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Which Cord Do I Need for my Golf Cart Battery Charger?

Battery Pete 8-25-23 

If you’re looking to buy a new charger or charging cable for your golf cart, you’ll need to know what style of plug to get. If you don’t know what type of connector your cart requires, don’t worry, we’re here to help. This guide will show you the simple process of determining which DC connector you need based on your cart’s model and voltage.

Each major golf cart brand does things a little bit differently and so you’ll have to use the plug that is specific to your cart (one size does not fit all!) To know what plug you will need you’ll first need to know the brand of your cart. If you don’t know already, this guide will help you find the make and model:  How to Find Year and Model of Golf Cart. Once you have that information, the next step is to discover your cart’s voltage.

Charging cables can vary depending on the voltage and chemistry of your cart batteries. For the purposes of this discussion, we will be limiting our scope to the number one used battery type for golf carts-flooded lead acid batteries.  There are better alternatives (but that’s another discussion).

If you don’t know the voltage of your cart, there is a simple way to find out. Most golf carts will be either 36 volts, 48 volts, or 72 volts. To determine this, you will need to flip up your golf cart’s front seat and find your batteries. Each battery will have either 3, 4, or 6 holes on the top that are covered by plastic caps. One of these holes represents two volts. So, count the number of holes on a battery and multiply that by two. Then, multiply that figure by the number of batteries in your cart.

Example: 36V Golf Cart (w/ 6, 6V battery system)

3 acid holes x 2 volts per hole = 6 volts
6-volts x 6 total cart batteries = 36-volt cart

Example: 48-Volt Golf Cart (w/ 6, 8V battery system)

4 acid holes x 2 volts per hole = 8 volts
 8-volts x 6 total cart batteries = 48-volt cart

Example: 72-Volt Golf Cart (w/ 6, 12V battery system)

6 acid holes x 2 volts per hole = 12 volts
12-volts x 6 total cart batteries = 72-volt cart

                         Here you can see Six 6 Volt Batteries. That means this cart is a 36V cart.

Now that you know your golf carts make, model, and voltage, you’re ready to determine the plug you will need. Examine the chart below to find the plug that’s right for you.

Club Car 3 Pin, Round Style36V and 48VClub Car Only
E-Z-GO 2 Pin, D Plug Also known as the D36 and the TXT Connector36V, 48V, and 72VE-Z-GO Only
E-Z-GO 2 Pin, Notched36V, 48V, and 72VE-Z-GO Only
E-Z-GO RXV 3 Pin48VE-Z-GO TXT and RXV Only
Yamaha 2 Pin, Nabson (Will work on three pin Yamaha carts as well, but will be less secure)48VYamaha Only
Yamaha 3 Pin48VYamaha Only
Star EV 48V Black48VStar EV Only
Star EV 36V Yellow36VStar EV Only
Star EV 72V Green72VStar EV Only
Crowsfoot36V and 48VClub Car, E-Z-GO, Fair Play, and Yamaha
SB50 Gray36VUniversal
SB50 Red24VUniversal
SB175 Gray36VUniversal
Ring Terminals36V and 48VOn Board Universal

Now that you know which plug you need it’s time to get your hands on one! Jason’s Golf Carts stocks all the products listed above and more. We are here to help you replace parts and upgrade carts to keep you on the go in a smooth and stylish ride.

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 If you are still unable to determine which connector you need, please contact us via email at We’re happy to help!