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Unread 02-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Just got a 96 CC DS. In the frame rail just behind the batteries on the drivers side is a silver metal box, just fits between the rails and about 8" long. It has a wire coming out the back end that goes to the last battery neg. terminal. The other end splits to 2 ends that are staked together and maybe 4 wires coming off that. I did trace 1 wire that went to one side of the horn. On the box it says "caution HOT..can cause severe burns." I thought maybe a voltage reducer, but no positive wire going to it, just the negative and then the split on the other end of the box.

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Unread 02-21-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: What is it for?

Sounds like a voltage reducer to me? Strange way to wire it but on an electric cart with no frame ground it could work? By feeding full switched voltage 36-48 volts to accesories and going back through reducer to battery pack ground it would work. Sure NOT the way I would do it ( BUT )??? We have all seen worse wiring I'm sure.
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It is a voltage reducer and that is the way Club Car does it. Works!
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Default Re: What is it for?

I also agree that it a voltage reducer!

1 hint to really find out...
check your batteries for an "odd" (non stock) wire, on the positive side of either at the #1 battery (48v to 12v)
or at your #5 battery (16v to 12v)

Then see if it traces back to that box!

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I also agree that it a voltage reducer!

1 hint to really find out...
check your batteries for an "odd" (non stock) wire, on the positive side of either at the #1 battery (48v to 12v)
or at your #5 battery (16v to 12v)

Then see if it traces back to that box!

I did see some non stock wires coming off the #5 + battery, did a voltage check from the # 5 Battery to one side of the horn that went to the end that split off and got 12.4 volts thru it so I guess it is a voltage reducer. I was hoping for a 48v to 12v instead of a 16v to 12v. Don`t like taking the juice off just 2 batteries! Just didn`t figure it would get that hot going from 16v to 12v. I haven`t checked to see how hot it gets

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