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Unread 04-10-2014, 09:02 AM   #11
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One more thing, you need to make sure to keep the circuits separate. The 48 volt cart circuit must be independent from the 12 volt light circuit. Don't use common grounds or any type of common connection. I hope this helps.
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Unread 04-10-2014, 09:36 AM   #12
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You need to run the wires for the lights directly to the battery.
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Thank you guys, I will check the lights out later.
One more question, I know everything that I connect have to run the pos and neg to the battery. Do I need to ground the battery? May be a dumb question, but just making sure.

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Thank you guys, I will check the lights out later.
One more question, I know everything that I connect have to run the pos and neg to the battery. Do I need to ground the battery? May be a dumb question, but just making sure.

This forum has helped me out so many time, I really appreciate everyone!
No, you don't have to ground the battery. I'm running a separate battery for all my 12v accessories and have no issues.
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How long does your battery normally last running at night time with the radio and headlights on?
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Agree with Wes350X
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so all you did is remove the wires that were running the 48v to 12v reducer, and hooked those wires to your 12v battery to run your lights?, if so this is why your lights are dim, you need to remove the light wires from your reducer and hook the light wires + and - straight to the 12v battery, NO grounds to the frame on an electric cart








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Thank you for the responses. I was using a reducer before I bought the extra battery. My plan is to use the battery to run just the lights and neon lights, so when I charge my cart, I plug in my charger for the cart and the trickle charger for the 12v battery.
I have not tried to just take the lights off and run them wires directly to the battery. There may be a problem now that I think of it, because i tested the lights directly from the switch and it's running through a reducer.
The headlights I bought were from Walmart and go on vehicles as well. I would of assumed the battery would be ok to run the lights.
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Thanks for the answer!
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How long does your battery normally last running at night time with the radio and headlights on?
I have an Energizer, 180 RC I believe. I have never made it go low enough to cut out my electronics and I've ran it for several days for hours at a time. I use a 1.5A charger that I keep the plug on the battery for a quick connect to top it off every now and then. I believe I purchased at walmart.

Do not hook it up to any converter. Run all your wires to your battery or a designated fuse block that runs to your 12v battery.
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Thank you guys, I will check the lights out later.
One more question, I know everything that I connect have to run the pos and neg to the battery. Do I need to ground the battery? May be a dumb question, but just making sure.

This forum has helped me out so many time, I really appreciate everyone!
del, Don't get confused when talking about grounds. Ground simply means that you have a wire from the negative side of the battery to the negative wire on your lights. When you have the + side of the battery connected to the + wire on your lights (or whatever your accessory is) and the - side of the battery (ground side) connected to the - wire on your lights, you have a complete circuit. No other connections are necessary. The + can be run through a switch which breaks the circuit and cuts the lights off. That is all you need. Nothing else. You may choose to install a fuse, but lets get your dim light problem fixed first, then we can tidy things up. Good luck Don't hesitate to ask questions.
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