Why So Many People Are Switching to Lithium-Ion Batteries to Run Golf Carts?

Once, golf carts were active in various golf courses. Today’s golf cart, it has more applications. You can see them in beach towns, or retirement communities or resorts. In these areas, you can completely avoid smelling the polluted oil fumes and the loud gasoline engine noise in the air.

In the past, electric golf carts suffered from acid contamination, which prevented the golf carts from being extended to other areas, and additional maintenance products and tools had to be purchased to keep the batteries in good working order. With the change of AGM battery and Li-ion battery, the leakage phenomenon has been successfully changed.

Why So Many People Are Switching to Lithium-Ion Batteries to Run Golf Carts
Why So Many People Are Switching to Lithium-Ion Batteries to Run Golf Carts

Why more and more people are using lithium-ion batteries?

At present, lithium iron phosphate batteries are widely used in the market, which are not subject to the increase of ambient temperature and avoid explosion. Because its decomposition temperature needs to reach 500-600 degrees Celsius, its internal chemical components will begin to decompose. This makes it a good solution to the high temperature problem faced by the current electric vehicle market.

Advantage comparison

weight

Lithium batteries have a higher energy density than lead-acid batteries. Under the same size, lithium batteries have lighter weight and more stable power output. Golf carts are generally 36v, 48v, and in the past you might have used series batteries a lot, but nowadays you can connect 36v or 48v batteries in parallel to give you extra runtime capacity. (provided it does not exceed the current rating of the golf cart you are using)

service life

The service life of lithium iron phosphate batteries is more obvious for lead-acid batteries. It can reach 5-10 times the service life of lead-acid batteries, and can reach up to 7000 deep cycle service life. Its life impact is much lower than that of lead-acid batteries. Its service life can reach 5-10 years.

value

It may be more affordable to replace the lead-acid battery, but you will need to spend more time maintaining it, although you can recycle the lead-acid battery to realize the value of the battery. However, it is undeniable that lithium iron phosphate batteries can still be recycled, and the recycling value of lithium iron phosphate has been slowly rising, and even a certain brand of lithium iron phosphate batteries in China has exceeded three times the original recycling price. (Because recycling lithium iron phosphate batteries can achieve the purpose of reducing the production cost of new batteries)

(If you plan to replace the golf cart lithium battery, please don’t forget the precautions for replacing the golf cart battery, watch our “What to Know About Replacing Golf Cart Batteries?” It may help you)

easier

You may have spent a lot of time maintaining your lead-acid batteries in the past. However, with the maturity of lithium battery technology, the lithium iron phosphate battery with its own battery management system (BMS) at this stage can completely make you more worry-free. It can help you better monitor and protect the battery, including overcharge protection, overdischarge protection, overcurrent protection, short circuit protection, overheating protection.

Most lithium iron phosphate batteries are produced according to the procedures of lead-acid batteries to better replace lead-acid batteries. At the same time, when the lead-acid battery is discharged to more than 50% of its capacity, the voltage will drop significantly, which may be a bad situation. But lithium batteries can be fully discharged while the voltage remains stable. It supports deep cycle discharge 80%-100%.

faster

For lead-acid batteries you may need to wait a few hours before they are fully charged. This time may take a long time. In the case of a lithium iron phosphate battery, the process shrinks down to an hour and you get a fully charged battery.

For lead-acid batteries you may need to wait a few hours before they are fully charged. This time may take a long time. In the case of a lithium iron phosphate battery, the process shrinks down to an hour and you get a fully charged battery.

I hope this article can answer some questions about golf cart lithium batteries for you. If you have more questions, we will also organize and share related questions with you. Welcome to our golf cart application archives.

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