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The Benefits of Lithium Golf Cart Batteries


Lithium Golf Cart Batteries-It’s Time to make the Switch

Most people are familiar with the lithium battery. They depend on its superiority to power many of their favorite possessions like cell phones and laptops. Golf carts are no exception. There was a time when the lead acid battery was the power source of choice for carts, but not any more. Lithium golf cart batteries are now the better option. Here’s why.

Let’s start with the inconvenience of  lead acid batteries.

Most owners are not looking for another chore to add to their to-do list, and maintenance is a must with these batteries of old. Water levels must be checked each month, corroded terminals must be cleaned, and owners must tolerate smelly fumes as the batteries charge. Then there’s the task of just keeping them charged! Lead acid batteries take 8 hrs. to fully charge while lithiums can be charged in less than half this time. Taking care of lead acid batteries are frankly a pain.

Then there’s cart performance.

 Most cart battery banks are comprised of 4 to 6 batteries (sometimes 8) depending on the operating voltage and the make/model of the golf cart. Typically the battery bank weight of lithium batteries vs lead acid is 75-80% less. That combined with the consistent power and speed that lithium batteries provide as they discharge (not true with lead acid) makes for a better ride and no worries about holding up the next foursome.

Lithium batteries are now more affordable than ever.

Ten years ago, cost was a prohibitive factor in conversion to lithium power. Because processes have continued to improve, manufacturing costs have come down substantially. Today lithium batteries for golf carts cost only a fraction of what they used to. In terms of efficiency and value, lithiums will last for 3500-5000 charge cycles which is 5 times longer than the old lead acid variety. This means users will spend more time on the course and less time battery shopping.

Compare the advantages below, then visit Lithium Golf Cart Batteries  to view battery options currently available for your golf cart. For cart specific applications, conversion kits, chargers and more, call or contact us at

Comparison - Lithium Golf Cart Batteries vs Lead Acid Batteries

6 thoughts on “The Benefits of Lithium Golf Cart Batteries”

  1. I have a 2003 club car with 6 8v batteries, can I switch it for a 48 v dry cell battery bank? and does it have to be rewired

    1. Lynda – yes you can convert your cart to Lithium Batteries. Daily use (miles per charge) will determine how many batteries will be needed. For most applications on stock performing golf carts and average daily use, you can replace your bank of 6 lead acid batteries with just 2x lithium batteries. You will need to rewire accordingly but the process is very straight forward and simple as you will only be wiring up 2 batteries vs 6 batteries. Also being that they are already 48v they will be wired parallel (positive to positive and negative to negative) as opposed to the way your cart is currently wired in a series (positive to negative, until all batteries are connected which leaves 2 terminals open, 1 positive and 1 negative. This series achieves 48v operating voltage [6 x 8v = 48v].

      You will have to use a different charger designed specifically for lithium batteries, but it will be plug and play and operate just like the one you currently use. Just plug into the factory location and it will do its thing (and now with zero maintenance!) The two battery package with charger is currently offered on sale on Pete’s Golf Carts See this link to the Club Car Lithium Battery Conversion kit Recommended

      Power On…
      Pete’s Team

    1. Ray,
      Most likely, yes! Give us a call to be sure- we’re always here to help (772-444-2280). And sorry for the slow response- we somehow missed your question until now!

  2. Will my charger still be able to charge an allied 48v battery? Or do these use their own chargers?

    1. Joe,
      The new chargers we sell will work with any type of battery, so most likely the charger you already have will work fine as long as it is decent one. Give us a call to be sure- we’re always happy to help. 772-444-2280. Thanks, and sorry for the slow response!

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