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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:28 PM   #11
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If you think about it does the elctricity flow from the hot side or back from the negative side???
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:30 PM   #12
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In car audio we use positive post, because you are usually adding a new run of power cable and ground is short and to the chassis. The fuse in car audio is on that new positive cable, as close to the battery as possible, to protect the WIRE and VEHICLE, not the amplifier itself. If you short out that new power cable, you catch fire, so by putting the fuse inline close to battery you prevent it (well, hopefully).

I think on a golf cart, negative post is just as good of a choice, since cables are running from both battery + and - to controller, rather than from battery to chassis on the negative side, and it really doesn't matter as long as you are breaking that "flow" of current. It flows from - to + in the world of DC.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:32 PM   #13
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I like how thorough alltrax is with their install sheet. That's great.

I recommend doing the fuse At the battery, to protect your cables/batteries as well. Closer to the source is better in my opinion.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:37 PM   #14
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Welcome to the forum Pops...................
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:43 PM   #16
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Okay! THanks guys and you too, Birthday Boy
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Unread 10-03-2008, 12:37 AM   #17
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It flows from - to + in the world of DC.
You win the cookie.
That's why they stick it on the ground terminal.
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Unread 10-03-2008, 12:42 AM   #18
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Andy4639 - I hope it's chocolate chip, or OREO... LOL

I've been in the 12v auto audio/video world off and on for near 24 years now, so you pick up a few things here and there along the way. :)
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Unread 10-03-2008, 02:01 AM   #19
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Yepper's that would do it. Ok since your a car audio guy. What about these things Wally World sells that dump energy.


Can you use them in a system on a cart to hold more juice and make it worth wild.
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Unread 10-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #20
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Not really. In fact in the end it would be more of a drain on a cart.

Capacitors are designed to charge and discharge rapidly, providing quick bursts of energy for amplifier demand, but without a constant "charging" source in a cart, they just add another drain on the battery bank. Plus they weren't designed for 36-48v systems, so you'd have to wire them to a single battery. Even in car audio they have very LIMITED usefulness to be totally honest. I used to compete in SPL (Sound Pressure Level) competitions, and most of our top competitors won't touch caps because they can be detrimental to the performance.
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