With the rapid development of LiFePO4 battery technology, more and more golf carts manufacturer choice LiFePO4 battery for their Golf carts. So what is the user experience when upgrate the golfcarts to lithium batery? And what is advantages when upgrading the golf carts batteries from lead acid to lithium LiFePO4 battery?
After growing nearly 150% between 2018 to 2021, then accelerating again during the wake of the pandemic, there’s no question that the Golf carts market has been, and likely will continue to be, on the rise. LiFePO4 battery technology are increased, Here we‘d like to tell you what will be changed if change from the lead acid batteries to LiFePO4 lithium battery.
Total Cost reduce
It is well known that LiFePO4 lithium battery will have a higher upfront price point compared to lead acid batteries. However, the LiFePO4 lithium battery are obviously is most cost-effective long term than lead acid batteries, particularly when we take all factor into consideration, including the lifespan, depth of charge/discharge, maintenance cost etc, when you calculate all details carefully, you pay for less upfront price but you need replace the lead acid battery many times during the lifespan of a single LiFePO4 lithium battery.
For same battery capacity of 12V100Ah, The lead acid battery only can be discharged 50 percent greater before the voltage drop is too significant and your golf cart dies.But the keheng 12V100Ah golf carts lithium battery can discharge almost entirely with minimal voltage drop. This means that you can use nearly the entire capacity of a lithium battery each time you charge it. Which cause the LiFePO4 lithium battery is obviously Longer endurance of distance than than lead acid batteries.
Quick charge speed
Keheng LiFePO4 battery can reach 0.5C charge speed, that means golf cart batteries can fully charge with the proper charger in about two hours, which is significantly faster than their lead-acid counterparts.
Longer lifespan and warrenty
With lead acid battery go through charge and discharge cycles, they can not be fully charged to their original capacity. Over time, they slowly wear out until the battery can not power your golf cart any longer, even on a full charge. This is not the case for lithium batteries.
LiFePO4 lithium battery typically last for six to ten times than lead acid batteries, lithium iron phosphate battery are true deep cycle battery with minimal impact on their lifespan even if go through repeated charge and discharge cycles.
As above mentioned, Keheng lithium batteries always run 3000-7000 times lifespan, but lead acid batteries only can run 500-1000cycles. The keheng golf carts lithium battery always come with 5-8 years warranty, Compare this to lead-acid batteries, which usually only have a 1-2 year limited warranty.
Less Volume and weight
For example, Keheng golf carts lithium 100Ah 12Volts batteries is 26lbs around, but typical lead acid 100Ah 12Volts is 72lbs. The lithium iron phosphate battery are about half the weight of lead-acid deep-cycle batteries. Reducing the weight of the golf cart increases your runtime, allowing you to spend more time driving and less time charging.
If you are planning to use lithium iron phosphate batteries as a drop-in lead acid replacement for your pre-existing energy storage system, you do not have to be concerned with safety when using Keheng lithium batteries. keheng lithium batteries come with a built-in Battery Management System (BMS) which have multiple protection as below,
- Over charge protection function
- Over discharge protection function
- Over current protection function
- Short protection function
- Over temperature protection function
- Automatic cell balance function
However, all lead acid battery have no BMS built-in inside, which means the lead acid battery have no protection against thermal runaway, which is a significant risk in all types of lead acid batteries. Thermal runaway causes damage to the battery and can even lead to a fire if not controlled quickly. Compare to lead acid batteries,Choice Keheng lithium iron phosphate battery technology can help the whole battery system become more safe!