If you feel like it’s time to replace your 6-volt golf cart batteries, it also means it’s time to shop for new batteries. However, you should understand just what you should be on the lookout for before you make your purchase.
Your cart’s batteries come in three general variants—12, 8, and 6-volt golf cart batteries.
6-volt batteries are lead-acid with the average golf cart requires between four and six batteries to run. When you’re buying replacement batteries, make sure you’re buying them at the right voltage.
To find out what the right voltage for your golf cart is, check your owner’s manual. If you cannot find it, you should be easily able to find a copy online.
Alternatively, you can calculate the voltage manually. Do this by counting the number of acid holes on one of your existing batteries, and multiply the number by 2. Then multiply that number by the number of batteries your cart needs to operate, and you’ve determined what your cart’s required voltage is.
The battery’s amperage will help determine its power capacity and lets you know how efficiently the battery’s overall performance will be.
The higher the amperage, the longer the battery will last. You can also use amp-hours (Ah) to measure how efficient the battery will be, which tells you how much amperage your battery will produce over the course of an hour.
• Battery-Life and Maintenance
An average lead-acid 6-volt golf cart battery has a lifespan of approximately 5 years. However, if you want to get the most out of your batteries, you should engage in regular maintenance. Make sure to inspect it occasionally to check for any damage and replace your batteries when necessary.
Learn more about our golf cart battery of choice: The Trojan Battery Company. If you’re looking for more tips on taking care of your 6-volt golf cart batteries, contact Carts & Parts at (937) 459-8891. We’d love to answer any questions you may have!