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How to Convert a 36 Volt Golf Cart From 6 Batteries to 3 Batteries

by Anthony Smith

Golf carts offer the benefit of running off rechargeable batteries instead of burning fossil fuel, but the batteries eventually require replacement. If you have a 36-volt golf cart that runs on six 6-volt batteries, you can replace them with three 12-volt batteries, which often are easier to find.

Step 1

Disconnect and remove the six 6-volt batteries from the golf cart.

Step 2

Arrange the three new 12-volt batteries in the battery compartment of the golf cart so that the jumper cable can span the distance between the positive and negative terminals of adjacent batteries.

Step 3

Assign a number (1, 2 ,3) to each of the batteries for the purpose of following the description of the connection process. Connect a jumper cable between the negative terminal of battery #1 and the positive terminal of the battery #2 by sliding the connectors on each end of the jumper cable over the terminals and tightening down the nuts securely.

Step 4

Connect a jumper cable between the negative terminal of battery #2 and the positive terminal of the battery #3.

Connect the positive lead from the golf cart to the positive terminal of the battery #1 and the negative lead from the golf cart to the negative terminal of the battery #3 to complete the job.

Items you will need

  • 3 rechargeable batteries, 12-volt
  • Battery jumper cables

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