Electric Golf Carts run on electric charges stored inside the batteries. Special purpose deep cycle rechargeable batteries are used in these carts. Proper maintenance is required to obtain maximum battery life cycle and performance. Lack of service and maintenance can lead to poor performance and eventually to its death.
Proper knowledge about the battery is required while selecting a battery and also for its maintenance. Most of the cart owners feel that these batteries do not need any type of maintenance. But this concept is wrong. A proper well scheduled maintenance of the battery is the key to maximize its life and performance.
Protective goggles and hand gloves
The most important thing which you have to keep in mind is the protective features. Adequate protective measures have to be taken before performing any type of work on the battery. Make sure to wear protective masks, goggles and gloves before starting the maintenance. The cells of the battery are filled with highly corrosive and reactive acids. If Avoid any type of skin contact with these acids. Baking soda and water can be used to neutralize the effect of acidic reaction and so it is recommended to have them by your side. Never wear any type of jewellery while performing maintenance on the battery as there are chances that they could get corroded.
A Gold Cart consist of 6 lead acid batteries. The first step towards maintenance is to check the physical condition of the battery. Check whether it is free from any defects, cracks, corrosion, dirt etc. If you feel that the battery is not in a good condition then you might need to replace it.
Keep the casing and the terminals of the battery clean. The accumulated dirt on the battery casing can be removed using baking soda and water. The terminals of the battery can be cleaned using post and clamp cleaner. It is good to apply a light coating of petroleum jelly over the terminals, once the connections are done.
Now check for the water content inside the battery cells. The plates of the cells should be completely filled with distilled water. If water content is low, always make sure to fill it with distilled water or de-ionized water. Normal water having mineral content can be harmful to the battery cells.
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