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Unread 08-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I plan on switching my lights from my battery pack to a 12v battery for all the accessories I plan on adding. The problem is that I am not real sure how to do this. I included a pic with wires that I labeled. Any help would be nice. I assume I will be moving the ground wire to the (-) of the accessory battery, but I'm not real sure what to do with the double twisted black and red wires. Thanks for any help y'all can provide!
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Unread 08-11-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: Switching lights from battery pack to stand alone battery question

take all the wires that go to your lights, both +(power) and - (ground), and connect them to the aux. battery's + (power) and - (ground) and you are set. IF you are going to be adding other things, the easiest way to make a clean install would be to get a small fuse block. Then have one + (power) and one - (ground) wire going to the fuse block and then attach the power and ground for each acc.
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Check the voltage on your lights.

Looks like you are only tapping the pack for 6V.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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I am going to get the 12v battery today and switch it over. I will post pics later to see if I did that correctly. Oh and JohnnieB what wires need to be moved to make a 12v connection?

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Either move the Black wire to the NEG post of the Left-Front battery or move the Red wire to the POS post on the Right Front battery.

You have to go across two 6V batteries to get 12V.
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The only red wire I could find is running to the light switch. I can't find which red wire is pulling power from the pack for the lights. Newbie here if you can't tell...
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Sorry. I was referring to the twisted red wires going to what I suspect is the light switch. It continues after the switch as a black wire with a butt-splice in the middle and that you labeled as "Ground Wire" in the picture, which it is not. It is the B+ source for the light switch.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #8
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Sorry. I was referring to the twisted red wires going to what I suspect is the light switch. It continues after the switch as a black wire with a butt-splice in the middle and that you labeled as "Ground Wire" in the picture, which it is not. It is the B+ source for the light switch.
And the twisted black wires are hooked to the positive of the other battery! Your lights aren't actually working hooked up like this, are they?
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Unread 08-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #9
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Well after carefull examination last night, and a few bruskies, I have come to the conclusion that who ever did this light install was not an expert. My dad bought this cart from a cart dealer north of houston with the lights installed. There was no 36v to 12v converter on it and the negative wires are running to a positive post! I have fixed the problem and thanks guys for your help on this!
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