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Unread 05-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Man this is an awesome forum! I've learned so much from picking through all of these threads. I finally got everything together for my 48v converter and got to work. Electrical work intimidates me for some reason...mostly the cost of a simple mistake.

Alright heres the run down.
30amp 48 to 12v converter installed with some Mcgyver brackets under the rear seat access panel.
Seabase Fuse block with Pos and Neg bus installed
pre-wried for 6 circuits no terminations yet
Installed 3 rocker switches on the dash-terminated leads and ready for accessories--figuring out a clean way to provide negative back to Seabase off of accessory
Recieved my ATV20 Audio tube...to **** big to mount between front and rear seat backing (adapt and conquer) Fits well above dash between windshield. Looks a little clunky but sounds good.
(Once I sit down and figure out picture posting I will add some of my pics through the install.)

Have not terminated the converter to the battery pack due to one hold up. The yellow from the converter (remote on/off) is terminated to my keyswitch and I have read so many threads about relays etc that Im not sure I want to pull the trigger and power up until I have confirmed that this yellow cable is simply used for a completion of the circuit and will not fry my key switch or anything else for that matter.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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Went ahead and tried to power up. Terminated yellow remote cable to the keyswitch then terminated battery cables. I heard some clicking but no power to a test accessory. Scratching me head right now
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I am assuming you ran the ground to the batteries and not the frame?

IE both the fuse block and the converter
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Went ahead and tried to power up. Terminated yellow remote cable to the keyswitch then terminated battery cables. I heard some clicking but no power to a test accessory. Scratching me head right now
When testing be sure to use the +12 volt wire and the battery/ground wire not the frame also
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Yes took them back to the negative post on the battery pack. I don't think I am getting power to the converter. Going to break it off of the fuse block and run direct wiring for some troubleshooting I guess.
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Yes took them back to the negative post on the battery pack. I don't think I am getting power to the converter. Going to break it off of the fuse block and run direct wiring for some troubleshooting I guess.
Now be sure to hook it up to the last Neg battery in the series, not just any neg post battery. Check voltage on the positive lead and neg lead going to the convertor. You should have 48 volts between the 2.
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I saw some diagrams that are different from the way I have it wired. I have the ground for both the Seabase and the converter going to the battery pack. ie...Seabase ground post to battery and another lead from converter to battery. The diagram shows the converter going to the seabase negative ground bus then from the Seabase to the negative battery post. Would this make a difference?

I don't think I am getting 48 volts to my converter. I do have positive battery pack to 48v input of converter but the yellow remote on off is going to my key switch. On the 97 DS CC I dont think there is any power coming off of the key switch. I terminated this to the terminal that holds the orange/white wire (goes to the warning light) and it also has a green wire that (goes back to the solenoid). The other terminal on the keyswitch has a blue wire that goes to the pontentiometer.
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I saw some diagrams that are different from the way I have it wired. I have the ground for both the Seabase and the converter going to the battery pack. ie...Seabase ground post to battery and another lead from converter to battery. The diagram shows the converter going to the seabase negative ground bus then from the Seabase to the negative battery post. Would this make a difference?

I don't think I am getting 48 volts to my converter. I do have positive battery pack to 48v input of converter but the yellow remote on off is going to my key switch. On the 97 DS CC I dont think there is any power coming off of the key switch. I terminated this to the terminal that holds the orange/white wire (goes to the warning light) and it also has a green wire that (goes back to the solenoid). The other terminal on the keyswitch has a blue wire that goes to the pontentiometer.
No that is the way I would have ran the ground. Have you tested the voltage at the switch? Have you checked to make sure there isn't an inline fuse?
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I went ahead and switched the grounds as mentioned up above. Checked the fuse to my converter and it was broken so went ahead and replaced that and presto we have power to speakers and one of my rocker switches. I'm happy with that but not satisfied. The key switch does not power it off when in the off position. I am thinking the next thing to fix that is the relay I have been seeing on the varous "converter/keyswitch" threads.
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SWEET!!!! Took the Yellow remote on/off wire off of the keyswitch terminal with the orange/white wire (goes to the warning light) and also the green wire. Switched it over to the teminal with the blue wire to the potentiometer and we're golden.
I had it wired up fine the other day. I think I was dealing with a busted not blown fuse. Who knows. We're up and running now.
Time to find some more accessories for my 3 rocker switches now.
LEDs and what else?
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