Golf cart cables do not refer to the small gauge control wiring in your vehicle, but rather the heavier gauge cables to conduct power from the batteries through your electrical components to the motor. Although traditionally at the 36 volt or 48 volt level, 6 gauge golf cart power cables have been sufficient for STOCK applications; many high performance modifications require thicker gauge wires to conduct higher power levels. We’ll discuss these high performance modifications and how determine the proper wire size for your application.
The vast majority of golf cart battery bank wiring is done in a “series” circuit. To wire in a series circuit means to connect multiple batteries in such a manner that the entire battery bank acts as a single battery, but with the total sum of the voltages of each individual battery. A common example is that six 6 volt batteries wired in a series circuit will act as a single 36 volt battery.