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Unread 02-25-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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I am thinking about running a seperate battery in the back of the cart for my stereo.

question 1) should I run a deep cycle or cranking battery for the stereo?

question 2) If I add headlights to my cart (fog lights) can I run them off of the same battery as the stereo?
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Unread 02-25-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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I am thinking about running a seperate battery in the back of the cart for my stereo.

question 1) should I run a deep cycle or cranking battery for the stereo?

question 2) If I add headlights to my cart (fog lights) can I run them off of the same battery as the stereo?
1 - Deep Cycle

2 - Yes
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Unread 02-25-2009, 10:55 PM   #3
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Excellent.....thanks!!!!
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Unread 02-25-2009, 11:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: Stereo question........battery???

It would less expensive and a simpler installation if you would install a 12 volt reducer. It will run off your full battey pack, recharge with your standard charger and for the most part has no affect on your carts performance. Just a thought...
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Unread 02-26-2009, 09:37 AM   #5
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Hmmmm.......I was originaly planning on that and then a few people suggested a seperate battery....which also makes sense. More opinions please!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 02-26-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: Stereo question........battery???

Do you run out of spark when cruising or have trouble getting home then use a separate battery. If you you have a lot of power in reserve it would be less complicated to use a reducer.
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Do you run out of spark when cruising or have trouble getting home then use a separate battery. If you you have a lot of power in reserve it would be less complicated to use a reducer.
Ive been reading up on reducers and some people say to run the 2 wires to a distibution block so you can branch off to different electronics etc......but then some say the reducers can only run so much stuff? Im more confused about these dang reducers then ever. It would obviously be a cleaner install (which I like) but it seems more of a pain. Hopefully you all wont mind giving more opinions on this. This is the main reason I have a new stereo and speaker just sitting in the garage and not in my cart. I want it done right the first time.

As for reserve power..... I just use it to cruise the neighborhood and campgrounds so battery life isnt as big of a deal.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 09:55 AM   #8
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Lights would be fine from your onboard starter battery in a gas cart. The stereo should be fine also, as long as you're talking a basic head unit and 2 speakers. Now, if you're planning on 1000 watts and a sub, that's a whole different animal.

Sorry, just noticed this is a sparky cart. Get a convertor that goes across the whole pack. It will handle lights and a basic stereo just fine.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 01:14 PM   #9
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the problem with reducers is when they go bad they blow up everthing that is supplied from it... we use a Odyssey PC 1200 its a dry cell and smaller in size but you can run a bad *** sound system for 6 hrs before needing charge and it doesnt hurt the batter when you use and recharge all the time they run $200.00 but well worth it

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the problem with reducers is when they go bad they blow up everthing that is supplied from it...
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