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Unread 07-22-2011, 08:51 AM   #11
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no i can,t explain but if he just finds 24 volts on the cart and hooks the lights to them they will blow for sure.....try it on your cart..........hook yours to 2 of your 12 volt bats see what happens..........i have seen a few that melted the plastic light housing 2 minutes after hooking to 16 volts.......but most of the time they will work but they don,t last as long........................
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Unread 07-22-2011, 09:12 AM   #12
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Tom do you understand the difference between parallel and series circuits, parallel will do as you explained above, series will work as designed. If you don't know the answer for sure then simply don't answer, but lets not give incorrect advice, do you really think i have not tried this.
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Unread 07-22-2011, 09:31 AM   #13
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Tom do you understand the difference between parallel and series circuits, parallel will do as you explained above, series will work as designed. If you don't know the answer for sure then simply don't answer, but lets not give incorrect advice, do you really think i have not tried this.
Actually if you hook 3 8 volt batteries in parallel you'll have 8 volts, not 24. Your cart batteries are in series giving you 48 volts, 6x8.

How much resistance is there with a 12 volt bulb? Enough to cut the voltage down in the 24 volt series suggested?
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Unread 07-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #14
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look dude i gave an answer to a question as i have experienced it ok i,m not trying to give anyone any incorrect advice or answers but what is it with you do sit there drolling waiting for this to happen......you seem to have this oh i,m so much smarter than thou additude that dosn,t cut it here.........now come on wasn,t it you that told more than one person with 36 volt carts to check their OBC,s ??? get my point.

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WELL!
Can someone tell me what a dh is ?????
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Actually if you hook 3 8 volt batteries in parallel you'll have 8 volts, not 24. Your cart batteries are in series giving you 48 volts, 6x8.

How much resistance is there with a 12 volt bulb? Enough to cut the voltage down in the 24 volt series suggested?
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I am not talking about batteries, only the two lights, two 12 volt lights hooked in series gives you twice the resistance of one bulb, and you have twice the voltage so each bulb will only see 12 volts. This is much safer than running two 12 volt bulbs in parallel off of 16 volts, which is giving an over-voltage condition to the lights and could cause a possible fire

This is safer!!! and they will last longer also
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Unread 07-22-2011, 12:20 PM   #17
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Tom do you understand the difference between parallel and series circuits, parallel will do as you explained above, series will work as designed. If you don't know the answer for sure then simply don't answer, but lets not give incorrect advice, do you really think i have not tried this.

gaminde's right, but thanks for your input Shadowman. Youre still awesome.

12v in series will equal 24v, which will be perfect across 3 batteries.

maybe i can just get 2 more lights, totalling 48v and i wont need a reducer and can use the entire pack equally......
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Unread 07-22-2011, 12:38 PM   #18
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Can someone tell me what a dh is ?????
Yes.... it's a dear husband.............
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Yes.... it's a dear husband.............
Is his first name Dick? Did I bring the answer to a Head?

Time to Volt out of here...
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Unread 07-24-2011, 09:43 PM   #20
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12 volt light are fine hooked to 16 volts, if you think about the charging system on a car, your alternator puts out between 14.5 and 15 volts and the 12 volt stuff seems to be fine, just my thought.
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