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Unread 04-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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That is good to hear, I just got a 2005 and it does the same thing go great one time then seem like its running out of power the next ride. I ordered the digital volt meter so I will know for sure now. It's good to know I can upgrade to 6 8v batteries and the only thing I will have to.add is battery clamps. Will I have to change how the radio connects to the batteries? I also have a battery tender I keep it on when not in use because my charger shuts off when done charging, will that still work also? Thanks again for the.help
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Unread 04-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #12
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BTW....I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer I'll answer what I can.

If your radio is wired directly off one battery (look for 2 small wires coming off one battery that goes to your radio), you will need to install a 48v-12v reducer...there is no 12v available in the 8v configuration.....there are plenty of threads with various suggestions

I use a separate battery that I have to power my Samsung smart phone for the GPS feature on course. It is a battery that we use when camping for charging phones a running lights in the tent etc. it has a digital volt meter and cigar lighter outlets and is fairly portable....I charge it by solar....it fits in the cart dash quite well.

I am not familiar with a Battery Tender...the std. ClubCar PowerDrive charger is all I use....even when we go away for months at a time....I think it 'checks' on the State Of Charge (soc) every 13-15 days and charges automatically if necessary....again plenty of threads in here to read up on!

Hope this helps.


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Unread 04-16-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help, I'm thinking of trying to install a.fusebox from the reducer so I can hook up a couple of.different devices. Thanks again
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Unread 06-19-2017, 10:50 PM   #14
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I just converted a cart of mine and referenced this write up so much I felt it was only fair to share the results. Great write up. All I did was fit the batteries, nothing else was swapped out.


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Unread 06-19-2017, 11:00 PM   #15
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I did this on my '04 back in February, by far the best mod I've done!
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Unread 06-19-2017, 11:11 PM   #16
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I just converted a cart of mine and referenced this write up so much I felt it was only fair to share the results. Great write up. All I did was fit the batteries, nothing else was swapped out.


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Ok, so that is what scottyb was referencing when he said they came in TOO big from a phone. Wholly cow, those pics went all the way over to my 2nd screen....
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Unread 06-19-2017, 11:12 PM   #17
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And great job by the way!! Looks professional.
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Unread 06-20-2017, 06:53 AM   #18
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Ok, so that is what scottyb was referencing when he said they came in TOO big from a phone. Wholly cow, those pics went all the way over to my 2nd screen....


I know what you mean. They upload so big that is almost makes them useless. Here are the same picture but at a smaller resolution. Hopefully you can see them better




I still have some tidying up to do but I did this in a matter of two hours (with dinner in between).

All I can say is a sonic tool or oscillating tool is a MUST for this mod



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Yes, much better viewing and still a terrific job...
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Unread 06-22-2017, 05:12 PM   #20
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Good job golfinw71...thanks for your feedback.

It's been 5 years since I did the mod...all still going strong, I never got around to changing the wooden retainers..haha
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