FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Golf Cart Battery Voltage?

Electric Golf Carts:

An electric cart will have 4, 6 or 8 golf cart batteries. It will have a 36 volt or 48 volt electrical system.

 

How to Determine Golf Cart Voltage (36V or 48V):

1)      Lift up your cart seat to locate the battery compartment.

2)      Count the number of holes on the battery

      • Usually 3, 4 or 6 holes

3)      Multiply the number of holes by 2 to determine the golf cart battery voltage.

      • Each hole/cell is equal to 2 volts

4)      Multiply the golf cart battery voltage by the total number of golf cart batteries.

 

36 Volt Golf Cart Example (6V Batteries):

3 holes X 2 volts = 6 volt battery

6 volt battery X 6 total batteries = 36 volt system

 

48 Volt Golf Cart Example (8V Batteries):

4 holes X 2 volts = 8 volt battery

8 volt battery X 6 total batteries = 48 volt system

 

48 Volt Golf Cart Example (12V Batteries):

6 holes X 2 volts = 12 volt battery

12 volt battery X 4 total batteries = 48 volt system

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Club Car On-Board Computer (OBC) 

Have you found yourself wondering “What is the OBC on my 48 volt Club Car and what does it do?”

What does OBC stand for?

OBC is an abbreviation for On Board Computer.

What is the function of the OBC?

The OBC is a small computer that is wired into the golf cart. It’s purpose is to regulate the battery charge. As you use and drive your golf cart, the OBC records the amount of energy consumed and then directs the charger to replace exactly the amount of energy needed to fully replenish the batteries when you plug the charger. The OBC’s sole purpose is to regulate the charge and be the bridge between the charger and the batteries.

Do all golf carts have OBC’s? 

Not all golf carts have OBC’s. The OBC is unique to only 48 volt Club Cars.

How do I know if my OBC is working properly?

If the OBC on the Club Car is functional and the batteries are above 35 volts, you will hear a “click” from the relay inside the charger when the round charger plug is inserted into the cart.  Once fully inserted, the charger should come on and begin charging.

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How do I find the year and model of a EZ-GO Golf Cart?

 

First, locate the manufacturer’s code to determine the model of your EZ-GO cart:

The location of your manufacturer’s code identifies which EZGO model you have:

  • On the rear passenger side frame – RXV (2008 & up)
  • Inside the passenger side glove box – TXT (1996 & up)
  • Inside the passenger side glove box – Medalist (1994-1995)
  • Under the passenger side glove box – Marathon (1976-1993)
  • Under the driver side seat on the frame – Pre-Marathon (1965-1975)

On many of the newer EZ-GO’s, they will have the words “TXT”, “Freedom TXT”, “RXV” or “Freedom RXV” listed on the side of your golf cart.

Next, look at the manufacturer’s code to determine the year of your EZGO golf cart: 

The last two numbers of the manufacturer’s code identify the model year for EZ-GO’s manufactured from 1979 forward.

Here are two examples:

  • If the last two serial numbers of your EZ-GO manufacturer’s code are “92”, you own a 1992 EZ-GO Marathon.
  • If the last two serial numbers of your EZ-GO manufacturer’s code are “98”, you own a 1998 EZ-GO TXT.

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How do I find the year and model of my Club Car?

First, locate the serial number on your Club Car.

The serial number is located in one of three locations:

    • Inside or under the passenger side glove box – Precedent (2004 & up)
    • Under the passenger side glove box – DS (1981 & up)
    • Under the driver side seat on the frame – Pre-DS (1975-1980)

Next, take a look at the serial number to determine the model and year.

The first and second letter of the serial number is the model of your cart.

