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Delco and other Low Voltage DC Light Plants

8 Volt Batteries


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Old 12-09-2016, 12:29:21 PM
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Default 8 Volt Batteries

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I have seen several posts concerning the 32V light plants, people couldn't find 8 Volt batteries.

I worked at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing up through 2003. That year, we started making 48 volt golf carts, up from 36 volt.

We had 8 volt batteries made, so they didn't need all new battery trays. So, the 48 volt carts had 6 each 8 volt batteries. The 36 volt carts had 6 each 6 volt batteries.

If you have a golf cart dealer in your area, you should be able to get new batteries from them. You also might be able to round up some used ones for casual use.

These were deep cycle batteries, quite heavy. They would be ideal for one of these old light plants.

If this has been posted before, I apologize.
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Default Re: 8 Volt Batteries

8 Volt batteries are available from Tractor Supply stores. They wee used for 32 volt systems and on 6 volt tractors that had weak starters. The old regulaters on the charging system could be adjusted upwards, so the 8 volt batteries would be charged. using 8 volts on 6 volt lights shortened life, but made them brighter!
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Default Re: 8 Volt Batteries

Nice, big heavy 8 volt golf cart batteries are readily available from NAPA auto supply. They weigh 65 lbs. each, much heavier than 8 volt car batteries. Now, they aren't cheap but you only need four and most NAPA stores will open an account for you so you can pay them off over a period of time. That's how I did it, and ended up with four fresh batteries that will probably last many years in 32 volt generator service......just keep 'em charged and check the water frequently.
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