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Don't try it!!!
by: Anonymous

You said you had a Club Car golf cart. If you put 12v batteries in it, don't ever try to put it in reverse. The reverse switch switches the 36 volts (using all 6 - 6volt batteries) to 18 volts (using only 3 of the 6 batteries). In reverse the motor is driven by 18 volts. If you will look at the battery compartment side of your forward/reverse switch, you will notice 3 heavy gauge wires. One wire is the ground or Negative wire. One wire goes to the other end of the battery pack and one wire goes to the center of the battery pack. When in "forward" you will be using all the batteries or 36 volts. When in "reverse" you will be using only 3 batteries or 18 volts. If you put 3 - 12 volt batteries in your cart (they probably won't fit in any of the factory slots anyway), where will you get 18 volts for reverse. You may be lucky and connect the reverse wire to either 12 volts or 24 volts but I wouldn't recommend it. If you should burn out your drive motor it will cost you much more than a set of batteries.

Hal

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No to using 3 12 volts
by: Anonymous

You cant put in 3 automotive 12 volts. You will have no distance and your charger is not meant to charge that type of battery.

There are 12v golf cart batteries. They are different from automotive starting batteries. Your charger won't notice a bit of difference, as long as the chemistry is the same.

- Lynne

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using (3) twelve volt batteries
by: Anonymous

As I have seen in the postings, I know I can use twelve volt batteries, but I was wondering the wiring schematic for switching to this setup?

Hi -
Wiring schematic?
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but there's nothing to scheme.
You'll probably need to get you some thicker cable...means smaller number gauge, if I'm remembering right...and then just use half as many contact points as you did with the 6v batteries. Everything will need to be thicker, because you're running the same number of amps through half the cable.
It's still hooked up in series, same as it was.

Am I missing something? Answering the wrong question? Too easy?

Chime in, anybody; )

- Lynne

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