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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

I continue to read that 6x8volt battery systems are much better than 4x12volt, so why do the manufacturers continue to use 4x12volt? I am curious as my CC uses 4x12 and as I need to buy batteries, should I go to the 6x8volt setup.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

Economics. 4 batts are cheaper than 6 and weigh less.

They design the carts for a round of golf then recharge.

We take these carts well beyond those limits.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

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I am curious as my CC uses 4x12 and as I need to buy batteries, should I go to the 6x8volt setup.
yes go with 6-8 volts and you will increase your run time .
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Unread 08-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #4
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I continue to read that 6x8volt battery systems are much better than 4x12volt, so why do the manufacturers continue to use 4x12volt? I am curious as my CC uses 4x12 and as I need to buy batteries, should I go to the 6x8volt setup.
Do they still use them? I thought CC stopped in '09. Not sure, just what I thought.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

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Do they still use them? I thought CC stopped in '09. Not sure, just what I thought.
Club Car doesn't use them any longer. Thankfully. I believe EZGO still uses them in their RXV
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Unread 08-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

RXV carts still use them but I did see one the other day where they installed the normal TXT rack for 6 batteries

As for cost, the last 12 volts I bought were $800 for the set. The 8 volt set was under $700
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Unread 08-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

do the 6- 8volts at least, or 8- 6volts if ya got the coin and need the extended run time.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

I have a friend that manages a fleet of 70 Ezgo RXV's they are 3 years old and basically all need new batteries already. They can't make it past 18 holes. Many die on the course. Last fleet were club car with 6- 8 volt set up and they had no problem getting 36 holes between charges and the batteries didn't need to be replaced so soon.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #9
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Default Re: Why do cart manufactures continue to use 4x12 volt systems?

I've seen 4 12's on 2013 factory refurb club car DS carts
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Unread 08-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #10
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I've seen 4 12's on 2013 factory refurb club car DS carts
Refurb cars are excluded.... They're still an old car with new parts.
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