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Old 09-23-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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Anybody out there boondocking use a 48 volt electric golf cart as your source for lots of electric storage (as well as a means of local transportation)?
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Anybody out there boondocking use a 48 volt electric golf cart as your source for lots of electric storage (as well as a means of local transportation)?
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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I have been watching your question to see what the answer is. Well, nobody has responded. I find the thought interesting.
Would it not be a problem connecting the golf cart batteries to the inverter? You would have to run a pretty good size welding cable even with the cart right at the door.
Again, sounds interesting but I am not sure if it would be practical.
Still interested if someone is doing this thou.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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You have to disconnect the golf cart batteries anyway - in a golf cart they are all wired in series for 48 volts. Need to re-wire as pairs for 12V for the RV.

Not many people have a way to carry a gold cart, but I have seen a few. Don't know if those few ever used the batteries as reserve power, since I saw them in RV resorts rather than a boondcking scenario.
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Rewiring for 12 volts in most cases will be tough. Most 48 volt golf carts use (6) 8 volt batteries ala Club Car. The 36 volt carts use (6) 6 volt batteries not a problem with them, (Ezgo and Yamaha carts come to mind).
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Good point, Wayne. I had forgotten that the 48's use 8V batteries. Tricky too, since the Trojan T105 is made in both 6V & 8V versions and look pretty much identical.
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Thanks for the replies.
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Try this out http://www.priups.com/riddle/answer-1.htm
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