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Old 10-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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hi guys i just bought a 1995 ezgo txt the batteries need to be replaced and i am having trouble finding 8 volt batteries and the ones that i have found are crazy expensive so my question is can i put four 12 volt batteries in the cart instead of six 8 volt batteries?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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If the cart had 6 8 volts in it I think something has been changed as I believe they were 36 volt. May want to do a little more research on what contoller, motor and solenoid are in the cart. As well as the charger voltage.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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Like kgsc said, need to do some checking, that 1995 ezgo did not come 48volts, that is a 36 volt cart from the factory
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:41 PM   #5
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ill definitley look into that the guy i bought it from said it was a 48 volt he may have been wrong though if it does turn out to be a 36 volt im assuming i can use 3 12 volt batteries then?
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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Don't do the three (or four) 12's your run time will be drastically reduced I know because I have tried it with my old cart.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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ive heard that the run time is really reduced but for now im on a tight budget and untill i can get 6 6volts ill be happy if i get atleast 5 or 6 miles out of a charge i really dont use it much just to cruise around the camp ground from one neighbors to another also is it ok to leave the golf cart on the charger when i put it away for the week or should i unplugg it?
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ive heard that the run time is really reduced but for now im on a tight budget and untill i can get 6 6volts ill be happy if i get atleast 5 or 6 miles out of a charge i really dont use it much just to cruise around the camp ground from one neighbors to another also is it ok to leave the golf cart on the charger when i put it away for the week or should i unplugg it?
It is fine to leave the cart plugged in if it has a properly functioning automatic charger. There is one exception to what I just said. If you live in a lightning prone area, Do Not leave the charger plugged in to either power or the cart! A power surge can destroy the speed controller and or the charger!
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So i guess the cart turned out to be 36 volts ?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #10
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12 volts should reduce your running time by 8-15 percent
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Is that a question or a statement?

Either way, the suggested percent reduction might be a little optimistic.

A 36V battery pack consisting of 6 Trojan T-105 6V batteries has a run time of 115 minutes @ 75A (100% benchmark)
A 36V battery pack consisting of 3 Trojan T-1260 12V batteries has a run time of 60 minutes @ 75A (47.8% reduction)
A 36V battery pack consisting of 3 Trojan T-1275 12V batteries has a run time of 70 minutes @ 75A (39.1% reduction)

Of course, no one in their right mind is likely to discharge the batteries in their cart down as far as the batteries are discharged during capacity testing, but the percentages should remain fairly constant.
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