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Unread 11-01-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default Can I put 4-12 volt batteries in my Club Car instead of 6-8 volt?

I am needing new batteries for my '98 48volt cc and someone told me that I could use 4 12v instead of 6 8v...It would save me a considerable amount of money...any thoughts from those in the know? Thanks.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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you would have terrible run time and the batteries would fail prematurely. 12v batteries don't hold up to the discharging cycles like a 8 or 6 volt will
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Unread 11-01-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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Yes, you can, but, it would be a considerable downgrade. I would (Gulp) suggest buying a cheaper brand of 8v before i would switch to 12v batts. Also, your battery trays may need some mods to properly hold the 12s.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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I was just about to order the 2 ga cables for my soon to come 48v 4 battery set and y'all start this.

So, my CC has the 4 batteries and they rest on the aluminum frame. the 8 volts would fall to the ground so I know there is some sort of adapter for this somewhere.

Where is there a thread discussing how to convert from 4 12v's to 6 8v batteries for my situation? Or is there a sponsor who has something out there?
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I was just about to order the 2 ga cables for my soon to come 48v 4 battery set and y'all start this.

So, my CC has the 4 batteries and they rest on the aluminum frame. the 8 volts would fall to the ground so I know there is some sort of adapter for this somewhere.

Where is there a thread discussing how to convert from 4 12v's to 6 8v batteries for my situation? Or is there a sponsor who has something out there?
DIY - 4 x 12v to 6 x 8V Conversion (Part 1)
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Unread 11-02-2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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I was just about to order the 2 ga cables for my soon to come 48v 4 battery set and y'all start this.

So, my CC has the 4 batteries and they rest on the aluminum frame. the 8 volts would fall to the ground so I know there is some sort of adapter for this somewhere.

Where is there a thread discussing how to convert from 4 12v's to 6 8v batteries for my situation? Or is there a sponsor who has something out there?
What year and model of cart do you have?
A six 8v system is WAY better than a four 12v system...
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Unread 11-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Can I put 4-12 volt batteries in my Club Car instead of 6-8 volt?

Even better then 6- 8 volt system go to the max with 8 - 6 volt system
For maximum run time and life span
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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CTD, everything there refers to a tub. I do not have a tub. Mine rest on the frame.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #9
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CTD, everything there refers to a tub. I do not have a tub. Mine rest on the frame.
. . . boy, this thread got confusing because the OP disappeared . . . didn't realize it until I double checked who started the thread . . .
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He has a later model DS with 4- 12v batterys, i, too was shocked when i first saw those. Why, why, why? That was a poor way to push people into getting a prescident....As usual, cheaper cost on the assembly line. Most, not all (Ezgo, i'm looking your way), have gone back to 6-8v batts, or 8- 6v batts. We only offer Yamahas as 8- 6v, and offer the factory made Ezgo 6- 8v RXV setup. We still sell plenty of 4- 12v RXVs tho. If i could cram 8- 6v batts in a RXV, and still leave room for golf bags, you bet i would be doing it (so i put lithium in instead).
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