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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default 12 volts on a 48v cart?

I also noticed that my new cart's 12v lights are wired to one 8v battery. Not sure why, but is there a way to get 12v from 6 -8v batteries?

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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

Sure can 48vto 12v reducer :-p
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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

The best way is with a 48 > 12v reducer. Reducers take the draw from the whole pack evenly and deliver 13v to your accessories. Drawing off of one or 2 batteries in the pack for accessories will create an imbalance which will hurt some batteries in the recharge cycle.
It's tempting to just grab 12v off of 2 6v batteries for instance, but when you go to recharge those 2 need more charging than the rest of the pack. The charger only sees the total voltage of the pack and not individual battery readings. Consequentially, when the 2 low ones are taking longer to recharge the 4 higher ones are going sky high - eventually the charger 'sees' the total pack voltage it's looking for and it shuts off.
What you have just done is super charge 4 and 2 are not so fully recharged... keep doing this over and over and you can imagine the damage it causes both the 2 low ones and 4 over charged ones.

I hope this helps

And CU carries a 30a 36 or 48v to 12v DC>DC reducer for near cost to BGW members. visit our website.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

Scotty I am going have to include you in my will. :-)

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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

you can not get 12 volts out of your cart with 8 volt batteries, you will need a converter like Scotty said
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Unread 03-31-2014, 09:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

or you can add a separate 12v battery
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Unread 03-31-2014, 09:26 PM   #7
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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

Thats what I was thinking but the battery adds more weight and I could not figure out where to put it...

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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

I do not trust voltage converters on the battery pack go with a separate
12 volt battery , put it in the bag well
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Unread 03-31-2014, 09:48 PM   #9
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I do not trust voltage converters on the battery pack go with a separate
12 volt battery , put it in the bag well
Why not as long as it is switched?
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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:12 PM   #10
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Default Re: 12 volts on a 48v cart?

OK - technically you guys are right - you can't get 12v without tapping a battery (bad idea) - but since I only have lights (and will never have winches or tunes or whatever), I did the Xmas tree solution to draw from the full pack - see HERE. Goofy maybe....OK....goofy yes; but no extra hardware and its worked for years and years (will only work for lights though).
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