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Unread 02-01-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a ezgo that is running on 36 volts, it has headlights on it and when i test the voltage it says 18 volts. Is it save to say there is a reducer somewhere on the cart? Would i be able to power a 12 volt radio or other headlights of of that same source. I'm new to the cart world. thanks in advance for any help ..
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Unread 02-01-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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No, not safe to say you have a reducer. 36v is achieved by connecting 6 6v batteries in series. Thus adding the voltages together in a sting. A12v reducer would connect to 36v and reduce it to 12v. You may be reading 3 6v batteries in series at 18v?
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No, not safe to say you have a reducer. 36v is achieved by connecting 6 6v batteries in series. Thus adding the voltages together in a sting. A12v reducer would connect to 36v and reduce it to 12v. You may be reading 3 6v batteries in series at 18v?
Ok thanks so much. I guess i'll have to search around for a reducer..
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Alot of carts out there are running 12v accessories on two 6v batteries but it is not the best for the 2 batteries involved as they are drawn down at a faster rate than the rest and the Pack's health depends on all the batts being equal during usage and charging..... A good voltage reducer is worth the $ .
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Alot of carts out there are running 12v accessories on two 6v batteries but it is not the best for the 2 batteries involved as they are drawn down at a faster rate than the rest and the Pack's health depends on all the batts being equal during usage and charging..... A good voltage reducer is worth the $ .

Okay cool i think i have found one on eastcoast's site
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