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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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About the Author

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.