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Unread 12-08-2011, 03:44 PM   #11
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Default Re: Installed a voltage converter this past weekend

Never mind. I figured it out. The Black Ground wire is a dual/common ground for input and output for the converter. A spliced wire is needed.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 03:55 PM   #12
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I ran my battery negative to the fuse block terminal's negative input and then ran the reducer's ground to one of the fuse block's negative spade connecting points . . . all accessory negative's go to spade connector at fuse block . . less messy that way . . . here is fuse block I bought . .

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Unread 12-08-2011, 04:49 PM   #13
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Sounds like the same converter and placement that I used and had posted in another thread. I was also a little concerned about heat dissipation but the checks I did after installing appeared to be ok. It does not appear to get as hot as the controller does in any case. But am monitoring.
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Ya, it sounds odd? My positive output goes straight to a fuse block, my negative output goes to a terminal strip, but not back to the #1 battery's neg via a spice.

Perhaps his converter somehow loses ground when it's off, on or both?
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Never mind. I figured it out. The Black Ground wire is a dual/common ground for input and output for the converter. A spliced wire is needed.
Like you said it must be a common ground. I guess some use it while other converters don't need the pigtailed output neg wire with one back to the battery.

Steve are you referring to a (4) 12v setup? Because I think you mean #4 battery neg?
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Unread 12-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #15
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Like you said it must be a common ground. I guess some use it while other converters don't need the pigtailed output neg wire with one back to the battery.

Steve are you referring to a (4) 12v setup? Because I think you mean #4 battery neg?
Isn't that what I said?
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"Specially designed for the Golf Cart Industry to power lights and all accessories with terminals for all the ground wires also."

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"Specially designed for the Golf Cart Industry to power lights and all accessories with terminals for all the ground wires also."

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Yep . . same one, different seller . . . and $8 cheaper . . . I got screwed . . .
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Default Re: Installed a voltage converter this past weekend

That was the type of fuse block that I wanted but could not fine one at any of the local auto parts stores. I should have bought one off of Flebay. Anyway, that is why I had to use a terminal strip to have a place to tie ground wires back to, since the fuse block I used did not have the ground terminals. The fuse block in the link has plenty of both terminals for Pos and Neg. This is the fuse block that I would recommend for someone installing a voltage converter.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 12:16 PM   #19
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That was the type of fuse block that I wanted but could not fine one at any of the local auto parts stores. I should have bought one off of Flebay. Anyway, that is why I had to use a terminal strip to have a place to tie ground wires back to, since the fuse block I used did not have the ground terminals. The fuse block in the link has plenty of both terminals for Pos and Neg. This is the fuse block that I would recommend for someone installing a voltage converter.
I did the same thing. Used a car fuse block and a terminal strip for my grounds. I'm going to screw both of them to a piece of plywood and mount wherever. That fleabay one would have solved that mess though.
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Unread 12-09-2011, 08:29 PM   #20
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Default Re: Installed a voltage converter this past weekend

i used a terminal block with inline fuses as thats what i had on hand at the time. i've since outgrown this block, plus its less intuitive to troubleshoot so i'll likely go the fusebox route sometime soon. i'd like to find something equally as tidy.
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