The best golf cart batteries are the freshest
When you search for the best golf cart battery, accessories and cables, keep in mind that any top rated battery will ideally not be older than 6 months. Each battery maker puts a code on their battery which tells you the age of the battery. Look for the code in the description of the product or on the sticker usually seen on the side right towards the top. Some companies put the battery code date somewhere close to the terminal post of the battery so watch out.
Suppose the code says J14. Reading from the left to the right, J (the first digit) is a letter that denotes the month of manufacture and 14(the second digit) is a number that denotes the year. Hence, in this instance, the date code of the battery is October 2014. You could use this as a basis to perform comparisons of different golf cart batteries before taking the final call. Make sure you only settle for the freshest battery.
A rundown of some key features of a golf cart battery
After going through several golf cart battery reviews, many of you, by now, would have a fair idea of the key features to look for. Here is a short compilation of features that are available in some of the best golf cart batteries that won’t let you down.
Deep cycle service: Thick, high density fasted lead plates and a reinforced grid means the battery can hold up against long cycles of continuous discharge and repeated recharging.
Less maintenance: Features a maintenance-free design that includes heavy duty sheet separators and a large tank to reduce water loss and optimize water consumption. Has a heavy-duty casing that weathers the storm and resists breakage to safeguard equipment and increase longevity.
Life: Enhanced battery life means better depth of cycling and more number of cycles. Best golf cart batteries have a sound cycling technology that guarantees around 800 to 1500 cycles of discharge to around 50% capacity. Batteries that have 70% depth of discharge are supposed to have a longer battery life even though the best golf cart battery in the market most likely discharges to a nominal capacity of 50%.
Vibration resistance: Partition connectors fitted with cast-on strap allow for better electrical conductivity and superior strength necessary for resisting vibration.
Power distribution and control: An optimized design that stream lines the path in which current flows and guarantees maximum power delivery.
Robust construction: A rugged design made of high density components ensures longevity and an electrical short protection system that protects power-generating components from electrical shorts.