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Unread 05-06-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP ELECTRICAL GURUS and scottyB

hi all,

i unfortunatley need your help.

i have a 2002 club car DS 48v electric.

i am trying to put together a cart for mothers day and i have a few issues,

i first want to wire up a 48v digital volt meter.
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where does it hook up to? i perfer to the ignition switch(in pic)mail3.jpg

lastly.

can someone show me what contacts in battery area will give me 12V?(in pic)mail5.jpg

thanks in advance.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: HELP ELECTRICAL GURUS and scottyB

If I remember right for it to go on and off with switch it hooks on cold side then one lead to pos #1 batt, and one lead to neg #4 battery.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 08:55 AM   #3
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The digital meter should be wired by diagram that should have come with unit as I dont know of a universal diagram? If you didnt get diagram contact seller for correct info. As to 12 volts you can only get 8 volts ( one battery ) or 16 volts ( two batterys in series ) on a 48 volt cart, what you need is a voltage reducer unit that takes 48 volts down to 12 volts.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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The PDF is the manual for the Curtis LED meter. It includes connections and troubleshooting.

I don't know if we can stickie something like this. Questions about the meter come up often enough to warrant having it close at hand. It is a small file.
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File Type: pdf Curtis Led SOC meter manual.pdf (696.8 KB, 22 views)
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Unread 05-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #5
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Thanks Scotty B for the diagram it worked. I have one last question the cart had front headlights when I got it I added 2 tail lights I wired all the positives together and all the negatives together which are wired to the original cables that were on the battery and hooked up to the aux switch.

Now when all the switch is on the on position all lights work, when I switch it to off position safety fuse blows..

Originally with headlights only it had a 25amp fuse now that I have head & tail lights do I needed a higher amperage so that it does not blow??

Thanks in advance!
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Unread 05-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #6
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if its wired right you shouldn,t even need a fuse, dosn,t hurt to have one but i have seen many carts wired to 16 volts and not need a fuse..........................
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Unread 05-08-2011, 10:29 AM   #7
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Ok well I tried your idea with taking out the fuse and running direct

What happens is it works but when I turn the switch of it sparks the wires and looks like it will burn if I don't remOve,

The aux switch has 3 prongs
Middle one protrudes more then the other two,

Could I have them mix up only two are connected power and ground..???
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Unread 05-08-2011, 10:54 AM   #8
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does the cart have a voltage recucer? if not that has to be part of problem cause minimum is 16 volts, i know for sure that you can run lights off of 16 volts but anything other than lights ??????????? 3 prongs i think would be power, ground and light for the meter i would think.......the longer one may be the one for light.....have you tried with just hooking up the two? just be careful you don,t burn switch up maybe try off one 8 volt battery different ways to wire that shouldn,t hurt the switch......check for reducer............................
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Unread 05-08-2011, 11:04 AM   #9
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Is the voltage reducer something I can buy and wire in? I am assuming so.
Is it a 16v reducer? Or what is it exactly called sorry for the rookie questions

And I must say this site is incredible everyone super knowledgeable and helPful

Thanks a million
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if the cart dosn,t have a reducer yes you can buy a 48 to 12 volt reducer.........that reduce down from 48 to 12 volt for running 12 volt acc,s and thats the way to go.............just keep in mind they sell a hundred different kinds so just don,t buy a 10 dollar one cause you get what you pay for....................................
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