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Replacement Batteries For Club Car Golf Carts

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Club Car golf carts have been around for nearly 60 years, producing a variety of battery-powered golf cars, utility, and personal use vehicles. As most owners of these vehicles know, proper battery maintenance is key to longevity and reliability, but eventually, the batteries will need to be replaced. 


When it comes time to replace your Club Car’s batteries, it’s important to ensure you select the right ones for your particular application and, most importantly, the type of use. Club Car’s battery specifications are different for the various model vehicles they produce. Most utilize a 48-volt electric engine but have different amperage and power requirements depending on the use and accessories on the vehicle.


For example, Club Car DS, Precedent models, 2in1, 2Plus2, Cargo, Professional, XF (2in1, 2Plus2), and XF Cargo take six BCI Group Size GC8 eight-volt batteries. Choosing the right one depends on if you use the vehicle daily or if it says in storage at your vacation home. For each of these types of scenarios, there are different battery ratings to choose from that might better match your usage needs. U.S. Battery’s US 8VGC XC2 (with a 20-hour rate of 170) is a great choice for those who want a longer-lasting battery for this application. The US 8VGCE XC2 (with a 20-hour rate of 155) offers less overall runtime for applications where the vehicle won’t be used daily, offering a more cost-effective solution.


Club Car Precedent Champion models also use a 48-volt system but utilize four BCI Group Size GC12, 12-volt batteries. U.S. Battery’s 12VRX XC2 (20-hour rate of 155) provides a great compromise between daily and occasional use. 


Proper Maintenance Makes The Difference 


To get the most performance from your new battery, you must develop a regular maintenance schedule that consists of:


1. Checking and replenishing the electrolyte levels. Installing a BWT or Flow-Rite single-point-watering kit can make this an easy and quick process.

2. Performing an equalization charge

3. Checking and Cleaning battery terminals and connections

4. Performing an opportunity charge when possible


For a full list of proper Deep Cycle Battery Care & Maintenance procedures, please see our Care & Maintenance page.


U.S. Battery Deep Cycle batteries are handcrafted in the U.S.A. The batteries also feature our exclusive XC2 formulation that gives them the highest initial capacity, fastest cycle-up time to full-rated capacity, improved rechargeability, and the highest total energy delivered than any battery in their class.

3 Responses

  1. I have 6 pd+ 8v batteries in my club car golf cart. I am looking for mitre speed as I use it mostly for touring around an island. My batteries seem to be in need of replacement after 5-6 years. Do you have a recommendation of what batteries I should get to give me as much speed as possible. My best speed I have ever achieved with the pd+ when new was maybe 20 mph.

    Thank you

    1. Hi John,

      First you should note that standard golf cars have a speed limiter set at 19.9 mph (see below). However, cars that qualify as LSV’s or NEV’s may go up to 25 mph in some states and 35 mph for NEV’s in other states.
      For legal ways to increase speed, see Top 4 Legal Ways to Speed up your Golf Cart | Golf Cart Resource
      Battery performance usually does not affect top speed except in hill climbing. There a higher capacity battery may climb hills faster. US Battery does offer higher capacity batteries with both the US8VGHC XC2 rated at 183 amp-hours and the US8VHATB XC2 rated at 205 amp-hours.

      The standard US8VGC XC2 is rated at 170 amp-hours.

      Additional resources:
      Most people do not know that it is illegal for your golf cart to travel on the street at speeds over 25 MPH depending on the laws in the state. Check out our list of golf cart state laws to help determine what is and is not acceptable. Most Golf Carts are manufactured to go a max of 19.9 MPH with an average top speed of 14-15 MPH. So, let’s say you’re an individual that owns a golf cart that goes less than 25 MPH and wants to see a little more speed. Well, then this is the perfect article for you.

      What Is An LSV Golf Cart? A Quick Guide To A New Ride
      An LSV is defined by law as a 4-wheeled vehicle whose maximum speed falls between 20 and 25 mph on a flat paved road. An LSV Golf Cart is an electric golf cart that has been modified to be street legal by the addition of locally mandated and DOT-approved equipment and meets these Federal laws.

      A Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) is a U.S. category for battery electric vehicles that are usually built to have a top speed of 25 miles per hour (40 km/h), and have a maximum loaded weight of 3,000 lb (1,400 kg).[1]
      Depending on the particular laws of the state, they are legally limited to roads with posted speed limits of 35 miles per hour (56 km/h) or less (in some states 45 mph or less). NEVs fall under the United States Department of Transportation classification for low-speed vehicles.[2]

      -Mike Wallace, V.P. of Marketing

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