Thank you for taking the time to read this article. You honor me and I hope that you will find the following information helpful in two ways. The first is that you get a better understanding of the batteries of your golf cart and secondly you get more than the expected life of your batteries. Now let's find out some useful information about the batteries of your shopping cart,
Often, people had to replace old and bad batteries that were supposedly "not so old". They did not know how to identify the age of their golf cart batteries. Every week we see the sad faces of people who bought an electric car somewhere else and were misled or misled when they were told that the car had recently received new batteries while in reality the batteries were older than 4 years.
Another group of people who should know the age of their car's batteries is someone who has problems with the fact that the battery charger is not working properly or that the performance of the golf cart is lagging behind. Anyway, with the knowledge of how old the batteries are, a can be a major asset in diagnosing the problem. Regardless of the group you are in, here is the way you can identify the age of the battery.
On most golf car batteries somewhere near the battery terminals, usually engraved in dot matrix print or stamped in letters, you see a letter followed by a number.
Reading from left to right the first digit is a letter and the second digit is a number. The letter is the month of manufacture and the number is the last digit of the manufacturing year. That is why in this example the date code on the battery is September 2013. We know this because the letter is the ninth letter of the alphabet and corresponds to the ninth month of the year, which is September. We know the 2013 because of the new appearance of the battery. If the battery would look out of date and sweep the sides, we could calculate that it is a 1993. However, we have used a new battery that has just been delivered to us when we write this article: 03-2014.
Note that some batteries have a code date on a sticker that is usually found on the side to the top. In addition, multiple layers of battery terminal sprays may have to be removed to see the printed code on the flat part of the lead station. Be careful not to cause a spark when trying around a lead-acid battery. Sparks can and will cause the battery to explode. Unfortunately, this author has seen and experienced it too often. Again, be careful what you do around the golf cart or any other battery.
Once you know the age of the batteries, you can calculate various things related to your golf cart. For example, if you are considering buying a golf cart and want to know the age of the batteries, you do not have to rely on the ethics of the seller! You will be able to apply the great president, the philosophy of Ronald Regan: "Trust but verify" the situation.
Another thing that will help you when you know how old the batteries of your golf car are are able to diagnose faulty charging problems . Suppose you can only recharge your golf cart after about twenty minutes after the batteries are charged. If you have branded batteries that are less than two years old, we probably exclude that the batteries are the problem and look elsewhere, starting with the battery charger or the charging computer of the golf cart. However, if the golf cart batteries are three years or older, we first want to check the batteries for the problem of driving ability.
We can therefore see the main advantages of every golf car owner who knows how to tell the age of the batteries of their golf cart! I hope you found this article useful in your understanding of your golf cart, because it helps you better take care of your golf cart. Check out my blog for more great information about golf carts.