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Unread 04-10-2014, 02:10 PM   #21
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After reading everyone's comments, I believe I have it down. I think I screwed up by running wires from the switch directly. Obvious now that the switch has already run through a reducer and it is causing my lights to dim.
Once I get this done, I want to put a radio in and look for a dash as well.

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Unread 04-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #22
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the reason his lights are dim is because he has the 48v reducer hooked to a 12v battery, as soon as he disconnects the lights from the reducer and hooks the lights to the 12v battery he will be ok. With the 48v reducer there was no real reason for the 12v battery, because you were getting your 12v from the whole 48v pack, if it is a 48v reducer? it should be it came stock on the cart
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Unread 04-10-2014, 03:37 PM   #23
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. . . dumb question . . . why are you taking the 48-12v reducer out of the system and putting in a separate 12v battery? . . . typically, the decision of a reducer vs a separate battery is made before the purchase of either component . . .
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I already have a 48v reducer in the cart. I was having problems with my cart dying too fast when I was running it at night. I could run it all day and not have any problems, but once I turn on the lights after a full charge, it doesn't take long to die.
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I already have a 48v reducer in the cart. I was having problems with my cart dying too fast when I was running it at night. I could run it all day and not have any problems, but once I turn on the lights after a full charge, it doesn't take long to die.
. . . define "dying too fast" . . . have you load tested your individual batteries and checked the SG of each cell in each battery lately? . . . you may have a bad cell in one battery causing you issue . . . worth checking out . . .
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NEXT QUESTION---------------

Do you know which wire is the hot wire behind the panel where I can cut and run my NEW 12v battery HOT wire too it? I am looking at the manual, but doesn't show too much. I already disconnected the converter.
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Get a led light bar and problem solved with the lights draining the battery.
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