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Unread 05-20-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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I have a 48 volt club car it uses 6 (8v) batteries what is the best way to go from one of the combined voltages to get to 12 volts for a madjax light kit?
Is there a simple way of just taking a resistor from 2 of the 8 volt batteries and adding a resistor to get to 12 volt? Or where is a good fair priced voltage reducer to go from 48 volt to 12 volt? Maybe down the road I might want to install a radio. what do you guys use and who has a good product at a fair price and fast shipping? not asking for much lol!
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Unread 05-20-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I have a 48 volt club car it uses 6 (8v) batteries what is the best way to go from one of the combined voltages to get to 12 volts for a madjax light kit?
Is there a simple way of just taking a resistor from 2 of the 8 volt batteries and adding a resistor to get to 12 volt? Or where is a good fair priced voltage reducer to go from 48 volt to 12 volt? Maybe down the road I might want to install a radio. what do you guys use and who has a good product at a fair price and fast shipping? not asking for much lol!
Thanks
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http://cartsunlimited.net/DC_Reducer.html

Scottyb's voltage reducers - takes the 12 volts down evenly from the whole pack so you don't drain just two of the batteries. He has EXCELLENT customer service and from what I hear, awesome packaging and shipping. Plus, I've never heard any one person complain about his products.
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Unread 05-20-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Go with a reducer all the way. You won't be sorry. I use a reducer, a on/off switch and a fuse block for all my accesories. A reducer will drain a small amount fo juice over time. So I have a switch that I flip before I use any of my accesories. The fuse block I use has room for up to 6 items. Currently I have a stereo and two different sets of lights. I use a 30 amp reducer BTW. A pic of my fuse block is in my album, titled Meat Wagon. You batteries will thank you with better life.....
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Unread 05-20-2014, 03:35 PM   #5
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Go with a reducer all the way. You won't be sorry. I use a reducer, a on/off switch and a fuse block for all my accesories. A reducer will drain a small amount fo juice over time. So I have a switch that I flip before I use any of my accesories. The fuse block I use has room for up to 6 items. Currently I have a stereo and two different sets of lights. I use a 30 amp reducer BTW. A pic of my fuse block is in my album, titled Meat Wagon. You batteries will thank you with better life.....
Where did you locate your switch for the reducer?
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I did not run a separate switch, I just connected the yellow wire to the CC key switch. When the key is on, the 12V is on. I will recommend Scotty who gave me great tech support with my questions and made the installation a complete success.

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Go with a reducer all the way. You won't be sorry. I use a reducer, a on/off switch and a fuse block for all my accesories. A reducer will drain a small amount fo juice over time. So I have a switch that I flip before I use any of my accesories. The fuse block I use has room for up to 6 items. Currently I have a stereo and two different sets of lights. I use a 30 amp reducer BTW. A pic of my fuse block is in my album, titled Meat Wagon. You batteries will thank you with better life.....
with the fuse block, did you run just the Green wire (power) from the voltage reducer to the block? what about negative?
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I have gone the reducer route and wish I hadn't. Just a PITB. Can't find a matching dash switch that handles 36v to turn the reducer off when not in use.

Next time I'll just go with a 12v deep cycle in the bagwell. So much easier to find switches that work with 12v, more cost effective and completely independent. Just my .02


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I have gone the reducer route and wish I hadn't. Just a PITB. Can't find a matching dash switch that handles 36v to turn the reducer off when not in use.

Next time I'll just go with a 12v deep cycle in the bagwell. So much easier to find switches that work with 12v, more cost effective and completely independent. Just my .02


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. . not an issue when one uses a reducer that also has trigger wire that turns off reducer with key switch . . .
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with the fuse block, did you run just the Green wire (power) from the voltage reducer to the block? what about negative?
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