While several golf cart batteries are available on the market, Trojan batteries are amongst the most popular. If your cart is equipped with these types of batteries, understanding how to maintain them properly can help extend the life span of your cart.
Here are some ways in which you can maintain your golf cart batteries:
Inspect the Battery
First, make sure to inspect your Trojan batteries frequently. Look for any cracks in the container, ensure there is no fraying on the cables, and check for liquids or corrosion along with the connections and the top of the battery.
Give your batteries frequent voltage and gravity checks. These help you assess the health of the batteries and make sure that they are functioning correctly.
Charge the Batteries
Make sure to keep your batteries charged using a proper charger. Letting your battery die can damage it, so it can be beneficial even if you can only charge for a few minutes. You can also consider getting an automatic battery charger.
These will allow you to plug in and charge your Trojan batteries overnight without worrying about overcharging and needing to wake up to turn it off in the middle of the night.
Use Your Cart Batteries Often
Even if you are a seasonal user, you should use your Trojan batteries every few months. For example, if your golf cart has been stored away, try and ensure that your batteries have a refresh charge every 45-60 days. If you live in a hot climate, the frequency of these charges should be increased. If you know you are a seasonal user, you can also look for Trojan batteries with advanced storage mode features. These give the batteries an automatic refresh charge when not in use.