Golf Cart Batteries

All About Golf Cart Batteries

How long do batteries last? What are the best golf cart batteries? How many volts are the batteries?

If your golf cart is electric, then you already know it has a beating heart inside known as your batteries!

Electric golf carts have many other benefits as well: they are operated noiselessly (necessary for hunting and use at many country clubs), they provide instant torque, they don’t require gasoline, oil or fuel filters to be replaced, and they don’t smell (great for indoor facility use).

What types of golf cart batteries are out there? 

Golf Cart Batteries
Golf Cart Batteries

There are a four types of golf cart batteries available on the market:

1.lFlooded Lead Acid (or ‘wet cell’ batteries) are the batteries that you fill with water.

2.lAGM Lead Acid Batteries

3.lGel Lead Acid Batteries

4.lLithium Golf Cart Batteries 

Lithium Golf Cart Batteries

The most explosive growth in the golf cart battery world these past few years has been Lithium Golf Cart Batteries. This is evidenced by the fact that almost all carts offered by EZ-GO and Club Car these days are offered with Lithium-ion Batteries. This was not the case when we first wrote this guide a number of years ago, but lithium has quickly proven itself to be the best power solution for golf carts; and we anticipate all carts will use lithium battery power in the future.

Golf Cart Lithium Batteries are different than those lithium batteries found in cell phones and other small devices. The type of deep-cycle Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFeO4) batteries used in golf carts are one of the most stable and safe forms of Lithium-Ion batteries, and are optimized to provide a steady current.

Lithium-ion batteries still cost slightly more than Lead-Acid batteries do up front, but they provide some major benefits:

Benefits of Lithium Golf Cart Batteries

Last 3x – 5x as long as lead acid batteries (up to 5,000 charge cycles vs 1,000 with lead-acid)

Require no maintenance (no watering or cleaning)

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

Recharge speeds of are significantly faster than lead acid (80% charge can be achieved for lithium in as little as 1-hour; full charge in 2-3 hours)

Lithium-ion batteries (72lbs avg.) weigh 1/4 the weight up Lead Acid batteries (325lbs avg.)

95% Less Harmful Waste than lead-acid batteries

What is the average life of golf cart batteries?

When standard lead-acid golf cart batteries are properly maintained, with the use of a golf cart battery charger, your batteries should last you up to 6 years with regular use. A high-quality golf cart battery charger / maintainer (like the ones we sell on our site) will deliver the correct electrical flow when charging your cart’s batteries and will also feature an auto shut-off function (so that you don’t fry your cart’s batteries from over-charging).

Lithium-Ion Batteries should last you 20 to 30 years!

Lithium Golf Cart Batteries cost more than Lead-Acid batteries but bring significant benefits.

· Last longer than lead-acid batteries

· Require no maintenance—no watering or cleaning

· Do not lose power as their voltage dips

· Recharge speeds are much faster.

· Weigh less

The battery life span is based on the number of recharges and the quality of maintenance, making used batteries not worth the gamble.Craft in LiFePO4 lithium technology to improve the feeling experience of RVs  greatly, we designed the size completely the same as the original lead-acid batteries, in order to better replace the current old lead-acid batteries. However the weight is only 1/3 around  of AGM batteries , which can be easily carried and replaced more flexibly. In addition, the built-in BMS can achieve many protection functions (Over charge/Over discharge/Over current/Short protection/Over temperature protection function), which will never appearance in current lead-acid batteries.Whether in motorized, towable, or truck camper, trofoty lithium iron phosphate battery system can upgrade your RV and provide power for your applicance.