Golf Cart Batteries
Golf Cart Batteries
Your golf cart batteries are different from your regular car battery. These batteries are Deep cycle batteries are planned to be discharged down as much as 80% time after time, and have much thicker plates. The major difference between a true deep cycle battery and others is that the plates are SOLID Lead plates – not a sponge. This provides less surface area, thus less “instant” power like starting batteries. They consist of six lead-acid batteries that should be recharged regularly to power up. Checking your club car batteries should be your first priority before driving your cart for the game.
When you got a brand new golf cart battery, you should charge it fully before using it. This is a way of breaking up the battery ready for use. In fact, new batteries are cycled 20 to 50 times before they reach their full capacity. Their use is limited when they are not yet fully broken in.
You should never fail to check your golf cart car batteries water level because they can easily be damaged if they are not filled to the desired level. Charging your batteries with an exposed plate could very well kill your battery sooner than you want. And continued usage of the battery with low water level could be very hazardous. It could cause an explosion!
Do not use defective chargers when charging your golf cart batteries. Defective chargers could under or overcharge your batteries, which could damage them in the long run. That is to say, you should not discharge your battery below 80 percent of its capacity and you should not overcharge it either. And remember that it’s better to use old but still soundly usable batteries together than to mix old with brand new ones. The optimum power you get is only up to the capacity of the oldest battery in the series – you could not make full use of your new batteries.
Cleaning your golf cart batteries regularly is also essential for their continued well-being. Brush corrosion and compound deposits off your batteries’ terminals because this could interfere with the appropriate conduction of electricity to the clamps. This will mean longer charging time and less serviceable batteries over the long run.