lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dahlonega GA
Posts: 46
Default 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

This may have been asked a million times, but what type of Switch for a 48V Voltage Reducer ( Voltage and amp-wise) do I need? All I could find are regular automotive 15 volt switches The Reducer is coming from Carts Unlimited ScottyB`s. I know very little to nothing about this stuff. Thanks.
Countrycart99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,079
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

You Something equivalent to a common automotive key switch. Any toggle or rocker switch rated 20 amps at 15v is fine to turn the reducer on & off.
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
72 volt torque monster
 
scottginfla's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sorrento, FLA
Posts: 589
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

you don't necessarily need a dedicated switch to turn it on, it has an activation wire you can hook into the key switch to turn on any time the cart is on, if you want a dedicated switch, then pretty much any automotive switch will work (12volt) on the activation wire, as it will not be pulling any amps through it.
scottginfla is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,079
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottginfla View Post
you don't necessarily need a dedicated switch to turn it on, it has an activation wire you can hook into the key switch to turn on any time the cart is on, if you want a dedicated switch, then pretty much any automotive switch will work (12volt) on the activation wire, as it will not be pulling any amps through it.
Careful, some CC use minus or negative polarity at the key switch. The DC reducer I sell (go here for the lowest price anywhere! > DC Reducer SALE ) has a positive polarity switch circuit. I assumed this is why he asked about an alternative switch.
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
72 volt torque monster
 
scottginfla's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sorrento, FLA
Posts: 589
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
Careful, some CC use minus or negative polarity at the key switch. The DC reducer I sell (go here for the lowest price anywhere! > DC Reducer SALE ) has a positive polarity switch circuit. I assumed this is why he asked about an alternative switch.
You are right about that, I guess we both should have stated to use a volt meter to find where to hook up the activation wire
scottginfla is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #6
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,079
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

Club car had to be different..... first the negative key switch then the OBC. What's next?
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
Dazed & Confused
 
crash test dummy's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Z-HELLS FL
Posts: 14,056
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

then again why turn it off ? should not draw unless in use .. right ?
scotty
does the activation wire have to be switched ?
crash test dummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,079
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by crash test dummy View Post
then again why turn it off ? should not draw unless in use .. right ?
scotty
does the activation wire have to be switched ?
YES. The reducers draw power to reduce. So leaving it on actually leaves a draw on the pack and that is why the good reducers have a switch circuit.

If your reducer does not have a switchable on/off circuit then use a charger type relay to turn it on/off.
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #9
72 volt torque monster
 
scottginfla's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sorrento, FLA
Posts: 589
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

I wired mine on a separate 12 volt switch as I did not like the fact of it being on all the time with the key{ mine is not a negative switch), all I use it for are lights and a cig lighter for other things, so no need for it to be on all the time.
scottginfla is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2013, 04:00 PM   #10
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dahlonega GA
Posts: 46
Default Re: 48v Voltage Reducer Switch Question

Great! Thanks, guys. Yeah, when I bought the reducer I read where it said you could hook it up to the Key unless it was an older CC. Mine`s a 99 so I`m not sure how old you meant. Thanks, again
Countrycart99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Question on running wire from key switch to voltage reducer Electric EZGO
switch for voltage reducer Electric Yamaha
Key Switch/Voltage Reducer question Electric EZGO
voltage reducer switch help! Electric Club Car
voltage reducer, need to switch off? Electric EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.