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Unread 06-10-2016, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default Golf cart with 4 batteries of 12v

Dear group

I am new here and I just bought a used golf cart.
Its 2005 club precedent with 4 batteries.
I think one battery needs to be replaced because it has low voltage.
These 12v batteries that came with(interstate 12v) are expensive like $300 each.
So my question is If instead buying 1 battery for $300, Can I buy 4 new deep cycle marine batteries on advanceautoparts or autozone? I saw this one for $126

AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Deep Cycle Battery, Group Size 29HM, 675 CCA

Has anybody done that? Does anybody knows what happen if I do that or if will work?

Thank you everybody in advance.
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Unread 06-10-2016, 06:31 AM   #2
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Dear group

I am new here and I just bought a used golf cart.
Its 2005 club precedent with 4 batteries.
I think one battery needs to be replaced because it has low voltage.
These 12v batteries that came with(interstate 12v) are expensive like $300 each.
So my question is If instead buying 1 battery for $300, Can I buy 4 new deep cycle marine batteries on advanceautoparts or autozone? I saw this one for $126

AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Deep Cycle Battery, Group Size 29HM, 675 CCA

Has anybody done that? Does anybody knows what happen if I do that or if will work?

Thank you everybody in advance.
NOPE !!! Don't do it as the results will be short lived... Golf Cart Batteries are Commerical Deep Cycle batteries with thick heavy solid lead plates for storing and giving up lots of amperage over the long haul. Marine Deep Cycle batteries are hybrid Cranking/Starting batteries with thinner lead sponge plates that will begin to warp quickly from the heavy and sustained amp demands... It has been tried before and the result is the same within a year you will be regretting it....
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Unread 06-10-2016, 07:23 AM   #3
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don't waste your time and money , go find a trojan dealer and get the right batteries. the money you spend on good batteries and proper maintence will be rewarded with trouble free years enjoyment. a properly maintained set of good batteries will last 5 to 8 years depending on use and how well they are kept
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Unread 06-10-2016, 08:18 AM   #4
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Buy six 8v batteries. Will be cheaper. And your posting in the ezgo section. Find you a volume golf car dealer and get a way better price.
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Unread 06-10-2016, 08:51 AM   #5
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Do not replace one battery in an old pack. Replace ALL of them. Otherwise you are wasting your money. It is important that all of the batteries are of similar age since we charge and discharge them in series.
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Buy six 8v batteries. Will be cheaper. And your posting in the ezgo section. Find you a volume golf car dealer and get a way better price.
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Unread 06-10-2016, 09:23 AM   #7
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Default Re: Golf cart with 4 batteries of 12v

Also have you tried charging the low battery individually with a 12V charger to balance the voltage acorss all the batteries?
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Unread 06-10-2016, 10:38 AM   #8
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Thank you All for the answers. I am glad I asked before. I really don't want to waste my time and money $$.

I call this battery warehouse and they quote me:
Trojan 1275 12v - $248
Crown 155ah 12v - $240
Crown 150ah 12v - $229

They said I can't convert to 6x8v batteries because there is no space. My golf cart have all the controller/board in the middle, so it is going to be very hard to do this change.

I did not try to charge the low battery individually. I don't know how to do that. is that something easy? Do I have to disconnect the other 3 batteries and connect the charger to golf cart?

well, I don't know If I will replace them all at this time. Its a lot money. I think I will buy only 1 or 2 trojan battery now and next year buy the others.

what you guys think of that?

Thank you very much group !
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there is a write up in the stickies on how to convert from 4-12's to 6-8's. I did it to my 2006 precedent, and am very glad I did.
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DO NOT BUY JUST ONE OR TWO BATTERIES !!!!

That too is a huge waste of money... The new batteries will endure heavy charging in effort to charge the older batteries... In short order they will be no better than the best of the worst battery remaining in the group.... Used batteries of a similar age and size are a better choice if you must conserve money...
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