Most golf cart battery chargers on the market today are designed to bring a normally discharged battery back to full or near full charge in a given time. The state of the charge depends on the amount of play and/or the number of holes for which the golf cart was used. The charger will shut off once it is done charging. It is ok to leave it plugged in it won't charge again until it has been unplugged and plugged back in
Keep Your Charger Dry
Where golf carts are used "hard" for 36 holes every day, and possibly more than 36 holes some days, there is a good chance that the charger cannot keep up with the amount being discharged from the battery. In such a case, the batteries start falling into a low state of charge. A charger could be working perfectly, but if you do not get the cart on a charge until 10:00 p.m. and off at 6:00 a.m., the chances are good that you did not get sufficient charge into the batteries. Hard use carts should be charged for at least 10 hours to keep up with the amount discharged.
The electrolyte in lead-acid storage batteries is a solution of sulfuric acid and water. The sulfuric acid portion of the electrolyte does not evaporate, but the water portion must continually be replaced because of loss due to charging and evaporation.
The level of electrolyte should NEVER be allowed to go below the top of the plates - this can cause permanent damage to the exposed portion of the plates. If you cannot see the electrolyte covering the separators before the batteries are put on charge, add enough water to cover the top of the separators. After the charge is completed, re-level with water to the normal level.
WARNING: Never add acid to a battery.
It is recommended that water be added to batteries near the end of the charge or after taking them to charge. Be certain to replace the vent caps after watering so electrolyte does not splash out while the golf cart is being used. Generally, water must be added to golf cart batteries about every 30 days. This is governed greatly by the amount of use, charging and heat exposure. It is suggested that a few vent caps be removed at least every week to check and see if the batteries need water.
Use Distilled Water ONLY
Most golf cart batteries have an indicator ring inside the filling well showing the normal level for adding water. Add water to a level 1/4 to 1/8 inch below the indicator ring or add water to 1/8" below the bottom of the vent well. Add water to the maximum water level indicator
Avoid overfilling when adding water to the batteries. The problem with overfilling is that while charging, acid is pumped out and lost, reducing the capacity of the battery. This will also increase corrosion to metal parts of the battery.
If a coating of acid-soaked dirt accumulates on the battery top, an electrical path will be created between the terminals. This, in turn, may cause a leakage of current, which reduces the operating efficiency and is detrimental to the life expectancy of the battery.
Batteries on golf carts should be kept clean and free of acid spillage, dirt, and grease. This can be accomplished by washing the batteries with a water hose after the water has been added to the batteries. Make certain all vent caps are securely in place before washing the batteries to prevent significant amounts of dirt or foreign matter from getting into the battery cells. When batteries have an accumulation of grime that fails to wash off with a hose, the battery tops should be cleaned with a solution of water and baking soda. After scrubbing the battery tops with a stiff bristle brush, rinse off with water.
When it is necessary to replace one or two batteries in a cart, it is advisable to replace with batteries comparable in age with those present in the cart. By so doing, you keep a better balance of age and the remaining capacity of the batteries in each cart.
The warranty on used golf carts, DOES NOT include the Batteries or the Controller.
Controllers are too susceptible to user error, (shorting it out by working on the cart without flipping the RUN/TOW switch to "TOW"); Or an Act of God, such as lightning.
Any defects or damage to the Batteries arising from any abuse or mishandling of the Batteries, or any one or more of the following:
Upon the purchase of "NEW" batteries, we will replace the Batteries only if a replacement is necessary due to defects in material or workmanship of the battery. The warranty on "NEW" may vary in the warranty period, the scope of coverage, or exclusions set by the manufacturer.