Why your golf cart need 48V lithium golf cart battery?
As more and more people use the versatility of golf carts, the golf cart market is growing. For decades, deep-cycle, liquid-rich lead-acid batteries have been the most cost-effective way to power electric golf carts. With the rise of 48v lithium golf cart batteries in many high-power applications, many people are now studying the advantages of lithium iron phosphate batteries in the golf carts.
Although any golf cart can help you move around the course or community, you need to make sure it has enough motivation to make it. This is where lithium golf cart batteries come in.
Here’s our breakdown of the advantages of lithium golf cart batteries over lead-acid batteries.
What makes lithium-ion golf cart batteries so good?
It can be fully charged in 2-3 hours (8-10 hours for conventional lead-acid batteries)
They last longer (3 to 5 times) than traditional golf cart batteries
They’re light! (Reduce the battery weight of your shopping cart by 300 pounds = more efficient shopping cart)
No maintenance (no need to add water, clean for corrosion, or check for acidity)
Lithium-ion batteries don’t lose power during voltage dips (they don’t “tire” while in use)
1. Lithium golf cart batteries charge faster than lead acid
Lithium golf cart battery golf cart batteries charge faster than lead-acid batteries. For example, once a traditional golf cart runs out of power and the battery runs out, it takes about 8 hours to charge (on average). Lithium-ion batteries can be fully charged in one hour and three hours.
2. Lithium golf cart batteries last three to five times longer than conventional golf cart batteries
Lithium-ion batteries last longer because their chemistry increases the number of charging cycles the battery can handle. The average lithium-ion golf cart battery can be recharged 3,000 to 5,000 times over its lifetime, while the average lead-acid battery can be recharged only 1,000 times overall.
3. Lithium batteries can significantly reduce the weight of golf carts
Lithium-ion batteries (72 pounds) weigh only a quarter as much as conventional lead-acid batteries (325 pounds). So when you convert your golf cart to lithium batteries, your car will lose 300 pounds. In weight. This significant weight reduction will make your cart faster, more “fuel” (battery) efficient, and slightly increase your driving height (from ½ inch to 1 inch). For 6 – and 8-person 72-volt carts, the weight loss is more than 400 pounds. (Save your enterprise valuable charging time)!
4. No maintenance for lithium golf cart batteries (zero)
The battery does not require any maintenance. No longer filled with water. No longer corroded. This is a huge selling point for those who use golf carts for commercial purposes (hotels, concert venues, etc.). Switching to lithium batteries means you no longer need to maintain golf cart batteries. Just charge up and go!
Another thing to note is, what happens when your electric car is not in use. When you don’t use traditional lead-acid golf cart batteries for a month, they will lose 33% of their power (a lot)! This means that if your shopping cart can only be used for a few months, it will not work when you use it again.
On the other hand, lithium-ion batteries lose only 2-3% of their power per month when they are not in use. This means that your shopping cart can be used for a whole year, but you still need to pay 75% of the cost.
Are lithium golf cart batteries safe?
Yes. LifePO4 (lithium iron phosphate) is one of the safest battery chemicals. All brands sold on our site manufacture batteries and each battery have a battery management system to detect any problems with battery performance and turn off any batteries that are not working properly. The battery management system will also protect the battery from overcharging or undercharging.
What size battery do I need?
If you use 48V lithium batteries in parallel, you don’t need to install a specific number of batteries to meet voltage requirements — the number of batteries you install will give you the range you need. In a typical golf cart, you can use a minimum of 2 batteries or a maximum of 6 batteries.
If you are interested in replacing your golf cart with a lithium battery, please consider purchasing our Maxworld 48V lithium golf cart battery. It is a lithium golf cart battery designed to meet the power and energy needs of all types of golf carts. This is a ready-to-use substitute with quality from the inside out. Design fit and design execution.