Golf cart help!!!!!!


Old 02-27-09, 04:29 PM
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Cool Golf cart help!!!!!!

Can anyone help!!! I've got a 48 Volt golf cart and on this golf cart I have a voltage converter 48Vdc to 12Vdc. This 12 volts is what runs my lights. For some reason my converter is putting out 20.5 VDC and is blowing my headlight. Is there an easy way to reduce this or do I need to buy another converter. My tail light is all LED's so the problem is only the headlight..The headlight is 55 watts.. Does anyone have an cheap and easy solution??

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Old 02-28-09, 06:48 AM
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I don't know much about these things, but if your 48/12 convert is putting out 20+v, then it looks like the converter is bad and needs to be replaced or repaired.

These things are expensive too, wow. The one I just looked at was $321!

Hang in there, maybe someone else can chime in.
Old 02-28-09, 07:42 AM
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You should be able to buy a voltage regulator to put in line between the converter and lights. B&S has a 2 wire and a 3 wire. Not sure how high voltages they are rated for.
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Instead of attempting to replace it, maybe take a look around for a shop that repairs electronic devices. Some good TV repair shops should be able to evaluate it for you.
Old 03-02-09, 04:30 PM
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Go to an eguipment dealer & get 24 volt bulbs, than take the power from 3 of the batteries. (You have six 8 volt Trojan 106 batteries, Right??) That way you will get lights & do away with converters & everything. Roger
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And, this place sells new DC-DC converters - EVParts, Your One Stop Online Solution for All Your Electric Vehicle Needs

Do a search on "DC Converters"


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