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Unread 05-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Question Wiring Lights for CC DS with 4 12v batteries

Hello,

I wanted to ask how to properly wire a light kit onto my Club Car DS (2006) that appears to have 4 (12v) batteries. Most wiring diagrams illustrate wiring for 6 battery configurations. So, the question is simple, how should I wire my lights and do I need a voltage reducer?

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Unread 05-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wiring Lights for CC DS with 4 12v batteries

The correct way is to use a voltage reducer, but to be honest, I don't. I have the exact same cart and have my lights running off the one battery on the drivers side of the cart. If and when I buy a new set of batteries, I'll consider installing a voltage reducer.
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12 volt batteries will have 6 fill locations (8 volts have four and 6 volts have three). This will help you determine which batteries you have....

If you wire to just one battery your lights will work but over time you will cause that battery to go bad because it will charge that battery much harder decreasing it's life. It is always better to use a voltage reducer. They are available from our sponsors here on this forum I like to use Golf Cart King.

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12 volt batteries will have 6 fill locations (8 volts have four and 6 volts have three). This will help you determine which batteries you have....

Good Luck, Gary
Thanks Gary.

Based on the attached picture, can anyone tell which battery type I have? Certainly only 4 batteries included but I am not with the cart right now so it is hard for me to tell without taking off the white caps.

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Default Re: Wiring Lights for CC DS with 4 12v batteries

You have 4 12volt batteries. I have the same cart.
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Perfect. Thanks. That is what I thought I had but I wanted to be sure. I think I'll play it safe and get the voltage reducer.

Once I am done this project, off to getting the cart painted (by and autobody shop) and maybe lifted as well (will need to see if I can do it or not). I am amazed at how addicting this can be with my new (to me) cart.

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This is the best way to go.........

http://www.golfcartking.com/voltage-...car-p-303.html
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This is the best way to go.........

http://www.golfcartking.com/voltage-...car-p-303.html
. . . that's a lot of money and a lot of amps for only running lights . . .
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. . . that's a lot of money and a lot of amps for only running lights . . .
Yes but it is the ONLY way to balance the draw fron all of your batteries and in the long run it is still about a hundred dollars cheaper than having to replace a battery.

The choice is yours and many choose to mount an additional 12 volt deep cycle in the bag well just for accessories. By the time you do this you will have spent just as much and you'll have to charge it independently.......
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... many choose to mount an additional 12 volt deep cycle in the bag well just for accessories. By the time you do this you will have spent just as much and you'll have to charge it independently.......
Wow, I am interested in considering this as an option. I already have a trickle charger for a boat battery so maybe I can add a 12v deep cycle battery to the cart and get away for under 100 bucks.

Will that work?

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