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Old 01-12-2022, 06:51 AM
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Looking for a NON propane heater for golf cart. USB or 12 volt powered. Any suggestions.
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Old 01-12-2022, 08:54 AM
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You can get 12 volt auto "defrosters" but you do not get to rewrite Ohms laws and how many BTUs that you can get from 12 volts.

While you can get a few thousand BTUs from a propane heater (perhaps 5,000) you can only get 500 from 12 volts and that's just theory, in actually, with the gauge of wire that is in a cart you'll get 200 tops.

With USB you'll get ten.

Now, if you have an electric cart with massive battery reserves and voltage above 12 volts and are willing to add some heavy gauge wires in, that's a different story.

If you change your mind on propane, I have one. I got it with a cart that I sold off $35.00
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just something a little un-nerving about having a propane heater in such a small enclosed space
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Also, many carts have the 12 volt accessory port connected to the MAIN fuse, and guess what, when that fuse blows the cart stops, and depending on the wiring harness used it can be very hard to find this fuse. IMHO, the electric only heaters will not work well (as noted above), sorry I do not have any other alternatives except for the propane heaters.
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Also, many carts have the 12 volt accessory port connected to the MAIN fuse, and guess what, when that fuse blows the cart stops, and depending on the wiring harness used it can be very hard to find this fuse. IMHO, the electric only heaters will not work well (as noted above), sorry I do not have any other alternatives except for the propane heaters.
We found an excellent alternative that has no draw on the battery, a jacket, hat, and pair of gloves. Works excellent : (
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My son got me a propane heater for Christmas. Had one before in a different golf cart situation. Look forward to bringing it down with me next week.
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check out lowes i just saw them there
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You can also try a metal salad bowl, some wood chips or wood pellets, lighter fluid and a lighter. Should warm you up real quick and not need that dangerous propane. Just don't make any sharp turns.
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I saw a sunbrella enclosure on a cart catch on fire and burn with the expected damage. It was on a golf course here on a cold windy day. Side panel blew into the cart after driver got out and walked to his ball.
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Most all Carts with Sunbrella tops are not secure enough to hold in much heat.
I have an electric plug in one that is basically useless when riding since more air comes
in through various places.
I think it is a pure waste of $$ to get an electric plug-in heater.
But, you can try it for yourself if you so choose.
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hahahahaha- extremely witty- roflmao- lolololololololololololol-is that the response you were so in need of?

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Looking for a NON propane heater for golf cart. USB or 12 volt powered. Any suggestions.
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You can buy the plug in ones at Rural King for less than $20.
I bought a propane heater last year and only lit it on a cold day to see if it works.
I've never really needed one after putting all the curtains down. It stays pretty warm in the cart.
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Old 01-13-2022, 06:44 AM
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Another great thing about a gas cart is a little heat from the motor. On cold days I park in the sun before leaving. Best if sun can hit the seat. I always keep a blanket in the upper rear storage tray.
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We have a blanket that has pockets that you put hand warmers in. My wife puts it across her lap and legs. Works fine for cart rides.
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