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Unread 10-11-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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Ok I know where to hook to the pack but which wires are + and - comming from the lights?
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Unread 10-11-2011, 09:00 PM   #12
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Trigger, correct me if I'm wrong. Connect your reducer to the battery pack then disconnect the blue wire that is attached to battery #4 and connect that to the pos output of your reducer. I don't think you need to worry about the ground as it is already grounded via the factory harness back to battery #4.


The main thing here is to take the 12v feed (blue wire) from battery #4 and move it to your reducer so then your lights will be running off the whole pack through your reducer at 12v.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 10:34 PM   #13
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erict,... You and I know this is correct,.. but for the nervous nelly it is safe to add one more wire, if the converter output has a ground lead for the output.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 10:38 PM   #14
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itmoller,... As I have said,... the blue wire in the bucket is the master source for power to the front of the cart,... this includes all of the lights. I've told you what wires to connect so I don't understand your problem. What is confusing you??????
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Unread 10-12-2011, 07:35 AM   #15
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erict,... You and I know this is correct,.. but for the nervous nelly it is safe to add one more wire, if the converter output has a ground lead for the output.
Out of curiosity, where would you connect the output ground lead from the converter/reducer if you will be utilizing the ground in the factory harness already? Should you disconnect the ground in the connector up front (dash) then wire the output ground from the converter/reducer to the connector up front?
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Unread 10-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #16
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Erict,... Ground is Ground is Ground..... The best place to connect it is at the negative terminal of #4 battery. This connects both the OBC and the Controller and the Converter to one common ground. I would also imagine that somewhere in the cart Club Car has connected the same ground to the chassis and the motor frame, but I would not swear to this. Maybe TahoeDawg or someone else that knows can answer that question.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 11:40 AM   #17
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Erict,... Ground is Ground is Ground..... The best place to connect it is at the negative terminal of #4 battery. This connects both the OBC and the Controller and the Converter to one common ground. I would also imagine that somewhere in the cart Club Car has connected the same ground to the chassis and the motor frame, but I would not swear to this. Maybe TahoeDawg or someone else that knows can answer that question.
Maybe I need a slap in the face. If the OBC and controller is already grounded, you are saying to ground them to the converter/reducer instead?

My response above pertained to the output neg on the converter/reducer and not the neg input.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 12:22 PM   #18
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Erict,... I said if the coverter has an extra output wire or terminal that is listed as "Ground",..then it would be safe and good to also connect it to the negartive terminal of the #4 battery. I did not say to disconnect anything.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 12:31 PM   #19
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I just wired my converter in, but I had a problem this am driving kids to school. For some reason the the cart was moving with the tow/run in tow. I was going crazy thinking I screwed something up. I took the converter off and put the factory light harness back together and lights are fine, but the cart still moved with the tow/run in tow. WTH, I figured out the tow/run was bad, but why?? I'm running a temporary switch for now until I replace it and figure out what (if anything) I did to cause this.

As far as connecting the converter to the blue wire, I did that. I ended up with 50 volts at the lights. So that is not the correct way to do it. Ground is ground is ground, but these buggers are strange.

The way that worked for me was to run pos/neg from the converter and introduce it to the harness (in the dash). It worked, but I lost the 50 volts to my dash meter?? Still a work in progress.....
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Erict,... I said if the coverter has an extra output wire or terminal that is listed as "Ground",..then it would be safe and good to also connect it to the negartive terminal of the #4 battery. I did not say to disconnect anything.
Maybe it's the automotive side that keeps me confused Or maybe I'm confusing the input and output of the converter.


When I say input on converter, this is the neg wire to batt #4 and pos to batt #1 to get 12v from the whole pack. Output from converter would be to the 12v accessories and in this case a light kit.
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