Golf / Electric Vehicle
Golf cart and electric vehicles have specialized standards and requirements that set them apart from gas-powered vehicles. Our deep-cycle lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries are designed to maximize the performance and capabilities of your electric vehicle or golf cart.
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Types of Golf Cart Batteries
Golf carts and similar electric vehicles employ a series of 6-volt, 8-volt or 12-volt batteries to supply the necessary voltage and amperage for operation. Typical golf carts require either 36-volts or 48-volts, which has to do with how much power the golf cart has. Amperage determines how far your cart can travel before recharging. Check manufacturer specifications for your golf cart or electric vehicle to best understand the correct voltage and amperage to maximize power and distance.
Flooded lead-acid batteries are long-lasting and durable for most golf cart and electric vehicle applications. Flooded lead-acid batteries are an economical choice, but do require maintenance, including periodical watering.
Absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries are cost-effective, no-maintenance and rechargeable. AGM batteries can be more expensive than flooded batteries, and can be more sensitive to charging in extreme heat and cold.
Gel batteries are also maintenance-free and spill proof, but contain silica in the electrolytes, which creates a gel-like substance and gives the battery its name. They have a slightly longer life expectancy than AGMs and should not be overcharged.
Lithium batteries. With plenty of power and less weight than conventional batteries, lithium batteries offer a maintenance-free and long-lasting option for use in electric vehicles. Lithium batteries also have a lower discharge rate than lead-acid batteries. For this reason, lithium batteries can safely be stored for up to 12 months without extensive maintenance, making them a good choice for seasonal vehicles.
Low-Speed Electric Vehicles
Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV), such as those you see speeding around airport terminals, are meant for indoor use, and therefore need batteries that don’t emit gas. Sealed lead-acid (AGM or gel) and lithium batteries fit this requirement.
How to Store Your Golf Cart and Electric Vehicle Battery
Proper storage can affect the lifespan and functionality of your electric vehicle batteries. We’ve gathered a few storage tips to help keep your golf cart battery in pique operating condition.
- Most golf carts have a tow or maintenance switch. Consult your manual and flip your cart’s switch to two or maintenance to cut down on battery drain.
- Fully charge your golf cart battery before storing.
- Check lead-acid batteries every three weeks or monthly, and recharge or recondition as needed. Lithium batteries should be checked every three months.
- Avoid storing your golf cart and electric vehicle batteries in locations where they’re exposed to extreme heat, cold or humidity.
- If you opt to disconnect your battery from the vehicle and store it separately, make sure to place it on a shelf in a cool, dry area.
Golf Cart and Electric Vehicle Battery Accessories
Having the right chargers and accessories to maintain the health of your golf cart or electric vehicle battery is essential to getting the most out of your equipment. These accessories will help extend the life of your battery and keep you cruisin’.
Chargers. An automatic battery charger ensures your golf cart’s battery will stay topped off with no risk of overcharging.
Battery gauge. Monitor the depth of your battery’s discharge. You can use this information to estimate when your battery will need to be recharged.
Volomoter or hydrometer. A voltmeter tests voltage while a hydrometer measures the specific gravity of the electrolyte solution in your battery’s cells.
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