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Unread 06-22-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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I am a newbie, and not very technical. I purchased a customized 2010 club car precedent. Larger tires, custom dash with satellite stereo. Cart has 48 volt set of batteries (not new). Tried playing golf with stereo on and quit on 14th tee as battery charge indicator was very low and blinking, cart was slowing down considerably. I want to buy new batteries. Cost aside, what batteries are considered the best available? Can I put more than 48volts in cart and benefit? Are any of these batteries maintenance free?
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Unread 06-22-2014, 09:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Cost aside, best batteries to purchase

Golf cart batteries are deep discharge type and are not maintenance free. What batteries do you have now? The most popular setup would be 6 batteries at 8 V each. Range is based on the Amp Hour rating.
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Unread 06-22-2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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Cart has US 8V GCE XC batteries. It has 6 of them (4 years old). But fully charged I can't finish 18 holes of golf and play the stereo, not acceptable. I drive the cart about 1 mile in neighborhood to reach golf clubhouse and course. As mentioned, I am brand new to this, but researching on internet I read about gel batteries that are maintenance free and other types of batteries. I am not focused at all on cost, and less so on maintenance if required, but I am most interested in best performance and looking for advice. Some threads suggest adding voltage to increase speed and run time. Should I buy the best batteries (tbd) and add voltage? Thanks
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Unread 06-22-2014, 09:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: Cost aside, best batteries to purchase

Ok here it is in a nutshell. 1st brands, it is almost always true Trojans are the favorite batteries of everyone in the golf community so that one is easy. As far as which one. If you want a simple switch then the Trojan ranger 160 is the longest life battery out there, but... You can switch to 8 6v batteries and get almost double your range but it is more difficult as some carts have to be modified to get them to fit. You will also need new cables. What make model and year is your cart?

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Unread 06-22-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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Unread 06-22-2014, 10:01 AM   #6
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My cart is a 2010 club car precedent
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Unread 06-22-2014, 10:08 AM   #7
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Is it not true that if I switch to 6V that I will lose speed also? (Some threads say 33%)
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Unread 06-22-2014, 10:22 AM   #8
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Default Re: Cost aside, best batteries to purchase

If cost isn't a factor then lithium batteries are the best you could put in a golf cart. I built a 58v, 120Ah pack using Nissan Leaf batteries. The whole pack weighs only 120 lbs. That's just the weight of two Trojan's, shaving 400 lbs off the cart. I estimate I get upwards of 60 miles range per charge also.
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Unread 06-22-2014, 11:30 AM   #9
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First thing is to check the batteries you have. You most likely have two of them that are not in very good shape. The 12 volts running your stereo is likely coming from just two of your batteries. Over the years this has just worn them out. Simple thing is replace all of them with new Trojan 875 batteries and install a 48 to 12 volt reducer. This will pull the 12 volts from all your batteries evenly.

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Unread 06-22-2014, 01:27 PM   #10
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You can replace your batteries with 6 8V batteries, replace them with 8 6V(longer run-time than 6 8V), or put lithium batteries in there. Lithium batteries will give you the most run-time.
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