Golf carts operate with a series of batteries that, together, are designed to supply a sufficient voltage and amperage. Due to these factors, the size and power requirements will be essential when buying replacement batteries. Outside of specialty carts, most carts operate on a 36V or 48V standard and need a series of cells to supply enough power.
When it comes to purchasing a battery, it’s essential to note that you aren’t powering your cart with a single battery. Instead, you will need a combination of 6V, 8V, or 12V batteries. To ensure effective and safe pass-through of power, you will need to maintain a standard.
Its volt electrical drive system will have a 36V or 48V system.If you are not able to determine if it’s a 36V or a 48V electrical drive system, lift the cart seat so you can bring the battery compartment into view. You will be able to see 3, 4, or 6 holes. By multiplying these holes by two, you will determine the battery’s voltage. Multiply this number by the total number of batteries installed in your golf cart.
These batteries used for golf carts tend to have thicker plates than your standard car starting battery. The thicker plates ensure the golf cart can endure longer periods of charging and discharging with less effect on its lifespan.