December 30, 2016 3 min read 12 Comments
We have talked about the pros and cons of EZGO vs. Club Car and touched on voltage in that discussion. It is time to dig a bit deeper and understand the voltage that powers your golf cart.
Before we jump into the pros and cons of different golf cart voltages, let's go back to science class and talk about what voltage really is. Technically speaking, voltage is the potential difference in charge between two points in an electrical field. The greater the voltage is, the greater the current.
It is important to know what voltage your golf cart is to understand its speed and power potential. To determine whether your golf cart is 36V or 48V, follow these steps:
Example: In my Club Car Precedent golf cart, each battery has 4 holes. 4x2=8 so they are 8 Volt batteries. There are 6 of them, so my cart is a 48 Volt cart.
As an aside, maintaining your batteries is extremely important for the current to flow at the proper voltage. We recommend this short ebook on battery maintenance, which is free on Kindle Unlimited.
A typical 36 Volt golf cart will have a battery configuration of (6) 6 volt batteries.
Golf carts that are powered by 48 Volts consist of either (6) 8 Volt batteries or, in the case of some Club Car Precedent golf carts, (4) 12 Volt batteries.
Whether you decide to go with a 36 Volt or a 48 Volt, the important thing is that you understand the difference so that you have realistic expectations of your new golf cart.
If you are considering replacing or upgrading your current golf cart batteries, we recommend upgrading to lithium batteries. We recommend Allied Lithium Batteries, which are the only "Drop-in-Ready" lithium batteries for golf carts. Lithium batteries are the same size as your current lead-acid batteries and can be installed in 30 minutes. Lithium batteries are the preferred choice for golf cart manufacturers and most new golf carts offer them as an upgrade.
Please visit WHEELZ Custom Carts for custom accessories or replacement parts.
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