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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.

17 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
      https://golfcarttips.com/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]

      Best,
      -Mike Wallace, V.P. of Marketing

    1. Hi Timm,

      Our US AGM12V150 is used in many golf cars you can view the battery specs. here.

      Best,
      -Mike Wallace, V.P. of Marketing

  2. I would like to change on my current batteries for
    Lithium batteries on my 1993 club cart, which one would be best? Thank john

    1. Hi John,

      Our Essential Li® US48VGC2 and US48V105 are booth designed for Golf Cars. You should also check that your charger is compatible with Lithium-Ion batteries. You may need to purchase a new one when you make the switch.

      Best,
      -Mike Wallace, V.P. of Marketing

  3. I have a 2007 Club Car Precedent and am wanting to replace the lead acid batteries with Lithium batteries.
    It has a 48 V system (4 12V batteries).
    Are there any options for this?

    1. Hi Rick,

      We have two Lithium-Ion batteries for Golf Car Applications. Our Essential Li® US 48VGC2 has a 30Ah capacity and the US 48V105 105Ah battery. Both batteries can be connected in parallel to increase capacity.

      Best,
      -Mike Wallace, V.P. of Marketing

  4. How do I tell whether one or more of my six, 8-volt battery 105138301 are individually defective – and needs replacing – or ALL of them do? And how do I know if my battery charger part # 940-0008 is charging properly. I am willing to replace whatever is defective….but NOT willing to do anything until I’m sure what the problem might be. Thank you. CLUB CAR

    1. Hi Bill,

      Our Engineers recommend checking batteries with a digital voltmeter and a deep cycle battery hydrometer, such as the EZ Red SP-101 battery hydrometer, like thisEZ Red Hydrometer

      Information on testing batteries can be found in the U.S. Battery User Manual and a procedure for determining battery serviceability can be found on the U.S. Battery website in our Warranty Diagnosis Chart.

      A procedure for determining whether a battery charger is functioning properly can be found by clicking here.

      Best,
      -Mike Wallace, V.P. of Marketing

    1. Hola Sergio,

      Siempre que el cargador esté enchufado para mantener las baterías completamente cargadas, no debería haber ningún daño a las baterías por falta de uso. Los cargadores de baterías modernos son automáticos y mantendrán las baterías cargadas sin sobrecargarlas, siempre que el cargador esté conectado a la alimentación de CA y a las baterías. No cargar las baterías permitirá que con el tiempo se autodescarguen, lo que provocará sulfatación y pérdida de capacidad. Las baterías de plomo-ácido siempre deben mantenerse en un estado de carga alto.

      Mejor,
      -Mike Wallace, V.P. de Márketing

    1. Hi Elaine,

      Electrically it would work fine although there would be a reduction in energy content from 8160 watt-hours to 7440 watt-hours. This would result in almost a 10% reduction in driving range. See the chart below that we prepared a few years ago. The problem is that the battery tray and hold-down brackets would have to be modified for the different size and number of batteries.

      Chart of battery perfomce

      If cost is the motivation for making the change, an easier change would be to use six US8VGCE batteries instead. The energy content would be the same at 8160 watt-hours and no changes to the battery tray or hold-downs would be required. The cost would actually be less than four US12VXC2 batteries. They would probably have to be special ordered.

      Best,
      -Mike Wallace, V.P. of Marketing

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