    • A = DS Electric
    • AA = DS Electric (48-volt)
    • AB = DS Electric (36-volt)
    • AC = DS Electric (48-volt)
    • AQ = DS Electric IQ (48-volt)
    • AG = DS Gas
    • DS = DS Power Drive (48-volt)
    • HA = DS Electric (36-volt)
    • PD = Precedent I2L Excel
    • PE = Precedent Electric 4 Passenger
    • PF = Precedent Gas
    • PG = Precedent Gas
    • PH = Precedent I2 Excel
    • PJ = Precedent I2 4 Passenger Excel
    • PR = Precedent Professional Gas
    • PQ = Precedent Electric IQ (48-volt)
    • PS = Precedent L2 Electric
    • PT = Precedent L2 Gas
    • PU = Precedent I2 Signature Excel
    • PY = Precedent Signature Gas
    • PZ = Precedent Signature Electric

 

The first two numbers of the serial number is the year of your cart.

Examples:

    • If the first three digits of the serial number are “A00”, it is a 2000 Club Car DS.
    • If the first four digits of the serial number are “PG09”, it is a 2009 Club Car Precedent.

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Lead-Acid Battery Maintenance 101

Regular golf cart battery maintenance is important to maximize your cart’s performance and get the longest life out of your battery pack.  Whether you have a Yamaha, EZGO, Club Car or another type of cart, here are our top battery maintenance suggestions to keep your lead-acid batteries running as long as possible.

1)  Cleaning: Prevent corrosion or build-up around battery terminals 

      • It is important that the top of each battery dry, clean and tight.

      • Clean your batteries with a bristle brush and a solution of baking soda and water.  Wear eye protection and rubber gloves to protect yourself- no jewelry. Spray terminals and cables with an anti-corrosive solution to help to prevent corrosion and rust.
      • Ideally, wipe the top of each battery clean and dry after each use to prevent corrosion and build up.

2)  Charging: After every use and periodically when in storage

      • Put the cart into “tow” before charging.  Most “run/tow” switches are found under the seat of the golf cart.
      • Charge for 8 to 10 hours with the proper golf cart battery charger for your cart.  Ensure that your charger’s voltage matches the voltage for your cart (ie. 48v charger for a 48v cart).
      • Best practice is to charge overnight after you are done with your cart for the day. Even if you only used the cart for 5 minutes, you’ll maximize the battery life of your cart by charging it after every use..
      • If you are not going to use your cart for more than 3 weeks, arrange to give it a charge during that time period.  Even when not in use, lead-acid batteries discharge a small amount over time.
      • Unless you have a new “smart charger” (ie. Lester Summit charger), your charger needs to be unplugged and plugged back in to restart the charging process.  When kept plugged in, smart chargers can detect that the battery level has dropped and that the cart needs to be charged. Most older chargers do not have this technology and need to be unplugged and plugged in again to initiate the charging process.
      • Lead-acid batteries will lose voltage over time, regardless of usage.  If left uncharged for extended periods of time, your voltage will drop below a safe amount and your battery charger will no longer work.
      • Failure to keep lead-acid batteries charged will result in shortening the life span of your battery pack- an expensive mistake.

3)  Refill Cells (for wet batteries): Top off with distilled water on a regular schedule

      • Fill battery cells by removing the caps on the top of each battery cell.  Use distilled, not tap, water to fill ¼ to ½ inch above the internal cell plates. With ¼ inch of water you’ll have to check your batteries more often, but at ½ inch you’ll likely have more acid accumulation on the tops of the batteries.
      • Do not overfill batteries as acid will leak out which can be incredibly dangerous and harmful.

      • Fill  battery cells only after charging. This will ensure that if you accidentally overfilled the batteries, acid will not boil over when heated during the charging process and spill onto your battery box and cart.

      • Sealed batteries are manufactured with gel above the cells and are securely covered.  They never have to be filled and almost guarantee a longer life-span as the internal levels are at the optimal amount at all times.  Ask us about our sealed battery options for your cart!

4)  Battery Life Span: Dependant on battery quality and proper maintenance

      • Drive the cart often and allow the batteries a full charge after every use.  Golf cart batteries like to be kept charged whether you are driving the cart often or infrequently.  You cannot overcharge batteries- your charger will shut off when the battery pack has reached full voltage.
      • Write on each battery or record the date of purchase for each battery in a secure location.  Depending on the quality of the battery, you should get 1-3 years for lower quality, 4-5 years for high quality and 6 plus when maintained in ideal conditions.

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