Every electric golf car user knows that a quality engine and batteries are the keys to a successful golfing experience. Regarding the electric golf cart battery, not everyone understands the different technologies within the battery manufacturing industry. The main types of batteries available today are lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries.
The type of battery on your electric golf cart is a big deal in its performance and overall experience.
Lithium batteries have become increasingly popular in recent years for several reasons. This post highlights the top five reasons lithium batteries have gained so much attention.
Weight and Space
In batteries, energy density is a core factor in weight and space. Typically, energy density means how much energy the battery stores per space and weight of a battery. Lithium batteries have a much higher energy density than lead-acid batteries.
The higher energy density is a huge benefit for electric golf carts because space and weight are limited. Therefore, you enjoy a lighter load on your golf cart for the same amount of energy as in lead-acid batteries. Besides, fewer lithium batteries mean more storage space and less weight.
High-quality lithium batteries come with an integrated battery management system, helping them operate more safely than lead-acid batteries. The multiple built-in protection features include lithium-ion cells stacked in modules, temperature sensors to prevent battery overheating, and an onboard computer that manages individual cells.
Other safety features of lithium batteries include:
- Pressure-sensitive vent holes that release the extra pressure preventing other cells in the pack from catching fire
- A separator that serves as a fuse whenever a cell heats up
- Positive temperature coefficient to the battery to keep it from overheating and protecting it against current surges
- On/Off button so you can switch off the battery to ensure no current flow when not in use for an extended period
These safety features help prevent house fires, which is a common occurrence on lead-acid batteries.
Long Life Electric Golf Cart Batteries with Faster Charging Rate
Even with an 80%-100% discharge rate, lithium batteries provide you with a life of over 5,000 cycles. Besides, the partial charges that often damage the lead-acid batteries do not affect the lithium battery’s life span. The lithium batteries last for over a decade or the life of your electric golf cart.
Regarding charging time, lead-acid batteries could take more than ten hours, whereas lithium batteries take three hours to reach full charge, depending on battery size. The faster rechargeability is because lithium-ion chemistries accept a speedier current rate, hence charging faster than lead-acid batteries.
The charging time is critical for time-sensitive applications, such as when you have more rounds to play and require recharging the battery during breaks.
Maintenance Free Golf Cart Lithium Batteries
Frequent maintenance on your lead-acid battery is a time-consuming, messy and costly exercise. Fortunately, lithium-ion batteries are virtually maintenance-free and do not require constant watering, equalize charging, or cleaning.
Lithium batteries come equipped with sealed cells, so you do not have to wash or add water to keep the battery operational.
It Comes With a Five Year Warranty.
Luxe Electric Car provides lithium battery customers a five-year warranty on every purchase. That means peace of mind over its lifetime. In case of any issues, a Luxe technician will examine and solve them or replace the battery at no extra cost.
The lead-acid batteries come with a one-year or shorter warranty period, depending on the dealer.
Are you having a hard time switching from lead-acid to lithium cart batteries? While lead-acid batteries are cheaper than lithium batteries, lithium provides more value for your money and cost-saving benefits. Besides, lithium batteries are safer and more efficient than lead-acid batteries.
LUXE Electric Car is the only Luxury, Custom Electric Golf Car manufacturer in the Coachella Valley.
Not only does LUXE Electric Car custom build them right here in the desert, but their showroom, located at 74-125 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, is open and ready to help you decide what style and extras you want for your next new golf cart.
As one of the leading electric golf cart companies in the United States, they are also trailblazers in innovation, including power plants. Seeing the future in power shifting from Lead Acid Batteries to Lithium, LUXE Electric Car can not only fit your new car with batteries that need no maintenance, a warranty of five years, and change life of up to 100 miles between charging, but they can retro-fit existing carts with Lithium Batteries.
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