View Full Version : Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

07-10-2012, 02:26 PM
I just picked up a head unit for my golf cart, the carts batteries are ran in a 48 volt series, so I would be able to hook up the head unit at 16 volts, Would that be ok.

07-10-2012, 07:17 PM
You'll need to check the installation manual for the head unit. I looked up the Alpine CDE-133BT as a random example and it says 11V - 16V. 16V is quite high for a car so that's marginal.

07-10-2012, 07:28 PM
not for most , you may need some kind of step down module for the deck

07-10-2012, 07:31 PM
48 divided by 4 batts is 12v

07-10-2012, 07:34 PM
48 divided by 4 batts is 12v

Who said there was 4 batts? 48 divided by 3 is 16

07-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Could be rewired with 12v batts to get same 48v for cart and 12v for audio if it is 16v batts

07-10-2012, 08:16 PM
I had a voltage regulator fail a few years back alt was charging at 19v the battery ballooned up and was toasted but the audio system held up fine with an exceptionally bright display. I have also used a converter to test HU's that 6.0a @ 16v and have never had an issue.

07-10-2012, 10:15 PM
48 divided by 4 batts is 12v

It has 6 8 volt batteries

07-11-2012, 03:09 AM
I will try to hook it up at 16 volts if it doesn't work then I will get a volt reducer, thanks guys