I know this is off-subject, but I could not find a group that seemed
to suit this query. So, if anyone knows the answer, please respond.
Or - steer me to a better newsgroup?
My EZGO golf car has the usual six batteries (36V) in series - each
I need to add 12V headlamps to the front. My tester tells me what
positive battery pole and negative pole to connect the hot and ground
wires in order to get the 12V. So, I hooked the wires up and even
inserted a switch in the hot line so as to be able to turn the lights
off & on of course. They seem to work fine.
Then I discovered a neighbor with an EZGO, with factory-installed
headlights. On his car, the headlamp grounds are connected to the
metal golf car frame.
So, I went back and connected my headlamp grounds to the metal frame
instead of the battery negative - now no lights. Yet, my tester tells
me a reading of 12v, using the hot lead and ground lead connected to
the frame ground.
So, if I get a good 12V reading on my meter why won't the headlamps
light? When I then reconnected the headlamp ground to the negative
battery pole, the headlamps light again! And of course my tester
showed 12V too.
Should I connect the battery negative to the golf car frame? Would
that then make the metal frame 12V negative, and light the headlamps?
I didn't try it. I was afraid to.
Thanks - yes I am confused.