Correct current for motor

the motor that i am using is a 36V golf cart motor, and that is about all that i know about it.

i know that i need a deep cycle battery for this and from what i can tell there are a plethra of options as far as batteries goes to pick from ... here is specs that i need them to fit in ....

would love to be running just one battery, but i could deal with 2. and i need them to be able to run for 6-8 hours with full charge. The use that the motor will be put to is very light ... overall the weight of the vehicle that i am using it on is lighter then the original cart would be and i only need it to run a half the top speed of the avrage golf cart .... i wish that i could give you more spacific information ... but i do not at the moment have the motor. (ordered it off ebay)... from what i do know i know that most golf carts some with 3 -

6 batteries, but i thought that sence mine would be pushing half the load at half the speed i might be abale to get it down to 1 or 2 ... am i stupid or does that logically work ... mind you i am completly ETS (electrical term stupid) so spell it out for me ... i do know that most the batterys i see give 2 specs most teh time the Volts and the AH (amp hours?) just from guessing i am of the thought that the Volts would be the strength of the power and the Ah would be the Length that it can produce the power.

what i dont know is that if you get 2 battteries if you add Volts to Volts or Ah to Ah or you leave them constent. i thought i say someone selling (6) 6V batteries for a golf cart ... would this mean that they have a 6 Volt motor or a 36V motor

well i guess that that is enough questions for now but i hope some one can take a few min to answer this question for me ... again i appreciate any halp that any one can give me ...

Thanks again

Jeffery

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Ghastly
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On 10 Aug 2004 19:24:01 -0700, Ghastly put forth the notion that...

6 volt golf cart batteries are wired in series to get 24 or 36 or however many volts you need. Wiring them in parallel doesn't raise the voltage, but gives you more amp hours. It's just like making a bigger battery. To wire them in series, connect the positive terminal from one battery to the negative terminal of the next, and add the voltages up. You can connect as many as you need to get the desired voltage. You'll get your power from the negative terminal of the battery at one end of the chain, and your positive from the positive terminal at the other end. To increase amp hours (but not voltage) connect all your negatives together, and all your positives together. You can also make a series- parallel connection by doing both if you need more volts and more amp hours.
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