Throughout many parts of Florida, a golf cart can be seen being used as a means of daily transportation. There might even be specific lanes just for golf carts. A lot of places, especially retirement communities, treat these carts like most people treat their cars or trucks. So when it comes to making sure your golf cart runs right, should you get the same things you would for your car? If you need to switch out the battery, the answer is no way! There are a few things to look out for when picking the right battery for your golf cart. Here are a few tips to help you better understand what keeps your golf cart running smoothly;
Voltage is critical! You can check what type of voltage your battery will need by a simple equation. In the battery compartment, locate the number of holes present on the battery. It should be either 3, 4, or 6 holes. Take that number and multiply it by 2, since each hole on the battery is equal to 2 volts. With that answer, multiply the voltage by the total number of batteries in the golf cart (this will either be 4, 6, or 8). The voltage of golf cart batteries is typically 36V and 48V.