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Unread 08-12-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I just got a 2001 Club Car DS electric, 48v system. I want to put some headlights on it and of course facing the difficulty of light sets typically being 12v and the cart having 8v batteries. I have gotten from a friend some 24v bulbs and actually they fit right into the sockets on the 12v light kit I bought. I figure that if I hook the 2 lights up in series I will be at 48v and for the amount of time that I will likely use these lights, I am not too concerned about their impact on the batteries (likely use them once or twice a month for no more than 10 minutes at a time - but on an island wtih no lights, so they are important when I need them!). Anyway- question is - is it all right to just hook them to the same terminals as the cart main power? I have seen some batteries that have 2 terminals, one for main power and one for accessories, but my batteries not like that and I wonder if it is okay to just use the main studs? Any thoughts appreciated!

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Unread 08-12-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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No problem at all, 48v is 48v as far as the headlights are concerned. Make sure you ground the circuit to the battery pack, no frame grounds allowed on sparky carts, and fuse the circuit properly.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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Just dont forget and try and add turn signals, radio-stereo etc as they will not work in series like bulbs do.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 10:04 PM   #4
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I added a 12v battery for a motorcycle. I run two fog lights, tail light and 2 sidemarker lights. They seem to last forever because I run them for a few minutes at a time. I charged the battery twice in the past 3 or 4 months.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 10:28 AM   #5
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why not just do it right and put a 48 volt to 12 volt reducer on it?........................
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Unread 08-13-2010, 11:36 AM   #6
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I use a sealed handicaped scooter battery ( UB 12350 ) that costs much less $55.00 last one purchased than whole pack reducers and has more amps ( 40 amp hour rated ) available than most reducers and it can be mounted in any position as its sealed. For years I just threw mine in passenger glove box before mounting over front suspension. I charge mine twice a month from a chaep Harbor Freight charger $19.95. I have 50 watt headlights, tail lights, turn signals, brake lights, radio, stereo, dash lights, 50 watt driving lights.
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