What is a Deep-cycle battery?
A Deep-cycle battery is specially designed to withstand frequent discharging and deliver uninterrupted power supply. They are not very susceptible to degradation that occurs as a result of cycling and can be used in applications that are discharged on a regular interval. Their plates are thicker, which translates into frequent discharging but less peak current.
How can I determine the voltage of my Trojan golf cart battery?
An electric golf cart usually has 4, 6, or 8 batteries, which usually have 36 or 48-volt systems. If you don’t know how to determine the voltage, you should lift the seat of the golf cart, find the battery compartment and count the number of holes for the battery. If you have an Electric battery golf push cart you will only need one or two of these batteries to power your Walk on the golf course.
To determine each battery voltage, you need to multiply the number of holes by 2. So, each cell/hole equals to 2 volts. Then you need to multiply the cell’s voltage by the total number of golf cart batteries.
What kind of Golf cart batteries are there?
Lead acid batteries, Flooded: commonly known as ‘wet cell’ batteries, and these require filling with water. Almost all golf carts use this kind of battery type:
- AGM Lead-acid batteries
- Gel Lead-acid battery
If I increase the capacity of the Battery unit, will the voltage increase?
No, it won’t. The batteries must have a parallel connection to run at an increased capacity. If you take two 6-volt batteries rated at 210 AH (Amp Hour), the capacity will increase to 420 AH. However, in this way, you can extend the lifespan of the unit.
Does it matter the “age” of the battery?
Yes, it does. It is not recommended to buy batteries that are older than 6 months. Also, it is not recommended to buy used batteries as their lifespan will be very short.
Maintenance of Battery for golf cart
Trojan batteries need proper maintenance, and it all starts with their charging. Before the charging starts, you need to make sure that there’s enough water that covers the plates. Proper charging means having the acid solution over the tops of the plates.
Plus, they need duly charging during winter days, so make sure they are not overcharged. The company recommends checking the battery status once a month so that you get an insight into the needed amount of water.
Make sure that the plates are not exposed to air, as it can corrode very quickly. Do not overfill the Trojan battery with water as it can cause overflowing acid that can lead to losing capacity and corrosive mess, and use only distilled or deionized water.