Batteries & Chargers
There is a very strong shift to Lithium Iron batteries due to their being much lighter and deliver full power until exhausted. We have a Lithium Iron battery to suit most buggies.
It is important to make the correct decision when choosing a battery for use on a golf buggy. Whether you choose a sealed lead acid, flooded wet cell or Lithium, you should choose one of good quality, as this is critical to achieving optimum performance from your golf buggy. Whichever one you choose, it must be deep cycle rated. We recommend a sealed battery of at least 21 amp hour capacity. Lithium Iron batteries are generally of a lower capacity to achieve the same results. They are also very much lighter.
A reasonable expectation of life is approx. 200 rounds of golf with a sealed lead acid battery, depending on quality and up to 1000 rounds with a Lithium Iron battery.
Some machines are capable of being used with wet batteries. While these may suit some users, they do require regular maintenance and cleaning. Significant damage to buggies, motor vehicles and clothing will result if acid spills. Some golf clubs may not allow "wet cells" to be stored in their buggy sheds.
We stock a large range of high quality Gel and AGM VRSLA batteries and now a full range of Lithium Iron batteries to suit most buggies.
At "Mr Ball" we have high quality facilties for battery and charger testing. The test you receive at your local garage is not appropriate for golf buggy batteries. Should you suspect a problem with your battery/charger, we will be pleased to test same at a very modest cost which will be waived if the purchase of a battery or charger goes ahead. Our battery testing facility will accurately determine the usable capacity of your battery.
Only a fully automatic charger should be used with a sealed battery to ensure maximum life is obtained. The charger should carry an Australian Communications Authority C-tick number. A number of unapproved chargers have been sold throughout Australia and users should be aware of the hazards involved when using such chargers - the most serious of which is fire.
There are a number of chargers in the market place, which are unsuitable for use with sealed batteries. Lithium batteries in particular must only be charged using the type recommended by the specific battery manufacturer.
BATTERY WARRANTY IS VOID IF AN INCORRECT CHARGER TYPE IS USED.
Charging of wet batteries is less critical and a variety of relatively cheap chargers can be used but there are conditiond which must be understood. Wet batteries require regular topping up with water which is lost during the charging process. Generally Lithium batteries will be sold with a charger and this charger is the only unit which should be used or irrepairable damage will occur.