Using 4 and 6 gauge connectors for golf cart

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Old 07-27-20, 08:55 AM
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Using 4 and 6 gauge connectors for golf cart

I ordered some new 4 gauge connectors but could only get 1 set ( I needed 2) as they are back ordered. Can I connect the new 4 gauge and use with the old 6 gauge until I get the other set?
 
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Old 07-27-20, 08:25 PM
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Sorry..... I'm not quite sure what you are asking.
Not sure in this case what a #4 or #6 gauge connector is.
Quick connect plug ? Lugs ?

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The gauge of the wire. I have interconnect cables for the golf cartís 48v system - 8 6v batteries - and have some connectors that are made with 4 gauge wire and some with 6 gauge.
 
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Whether it's OK or not depends on the current draw. If you've upgraded the motor & controller and are drawing more current than stock then you may need the extras size of #4. If you your cart has the original drive system and originally had #6 then using #6 would be OK if everything is in good condition.
 
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You could use the # 6 cables temporarily but you'd definitely be better off with all # 4 cables.

Keep in mind...... a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Using any # 6 cables pretty much negates the benefit of using of # 4 cables in the system.
 
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