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Unread 03-04-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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I am working on a CC 48v and installing a new light package. The dealer said I did NOT need a reducer and could jsut connect the light using 2 (8v) batteries. It worries me a bit pulling 16 instead of the recomended 12v.
Is this a problem?? Should I get the reducer?? What if I would like to add neon lights in the near future = reducer??
I would hate to add an extra battery in the bag area...that is where the cooler goes...
Can I go directly to the batteries??
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Unread 03-04-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wiring new lights - maybe neon

Guys do it all the time and say it's fine. Personally, I would not exceed the rated voltage on the lights, especially the neons.
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Unread 03-04-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Wiring new lights - maybe neon

On my Precedent my factory lights are hooked to 12 volts, (just one battery since I have four 12 volt batteries.) I haven't added a reducer since I hardly use my lights and have no real accessories. But if I was adding additional items such as neon lights, radio, etc., I would definitely get a reducer even though I have a solid 12 volt source. As mentioned in threads here many times you can always place a toggle on/off switch on the reducer (+) lead to switch it off when not in use. Voltage is the push and if an electrical item was designed for 12 volts I’m sure most could take an additional push of 16 volts now and then but it’s never good for the long haul, otherwise they would state 12-16 volts.
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Unread 03-05-2009, 08:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wiring new lights - maybe neon

My guess is if U'r putting neon's on it you will add a radio next then a ...etc..
So you might as well go ahead and get a reducer which uses the whole pack.
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Boy, gmorrison I am new here and it is like you have known me forever!!
Yep, radio, cigar lighter, more lights, horn, siren (LOL)!!
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Forgot to Say to the Forum twisher !!
Get one of the bigger 20 amp converters (U will use it).
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I am working on a CC 48v and installing a new light package. The dealer said I did NOT need a reducer and could jsut connect the light using 2 (8v) batteries. It worries me a bit pulling 16 instead of the recomended 12v.
Is this a problem?? Should I get the reducer?? What if I would like to add neon lights in the near future = reducer??
I would hate to add an extra battery in the bag area...that is where the cooler goes...
Can I go directly to the batteries??
I need to add driving light (head lights) and tail lights to my cart for disney's campground. I picked up a heavy duty 12 volt battery for a harley and it fits in the battery well with my 6 other batteris. It was around 100 buck and needs to be charged seperatly but If I forget to turn off the lights I can still drive home in the dark.
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Unread 03-08-2009, 07:40 AM   #8
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I need to add driving light (head lights) and tail lights to my cart for disney's campground. I picked up a heavy duty 12 volt battery for a harley and it fits in the battery well with my 6 other batteris. It was around 100 buck and needs to be charged seperatly but If I forget to turn off the lights I can still drive home in the dark.
Up at Ft. Wilderness as we speak! If you come here often then you'll want to add other lights for Holloween, Christmas, etc.
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