Reaching Maximum Performance and Long Battery Life
Batteries should last for 5-6 years. So after 5-6 years if you’re finding your golf cart is getting sluggish or you’re batteries not holding charge, it may be time for a new set of batteries. We suggest you maintain them properly to reach maximum performance and to get the most life out of them.
Know Your System Voltage
Make sure you know your system voltage, battery compartment size (length, width, and height) and your energy needs.
Make Sure Your Batteries Have Room
Make sure there is sufficient space between batteries to allow for minor battery expansion that occurs during use, and to allow proper airflow to keep battery temperature down in hot climates.
” Since 1925, customers have depended on Trojan quality which is demonstrated in the performance, reliability, and durability of our deep-cycle battery products.”
Keep Your Batteries Clean
Keep the top of each battery dry, clean, and tight.
You can clean the batteries with a bristle brush and a solution of baking soda and water, but definitely wear eye protection and rubber gloves (no jewelry). You can further spray the cables with anti-corrosive spray to prevent corrosion and rust.
Charge Your Batteries Correctly
Charge for 8 to 10 hours with the proper battery charger.
The best method is to charge overnight. Even if you only used the application for 5 minutes, you’ll want to give the batteries a good charge.
Do not overcharge your batteries.
We recommend getting an automatic charger that you can plug in and forget about overnight (no manual shut off needed).
Water Your Batteries Properly (Distilled Water Only)
Fill all cells ONLY AFTER charging, and do not overfill.
Fill battery cells (water fill holes) with distilled water (not tap water) ¼ to ½ inch above the plates. With a ¼ inch of water you’ll have to check your batteries more often, but at ½ inch, you’ll likely have more acid accumulation on the tops of the batteries. Either level is acceptable; it’s really your call. Do not let the plates get exposed to air. This will damage (corrode) the plates. Do not fill the water level in the filling well to the cap. This most likely will cause the battery to overflow acid, consequently losing capacity and causing a corrosive mess.
Do not discharge golf cart batteries beyond an 80% discharge.
It is recommended that you discharge your golf cart batteries to between 50-80 percent, and not exceeding 80 percent or to the point where your golf cart until the batteries are completely dead.