Golf Cart Lights

Discussion in 'Camping at Disney World' started by kmitchel, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. kmitchel

    kmitchel DIS Veteran

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    We are heading to FW next month and I want to put lights on my golf cart. It does not have a 12-volt plug at the moment, so does anyone have detailed instructions on how to install one or connect lights directly to the battery?

    I have searched the internet and can't seem to find what I need.

    Thanks in advance!
    Karen
     
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  3. medic9016

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    Is your cart 36 or 48 volt electric or gas? That will tell you what kind of voltage reducer you will need. Are you looking to just get 12 volt automotive lights?
     
  4. big kahuna1

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    If you have the time I would just order a light kit from East Coast Carts or something. They come with front and rear lights and compete installation instructions and are pretty easy to install.
     
  5. tim5055

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    If 36v no reducer needed, just jump off the terminals of two batteries in line (6v ea) and you will get 12v.

    For a 48v system you can either use a 16v to 12v reducer and tap off two batteries or use a voltage converter if you want to tap off the entire pack. The second option is preferred if you may add additional options in the future.

    HERE is an inexpensive light kit you can install. And, don''t forget a taillight kit
     
  6. kmitchel

    kmitchel DIS Veteran

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    It is a 36v cart.

    It already has headlights and tail lights. I am trying to put the 12 volt adapter to put Christmas lights on my cart or maybe plug in a 12 volt fan.

    Thanks!
     
  7. tungpo1

    tungpo1 Golf Cart Guy

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    Just get a 12volt marine batt and hook your lights to that so you save the run time on your cart. Then just charge that with a 12 volt charger when needed. For hooking up lights with a house cord just get a inverter and clamp that to your 12 volt marine batt and plug your lights into that.
     
  8. tungpo1

    tungpo1 Golf Cart Guy

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    Thanks Steve:thumbsup2
    http://www.eastcoastcarts.com
     
  9. big kahuna1

    big kahuna1 DIS Veteran

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    You betcha!:thumbsup2
     
  10. kmitchel

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    Tungpo1 - Thanks!! That is just what I was looking for! Do you have a link to that kind of inverter? I don't know what to 'google' to find something like that.

    How would I then re-charge the marine battery?
     
  11. medic9016

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    You can find an inverter at Wal-mart, Traget. I got mine at Lowes. You would need a small battery charger, you can plug in at your camp site.
     
  12. kmitchel

    kmitchel DIS Veteran

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    Thanks medic9016!

    That is just what I was looking for!

    I appreciate everyone's help!!

    Karen
     

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