What to Know About Replacing Golf Cart Batteries?

All batteries wear out eventually, and when your golf cart needs a battery replacement or powering the engine, you need to learn more about replacing golf cart batteries!

What to Know About Replacing Golf Cart Batteries

What kind of battery should I buy for my golf cart?

There are four types of golf cart batteries on the market, which are submerged lead-acid batteries, AGM lead-acid batteries, gel lead-acid batteries, and lithium-ion golf cart batteries.

The most growth in the golf cart battery segment over the past few years has been lithium golf cart batteries. It turns out that almost all carts offered by EZ-GO and Club Car these days are equipped with lithium-ion batteries. We anticipate that all future carts will be powered by lithium batteries.

You can trust that the Golf Cart Deep Cycle Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFeO4) battery is one of the most stable and safe Li-ion batteries.

What do I need to know about upgrading my golf cart battery to a Li-Ion battery?

You will need to make some additional modifications for optimal performance. Include the correct charger and select the correct voltage battery.

To upgrade your lithium battery, you will need to choose a plug-in replacement size battery. The most common lead-acid golf cart batteries are the pack-sized GC2/GC8 batteries.Keheng 48V 30AH deep cycle lithium battery is very good to meet this point.Made of LiFePO 4 material, it has 5x SLA lead-acid battery life, it also contains a proprietary high current BMS that provides excellent peak power and lightning fast 1C continuous charge and discharge rates, in addition they also Features a COLD CHARGE function that allows low temperature charging from – 20⁰C / -4⁰F.

How to determine golf cart voltage?

You’re not sure how to calculate voltage requirements, first look at the manufacturer’s requirements specification.

If that’s not available, the second place to look is the current battery configuration and calculate demand from there. To calculate the voltage requirement, count the number of acid holes at the top of each cell, then multiply the number of acid holes by 2 to determine the voltage requirement.

A third option is to take it to the battery center to help you calculate your requirements.

Usually the type of battery your golf cart needs depends on the type of cart you drive. The standard standard for carts on the market is 6 volt batteries as well as 8 volts, although you can make some modifications to your cart to accommodate different types of batteries, most car owners will still stick to the original model recommendations because they are worried Additional costs and potential problems.

The reason why so many people choose the 6-volt option is that most golf cart owners who use 6-volt batteries know that not only does it drain the battery quickly, but it can also be lackluster in terms of power and other performance needs. Of course, you have more options.

In addition to 6V and 8V golf cart lead-acid batteries, you can also choose deep cycle golf cart lithium iron phosphate batteries, which can provide you with more options, such as 12 volts, 36 volts, 48 ​​volts (including 6 volts, 8 volts).

Replacing Golf Cart Batteries

Confirm battery amperage

A battery’s amperage measures its power capacity and determines how much power the battery will put out while your cart is running. Current availability is the driving force behind mobile shopping carts. The higher the amperage available, the longer the battery will last on the court and the more power you can use.

The benefits of upgrading lithium iron phosphate batteries in golf carts

Compared with lead-acid batteries, lithium iron phosphate batteries have several times the deep cycle life of lead-acid batteries. (LIFEPO4-4000+/lead-acid 500-1000 life@80%DOD), which means you can use it longer.

It can maintain a consistent 95% efficiency in the entire current range (lead-acid current is only 60% – 70%), and is known as one of the most stable and safe lithium batteries in the 21st century.

Lithium-Ion batteries do not lose power as their voltage dips  (lead acid batteries get ‘tired’ as they are used)

It may take 5-8 hours to fully charge a lead-acid battery, but if you are using LiFePo4 batteries, you only need 1 hour, which can save you more time.

When you don’t use the golf cart, you prefer the battery to have a lower self-discharge rate. The lithium iron phosphate battery only self-discharges 3% per month, while the lead-acid battery will waste 30%.

95% Less Harmful Waste than lead-acid batteries

Can I use the car battery instead to start my golf cart?

Do not use your car battery to start your deep cycle golf cart batteries as you may damage them. Car batteries have a much lower discharge rate than deep cycle batteries, so you can’t use them as the primary power source for a golf cart.


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