lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-02-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
 
TurkeyBuggy's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 33
Default Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

Hey everyone...I'm on my first cart build. I'm trying to decide on a 12V add on battery or a Voltage Regulator/Reducer (48VDC to 12 VDC). I'm gona use it to power my headlights, tail lights, 12 accessory plug...Spot Light...and what ever else I can mount on this buggy! I'm rewiring the whole cart, have one slot open 4.5 inches by 12 inches by 14 inches tall to mount a battery. Which way do you think I should go? Battery or voltage regulator?
TurkeyBuggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 02-02-2010, 11:10 PM   #2
Gone Wild
 
Frizbgolf's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Picayune, Mississippi
Posts: 692
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

I would go with a seperate 12v battery, for a couple of reasons, it will reduce the amount of rf interference on a radio, and it will not be a drain on the battery pack that multiple accessories would cause.
Frizbgolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2010, 11:21 PM   #3
Not Yet Wild
 
TurkeyBuggy's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 33
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

Yeah but what about having to use 2 chargers? Is it worth the trouble? or
is it worth the second charger effort to not draining the main power pack?

What kind of battery?...deep cell something (I have a small space to put it) or a motorcycle type battery? What kind do most of you use?
TurkeyBuggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2010, 12:10 AM   #4
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 406
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

It is give and take, and you have to decide.

Using the converter depending on how much 12 volt current you need will rob your run time. But if space is limited it may be the best choice.

If you go with the 12 volt battery route do not use a starting battery like a motorcycle battery. You want a true deep cycle battery. I use a Trojan 1275 but it does not sound like you have the space.
sunking is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2010, 12:11 AM   #5
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NewHampshire
Posts: 18
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

I'm going to be doing this soon to. I plan on mounting a 12 battery, just have to figure out where. I'll let you know what I come up with.
DirtKurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2010, 04:13 AM   #6
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 39
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

I'm planning on adding a deep cycle 12 volt in a battery box. Plan is to put it in the bag well under the rear seat with easy access to quick connects.
ccwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2010, 07:49 AM   #7
Conservatively Wild
 
SpoiledRotten's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Below the Mason Dixon
Posts: 3,610
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

I use the RV/Marine battery. I'm very satisfied with the setup.
SpoiledRotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #8
??????
 
LostHusker's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South TX
Posts: 8,569
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

You can do it either way, the downside to with spare battery is you have a second charger to contend with, with installing a reducer you know that it is pulling from the hole pack. People always say well it will reduce your runtime! Well how much do you plan on using your accessories, I mean, you tap your brakes now and then, do you plan on a bunch of night driving? I like the reducer setup just for the factor that I will not need to deal with another charger. I see you have camo buggy, so I am assuming that you will use for hunting, if you are worried about the brake lights, install a toggle switch somewhere so that you can disable them while hunting. Just a thought and my .02. Hope this helps.
LostHusker is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2010, 08:53 AM   #9
Gone Wild
 
Fishing Dude's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Slums of Lake Erie
Posts: 3,722
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

Could put a reducer to the 12v battery for charging with a cut off cicuit from solenoid.
Fishing Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2010, 09:41 AM   #10
Gone Wild
 
golfcarfixer's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: DELAWARE
Posts: 2,656
Default Re: Powering Accessories - 12V Battery vs Voltage regulator

I have a voltage converter 30amp. it runs off of the whole set. I have headlights,taillights,stop,turn,4ways.voltage meter,cig lighter,etc. It has been on for 2 yrs and works really good.I mounted the converter to the bottom side of the pass. floor.Everything else is hooked into the fuse panel.
golfcarfixer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
12v, battery, voltage regulator
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
voltage regulator Golf Carts and Parts
voltage regulator Gas Club Car
Voltage Regulator???? Gas EZGO
Voltage Regulator???? Gas EZGO
voltage regulator Gas EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 AM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.