# What does a voltage regulator do on a golf cart?

What Does a Golf Cart Voltage Regulator Do? A golf car voltage regulator is one of the most important parts of a golf cart. The voltage regulator helps to limit and regulate the power that is sent to a golf cart battery for its recharge.

A voltage regulator is designed to limit the voltage output of an alternator to 14.5 volts or less to protect the vehicle’s electrical system.

Subsequently, question is, how does a golf cart starter generator work? When the gas pedal is depressed the starter cranks the engine over and when it begins to run on its own (the cart actually begins to move) the generator portion of the unit begins to charge the 12-volt battery. The starter generator brushes are the life blood of this process.

Also question is, can you bypass a golf cart solenoid?

If you must bypass the solenoid on your golf cart, you need be very careful how you go about it. Connect the two high side large wires to the large terminals of the solenoid. Try to start the golf cart after establishing this connection.

Does my golf cart need a voltage reducer?

It is essential that you have and properly hook up a voltage reducer if you plan on using lights or electrical accessories on your golf cart. Even the most basic voltage reducer will do the job, taking 16,18, 36 or 48 volts down to 12.

### What is a golf cart voltage reducer?

A Club Car voltage reducer is exactly as it sounds. It takes the total voltage of your golf carts batteries and reduces it down to 12 volts for installation of popular accessories. It regualtes the output of voltage from your starter generator. A faulty regualtor will keep your battery from accepting a charge.

### How do you get 12 volts from a 48 volt system?

Touch the red probe to the positive terminal of the battery and the black probe to the negative terminal. Read the voltage from the meter display. A reading around 10 to 14 volts comes from a 12-volt battery. Attach terminal connectors to two insulated wires and then connect one wire to each terminal on the battery.

### How do you wire a golf cart?

To connect six 6 volt batteries together in series, you start with the main positive (+) or main negative (-) terminal of the entire battery bank. For this example, let’s start with the golf cart battery bank main positive terminal and connect six 6 volt batteries in series to form a 36 volt bank.