Are you thinking about upgrading your golf cart or LSV to lithium batteries but aren’t sure what you’ll need? If you’re looking into lithium batteries for these vehicles, chances are you’re looking to replace the lead-acid batteries that came with them to reap the benefits of lithium power. Depending on the lithium choice you choose for your vehicle, converting a lithium-ion golf cart battery may be a simple operation. Looking for the best batteries for golf carts by Eco Tree Lithium will be the ideal choice.
Here are some things to think about before choosing which lithium golf cart battery to install before your conversion.
What Battery Should I Get For My Golf Cart?
Submerged lead-acid batteries, AGM lead-acid batteries, gel lead-acid batteries, and lithium-ion golf cart batteries are the four varieties of golf cart batteries on the market.
Lithium golf cart batteries have seen the highest increase in the golf cart battery segment in recent years. It turns out that lithium-ion batteries are now standard on practically all EZ-GO and Club Car carts. We believe that lithium batteries will power all future carts.
The Golf Cart Deep Cycle Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFeO4) battery is one of the most stable Li-ion batteries available.
What Should I Know Before Changing My Golf Cart Battery To A Li-Ion Battery?
For maximum performance, you will need to make some extra changes. Include the necessary charger and choose the appropriate voltage battery.
To replace your lithium battery, select a plug-in replacement-size battery. Pack-sized GC2/GC8 batteries are the most common lead-acid golf cart batteries. The 48V 30AH deep cycle lithium battery from the Eco Tree Lithium is ideal for this purpose. It is made of LiFePO 4 material and has 5x the battery life of an SLA lead-acid battery. It also has a proprietary high current BMS that provides excellent peak power and lightning fast 1C continuous charge and discharge rates. Finally, it has a COLD CHARGE function that allows low temperature charging from -200C / -40F.
How Do You Calculate Golf Cart Voltage?
If you’re not sure how to calculate voltage requirements, see the manufacturer’s specifications first.
If that is not available, the current battery arrangement should be checked and demand calculated from there. To get the voltage needed, count the number of acid holes at the top of each cell and multiply the total number of acid holes by 2.
A third alternative is to take it to a battery center and have them assist you calculate your needs.
Usually, the type of battery your golf cart needs depends on the sort of cart you drive. Although you can change your cart to take multiple types of batteries, most car owners will still stick to the original model recommendations, since they are concerned about additional expenditures and potential complications.
The 6-volt option is popular since most golf cart owners who use 6-volt batteries know that not only does it drain the battery quickly, but it may also be eco-tree lithium in terms of power and other performance requirements. Of course, you have additional possibilities.
Besides 6V and 8V golf cart lead-acid batteries, deep cycle golf cart lithium iron phosphate batteries are available in a variety of voltages, including 12V, 36V, and 48V. (including 6 volts, 8 volts).
Check the battery amperage.
The amperage of a battery assesses its power capacity and decides how much electricity it will produce while your cart is operating. Mobile shopping carts are driven by current availability. The higher the amperage, the longer the battery will last on the court and the more power you will use.
The Advantages of Upgrading Golf Cart Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
When compared to lead-acid batteries, lithium iron phosphate batteries have several times the deep cycle of life. (LIFEPO4-4000+/lead-acid 500-1000 life@80% DOD), which implies you can use it for a longer period.
- It is known as one of the most safe lithium batteries in the twenty-first century, with a consistent 95% efficiency across the whole current range (lead-acid current is about 60% – 70%).
- Lithium-Ion batteries do not lose power when their voltage drops (as lead-acid batteries do).
- A lead-acid battery may take 5-8 hours to fully charge, but LiFePo4 batteries just require 1 hour, saving you even more time.
- When you are not using the golf cart, you prefer a lower self-discharge rate for the battery. The lithium iron phosphate battery self-discharges at about 3% per month, whereas the lead-acid battery wastes 30%.
- Lithium iron batteries produce 95% less harmful waste than lead-acid batteries.
Can I start my golf cart using the car battery instead?
You should never use your car battery to start your deep cycle golf cart batteries since it will destroy them. Because car batteries discharge at a considerably slower pace than deep cycle batteries, they cannot be used as the primary power source for a golf cart.
Is it necessary to use battery spacers?
Yes, if you’ve chosen a lithium drop-in solution that is the same GC2 size as your lead-acid batteries, consider battery spacers. When installing real drop-in replacement batteries, such as Eco Tree Lithium’s 48V batteries, battery spacers are utilised to fill the empty battery slots. You can use the existing battery hold-down in your car by installing battery spacers to fill the vacant spaces. This simplifies installation while also guaranteeing that your batteries are secured. We recommend you buy enough battery spacers to fill all empty slots in your cart or low-speed vehicle.
You should now have everything you need to upgrade your equipment to lithium. The 48V Product Bundle is a terrific way to receive everything you need for your golf cart lithium battery conversion. This package comes with two 48V batteries, four spacer cells to fill the empty battery slots, a fuel gauge, a remote button, and an Eco Tree Lithium-approved charge. If you have questions, please contact us.