Closed Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Reload Thread: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

  1. #1
    jmyers456's Avatar
    jmyers456 is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    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.




  2. Thanks Ronny thanked for this post
    Likes Ronny liked this post



  3. #2
    trumpet's Avatar
    trumpet is online now Supporting Vendor trumpet is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    trumpet is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Langdon, ND
    Age
    34
    Posts
    5,418
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1383 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    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.




    Small town service, family owned and operated for over 50 years. store.513electronics.com 888-613-1633 Toll Free
    Home to CDT Audio's Systems Design Specialist
    Our CDT Audio dealer store, Clarion,_JBL,_Pioneer,_DB Drive,_Diamond,_Cerwin Vega,_Cache,_Audiomobile_Metra,_T-Spec,_NAV-TV,_Crùx
    My system, rebuild in progress: Clarion_VX405, Cerwin Vega V600.4, CV V1500.1D, CV Stroker ST65C, CV V465 rear fill, CV VPRO124D 1.3 cu ft @ 33 Hz

  4. Likes Ronny liked this post
  5. #3
    mylows10's Avatar
    mylows10 is offline b2,tantric,singer rep mylows10 is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    mylows10 is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    monterey , ca
    Age
    51
    Posts
    20,280
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    58 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    5361 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    not for most , you may need some kind of step down module for the deck




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, b2 m1s and Quattro
    7 pc 2150 and a d3100 and d975 ,275 and 320 amp singer alts,
    cdt 6.5 es 6 mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 03 Mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric shd 18s in a 13.92^3 ported no wall box 12" octo port.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
    http://www.dcsoundlab.com

  6. #4
    dbjunior's Avatar
    dbjunior is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    ma
    Posts
    865
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    134 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    48 divided by 4 batts is 12v



    bought from MBROOKY, johnny law.Lulz, subzero, tc3k101
    sold to mytrunkslamz , vitveet, cd6551, martiandancer31 (x2), pro-rabbit, whytellyou
    Trade with cf2004

  7. #5
    chillin's Avatar
    chillin is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Whistler, Canada
    Posts
    1,802
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    201 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbjunior View Post
    48 divided by 4 batts is 12v
    Who said there was 4 batts? 48 divided by 3 is 16



    Children are the future… today belongs to me!

  8. #6
    dbjunior's Avatar
    dbjunior is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    ma
    Posts
    865
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    134 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    Could be rewired with 12v batts to get same 48v for cart and 12v for audio if it is 16v batts



    bought from MBROOKY, johnny law.Lulz, subzero, tc3k101
    sold to mytrunkslamz , vitveet, cd6551, martiandancer31 (x2), pro-rabbit, whytellyou
    Trade with cf2004

  9. #7
    goingdef's Avatar
    goingdef is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Norfolk VA
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,834
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    864 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    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.




  10. #8
    jmyers456's Avatar
    jmyers456 is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbjunior View Post
    48 divided by 4 batts is 12v
    It has 6 8 volt batteries




  11. #9
    jmyers456's Avatar
    jmyers456 is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Is 16 Volts to Head Unit OK?

    I will try to hook it up at 16 volts if it doesn't work then I will get a volt reducer, thanks guys




Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Iginition wire to head unit is not getting any power
    By GreatGeak in forum Head Units
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-23-2012, 12:44 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-14-2009, 04:06 PM
  3. NO power to head unit
    By Steve Lama in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-03-2002, 03:22 PM
  4. is this a good head unit
    By john_1984 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-16-2002, 11:03 AM
  5. Two amps to head unit?
    By Ganji in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2002, 11:00 AM

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum