The Best Golf Cart Batteries: Lithium
As more and more people take advantage of its versatile performance, the golf cart market is developing rapidly. For decades, deep cycle lead acid batteries have been the most cost-effective means of powering electric golf carts. With the rise of lithium batteries in many high-power applications, many people are now looking for LiFePO4 batteries to replace SLA battery in golf carts.
While any golf cart will help you get around the course or neighborhood, you need to make sure it has enough power for the job. This is where lithium golf cart batteries come into play. They're challenging the lead-acid battery market due to their many benefits that make them easier to maintain and more cost-effective in the long run.
Below is our breakdown of the advantages of lithium golf cart batteries over lead-acid counterparts.
1. Lithium Golf Cart Batteries Charge Up Faster than Lead Acid
Lithium Golf Cart batteries charge faster than Lead-Acid batteries. For example, once a traditional golf cart has spent its energy and run out of charge, it takes roughly eight hours (on average) to recharge back to full power. Lithium batteries can be recharged up to 80% of max capacity in just one hour, and fully charged in only 3 hours.
2. Lithium Golf Cart Batteries Last 3x – 5x Longer than Traditional Golf Cart Batteries
Lithium batteries last longer, because the lithium battery chemistry increases the number of charge cycles the battery can handle. The average lithium ion golf cart battery can charge 3,000 to 5,000 cycles in its life vs. the average lead-acid battery charging just 500-1,000 total cycles.
3. Lithium Batteries Substantially Reduce the Weight of Your Golf Cart
Lithium-ion batteries weigh just 1/4 the weight of traditional Lead-Acid batteries. So when you convert your golf cart to lithium, your cart will lose a lot in weight. This major weight reduction will make your cart faster, more "fuel" (battery) efficient, and increases your ride height a bit
4. Lithium Golf Cart Batteries Require NO Maintenance (Zero)
Batteries don't require any maintenance. No more filling with water. No more corrosion. This is a HUGE selling point for those who use their golf cart commercially (hotels, concert venues, etc.). The switch to lithium means you no longer have to maintain your golf cart batteries. Just charge them, and go!
Another thing to note in regards to maintenance is what happens to your electric cart when you are not using it? When you don’t use your traditional Lead-Acid golf cart batteries for 1-month, they will lose up to 33% of their charge (substantial)! Meaning if your cart were to sit for just a few months, it would not work when you went to use it again.Lithium batteries on the other hand will only lose 2-3% of their charge per month when not being used. Meaning your cart could sit for an entire year and still have 75% of its battery left.
5. Lithium Batteries Don’t Lose Power as they Lose Charge
Traditional Lead-Acid golf cart batteries "get tired" while you are using them. As they heat up and lose charge during your drive, they also lose total power (meaning your cart goes slower, and has less torque the lower your battery charge level is).
Lithium ion golf cart batteries work at full power all the way until they are fully discharged (just like your cell phone). This means that even if your cart has 10% battery left, it will still have full power, speed and torque all the way down to 0% charge.
Cyclen's lifepo4 golf cart battery series is designed as lighter weight, longer service life and plug in replacement for lead acid batteries. Composed by our high quality LiFePO4 prismatic cells with bms, the battery pack delivers continuous strong power, and reduces maintenance costs as compared to lead acid for electric golf cart.So why don't you switch to lithium for your golf carts?