective I tried a second one so I hooked up a toggle switch in line to shut it off when not in use I only use it to power lights right now so when I want light I just flip the reducer switch then turn on the headlights.
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