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Unread 05-10-2009, 09:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: Kids ride on car 12V battery for Accesories.

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I have a 12v - 7 amp hour battery that I picked up from Radio Shack. I think it is for a security alarm backup. With my two Advance Auto parts driving lights and two LED tail lights, I only get about 15 minutes of use before the lights go out. You will definitely need more than a 7 amp hour rating.

Maybe OLD MEC can give us a source for his 35 amp hour battery and a list of accessories he is running because that sounds what I need. I would definitely be up for an upgrade. I'd get a regular 12V deep cycle battery, but space is an issue in my CC.

There are others on here using the same type setup. Search for Sealed Lead Acid.

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Unread 05-11-2009, 02:00 PM   #12
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Battery can be gotten at any larger battery outlet. Its a UB-12350 in my case a Universal Brand battery, weight is 33 lbs.
I am running 2-55 watt head lights, 2- 10 LED Tail Lights, OGGAH Horn, Turn Signals with electronic Flasher, 2- 10 LED Interior Lights, Dash Power Outlet, 2-LED Front Parking Lights, Brake Lights ( In LED ), and finally a Radio.
I have mine installed now in front of the shock tower ( OVER THE FRONT SUSPENSION )on a plate I made that includes a 48 volt solenoid with Diode hooked to key switch as a switching relay and I also have a 30 amp circiut breaker mounted along side the solenoid.
I originally had this setup with a aluminum plate covering the setup that ran from the bumper to just below the headlights on my 1996 Club Car. Now since I have made a different body for the cart it still is mounted in same place and with a removable hood I can check battery condition easier. I have a 6 fuse panel as a circuit board combo and originally had it and the battery in glove compartment, but moved it soon after when extending front end for larger tires and wheels.
FOUR things I must mention about this setup
1-If your are using a solenoid or relay from 48 volts to 12 volts ( YOU MUST INSTALL A DIODE ) as protection for electronic controller.
2-DO NOT INSTALL A RESISTOR on solenoid like I did and have your LED lights on dimmly all the time. I checked with ALLTRAX people and they stated that as long as I had diode installed there was NO NEED for 2nd resistor.
3- This is more personal thing than anything else, BUT I REWIRED DASH SWITCH WIRING to heavier guage for added protection AND ADDED A 5 amp Fuse before switch as mine didnt have any protection before? Wiring diagrams I have seen show a fuse in circuit but MINE DID NOT HAVE ONE???? Also I added a 250 AMP FUSE on 48 volt PLUS BATTERY POST TO PROTECT WHOLE SYSTEM.
4- When using a sealed battery of any type go by manufactures instructions for charging as they being sealed cannot take as high rate charge as vented batterys can. I use the 10 amp of a 10-2 amp selective charger for my battery as this is what MY HANDICAPPED SCOOTER REQUIRES ALSO.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 10:40 PM   #13
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maybe I am doing the wrong thing but I have a 12v outlet on my 36v ezgo and all I did was connect to the cart batteries 2 6volt =12volt and when I charge the cart everything evens out,,,,,, collosse
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Unread 05-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #14
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Default Re: Kids ride on car 12V battery for Accesories.

Thanks for the info MEC. I hope I didn't sound as if I was doubting what your setup would do. I am interested in the same performance with that pricing.

Did you run everything through the key switch so the accessory battery wouldn't be left on by accident or am I missing something obvious. I just have a toggle switch with an inline fuse wired up to the lights as a stand alone system. I charge my battery with a trickle charger that I keep hooked up to the motorcycle in the winter. It seems to work pretty well except for the run time and I would guess my 7 amp hour battery is just too small.

I plan on trying to find a similar battery here local and see what that does for me.

Thanks again.

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Unread 05-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #15
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Default Re: Kids ride on car 12V battery for Accesories.

Great ideas everyone--I was looking for ease of hiding and installation of a smaller battery and also with an ease of recharging. I like the solar panel which is fairly cheap, but I also like the solid charge thru a cigarette lighter connection, very neat and very basic.
There is a lot of night driving done here at times so I think a larger 35 AH battery would be the smarter choice as I would like to install a radio also.
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Unread 05-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #16
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Coalman- I use the key switch set up because at my age ( 76 ) I forget sometimes to turn an extra switch off and in my case because I use a brake switch from a 1949 chev truck it would leave the brake lights on all the time when I park the cart? Besides my wife also in advanced age doesnt understand anything but a key type switch I opted for a more expensive set up to start with.
Oxfordlawn- Coalman- I forgot to make a recomendation about the power outlet. I use a HD Power outlet with 14 guage wire that came from a marine supply company because I feel that a regular cigarette lighter set up ( wiring 16 to 18 guage and base COULD be too light ) for extended use with a full 10 amps? Most cigarette lighters are only for about 5-7 amps or less and short time usage so rather than have problems later on I always opt for HD parts? After 50 years of auto mechanics and replacing many substandard wiring set ups I go the safe side ALWAYS.
Thats my .02 worth??
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Understood OldMec
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