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Old 07-27-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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Question wiring 12v lights to 36v EZGO system

I am trying to hook up lights to a 1988 EZGO and it isn't working. I tried working with the two forums that were on here but no luck. Pleas help, the camp won't let me use it at night without lights. I am not sure how to drop in a picture but in my profile ther is a picture of the battery compartment.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: wiring 12v lights to 36v EZGO system

To make your life easier, just by a 36v to 12v converter either from a vendor on here or Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120W-GOLF-CA...b775fe&vxp=mtr

I purchased this exact one a year ago, no issues other than it takes a few seconds for the lights to power up.

I wasn't in for something expensive as my cart was a 94 Ezgo.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: wiring 12v lights to 36v EZGO system

Try this (stolen from crash test dummy)
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: wiring 12v lights to 36v EZGO system

i added a lawn tractor 12v battery and wired my lights n cell charger to it so no power loss to driving pack
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:55 AM   #5
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i added a lawn tractor 12v battery and wired my lights n cell charger to it so no power loss to driving pack
I wonder what the runtime will be on that I have a new lawn mower battery laying around might use it for my lights
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: wiring 12v lights to 36v EZGO system

OK I got the converter part, but no instructions. A little help on getting it hooked uup
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Default Re: wiring 12v lights to 36v EZGO system

You need to describe the converter or post a picture. Most have 4 wires. If one of the wires has a fuse installed it most likely goes to the positive end of your battery pack. It is hard to say about the rest without more info.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:19 PM   #8
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I bought the one recommended by TRIP. Click on his link. I'm not to savvy yet with the forums to figure out how to post A picture. Sorry :(
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I bought the one recommended by TRIP. Click on his link. I'm not to savvy yet with the forums to figure out how to post A picture. Sorry :(
as mentioned, its got 4 wires. 1-RED, 1-YELLOW, AND 2-BLACK

Red 36V+ in, Black 36V- in ,Yellow 12+ out , Black 12- out.

you attach the RED wire to the positive of the first battery.
you attach the BLACK wire next to it to the NEGITIVE of the last battery.

this gives you the 36v IN

you attach the YELLOW to the positive of your LIGHTS system and the other BLACK to the negative .
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:10 AM   #10
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Default Re: wiring 12v lights to 36v EZGO system

I dealt with the same issue. I researched and found you take the ground to the negative on the second battery in the series. Put the hot on the positive post on the first battey in the series and then run it to your switch. I did this and my lights work like they should. I actually think they work better than the ones I have put on my gas powered cart. Good luck.
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