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Unread 12-30-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 Club car Precedent and have a light kit on it now which i run to the nmber 4 batter 4 12 volt batteries i would like to hook a radio and maybe a horn is it ok to run this off the number 4 battery or ius a convertor a better way to go Thanks
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Unread 12-30-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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I have a 2006 Club car Precedent and have a light kit on it now which i run to the nmber 4 batter 4 12 volt batteries i would like to hook a radio and maybe a horn is it ok to run this off the number 4 battery or ius a convertor a better way to go Thanks
It really depends on how much you plan on using the radio and lights. If it is going to be driven mostly at night with the radio on full blast then a converter is the way to go. Again, it all depends on the usage, but whatever you do, DO NOT use a common ground for your accessories. Separate neg and pos leads must be run to each item even if you are using a voltage conveter/reducer or you could really mess up your electrical system.
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Unread 12-31-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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I have a 2006 Club car Precedent and have a light kit on it now which i run to the nmber 4 batter 4 12 volt batteries i would like to hook a radio and maybe a horn is it ok to run this off the number 4 battery or ius a converter a better way to go Thanks
If you get a converter make sure it's a good one out of the gate that can deliver max amps from your pack! Vendors here sell them... a bit more then the cheaper models online but well worth it in the long run
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Unread 12-31-2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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Why not run the radio off #2 or #3 ?
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Unread 12-31-2010, 05:47 PM   #5
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could that be done i thought if i tried tying into like the other battery u get more then 12 volts
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Unread 01-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #6
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If U use the ground point "-" from battery X and the Hot lead + from the same Battery U get the voltage from that one battery .
However if U use the ground from Batt #1 and the hot from Batt #2 U get the voltage of Batt 1 + the voltage of Batt 2 added together , and so on ...etc.

So U will have to run 2 wires and not pick up the ground from another location, but from that battery itself.

Clear as mud ?
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If U use the ground point "-" from battery X and the Hot lead + from the same Battery U get the voltage from that one battery .
However if U use the ground from Batt #1 and the hot from Batt #2 U get the voltage of Batt 1 + the voltage of Batt 2 added together , and so on ...etc.

So U will have to run 2 wires and not pick up the ground from another location, but from that battery itself.

Clear as mud ?
yes i think it does just only hook the the neg and positve of the battery you going to use so you could run radio off of #2 battery and then have like a horn on # 1 battery there would be 4 wires to do all this 2 for horn 2 for radio.
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Yep U got it ,
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Unread 01-02-2011, 09:26 PM   #9
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I never hook up a radio without a 48 to 12V reducer due to the fact that the yellow "Memory" wire on the radio will constantly draw from whatever battery you hook it up to. This will keep your batteries totally unsynchronized with each other and will end up doing serious damage in no time.
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Unread 01-03-2011, 07:53 AM   #10
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Would the radio memory draw that much out of the battery? also i have a light kit so do you thnk the lights will do that same damage sionce they on the number 4 battery. Thanks for the info

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