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Is a Golf Cart Battery Watering System Something You Really Need?

Did you just purchase a new electric golf cart? Do you know what is involved in taking care of your new toys power supply/battery bank? If not this series of articles will help you learn more about how to take care of them and make sure you can get maximum battery life and performance through proper maintenance and attention. You will also learn of several products to make this task easier and not so time consuming.

We are going to talk about watering your batteries herein and the benefits of a one point battery watering system.

Golf Cart Battery Watering Systems are a great time saver and make general maintenance on your electric golf cart a breeze. You can save alot of money by taking care of your golf cart batteries. With regular use lead acid batteries should be checked at least once a month for proper water (Electrolyte) levels. If you use your golf cart daily you should check even more frequently. ( Say Bi-Monthly) Proper water levels are required in all lead acid batteries to maintain proper optimal performance levels and cycle life expectancy. But everyone I know hates to take the hour or so to do the job. Plus it can be messy and aggravating depending on the golf cart brand and/or battery configuration. You could easily get battery acid everywhere eventually if you are adding too much. The effects of battery acid on the garage floor or the golf cart battery tray can be quite extensive and expensive to repair or replace.

Save Time and Money with a New Golf Cart Battery Watering System

The concept of a Battery Watering System has been around for quite some time. Since the invention and need to harness power in portable fashion there has always been a system to maintain proper performance. Over the years the systems and processes have only gotten better. As with all things as we move into the 21st century. The Battery Watering system is not limited to just golf carts either but any multiple battery bank that utilizes flooded type lead acid batteries. Which are commonly found in golf carts. More specifically Deep Cycle Lead Acid Batteries that are used in boats and RVs for house power supplies to run lights and accessories, Solar systems, electric floor sweepers and floor scrubbers and even pallet jacks. Battery watering systems are very specific to a battery brand or system based on operating voltages. So can get kinda technical but Pete has taken all the leg work out of it and created specific systems with all the required components to create one for your application that are compatible with most battery brands.  Battery brands like Crown, Deka, Duracell, PowerTron, Trojan, and US Battery to name a few of the popular ones…Pete has a wide selection of options that are specifically designed for use with golf carts.

The average person does not even know they need to check or fill there golf cart batteries with water until it is to late and they need to buy new batteries because they sat for a prolonged period of time discharged and or dry. Once lead within the battery has been introduced to the atmosphere after being saturated and energized with acid a different kind of chemical reaction takes place and creates a layer over the lead that does not allow the acid to interact with the lead properly there after.

Usually a new golf cart owner learns this the hard way after purchasing new batteries at a tune of 800 to 1800 bucks depending on battery brand and system voltage. Once you are aware of this you now need to know specifics. Like “How to do it?” or “How much water should be added?” and “When to do it?” You can learn more about proper battery maintenance for your golf cart within Pete’s Blog.

One of the biggest problems is overfilling a battery. This results in loss of acid or technically speaking changes the specific gravity of the electrolyte(acid) in the battery and once this occurs you can damage the battery plates when charging. Either way it equals loss of capacity and life expectancy.

With an on-board battery watering system it takes the guess work out of the job. Basically a battery watering system is created by replacing the battery’s existing vent caps with valves that are interconnected with tubing, allowing the user to fill all cells of the battery from a single remote location. Snap on/snap off water connections turn the often ignored task of watering batteries into a quick, simple task taking 5 minutes or less! Each valve independently shuts off water flow to the cell when the proper electrolyte level is reached, allowing the batteries to be filled perfectly every time without having to look at the batteries. Now all one needs to know is when to do so….

Specifically When Should You Check the Water Levels in Your Golf Cart Batteries?

The first answer would be frequently. Monthly on average, or bi-monthly for a cart used daily and weekly for a cart or Ev used commercially. Though specifically talking about the procedure, you should only check and fill your batteries after they have been fully charged. This will avoid electrolyte overflow. Because when a lead acid battery is charged up the plates become energized and positive electrons force out neutrons and electrolyte into the battery cells. Which in essence raises the water/electrolyte level within the battery. As a lead acid battery is discharged the lead plates absorb the electrolyte in the battery cells lowering the water level within the battery. The main reason we need to even check the water/electrolyte levels in our golf cart batteries is because the nature or chemistry of a lead acid battery. As a lead acid battery is charged or discharged off gassing occurs. Similar to say when you have water boiling on the stove for a cup of tea and some of the water will turn to steam and dissipate in the process.


After installing a golf cart battery watering system on your golf cart you will not only save time but help insure extended cycle life/ battery life and optimal performance. Being able to fill your batteries without removing the cell caps will allow you to avoid things like battery acid burns, ruined clothing, and breathing noxious fumes. Now you can relax and rest assured with properly watered batteries your battery bank will last longer and performs better.

So Pete says … Get a Golf Cart Battery Watering System and forget about all the wasted time and money… With a one point battery watering system you can fill in 5 minutes – Perfect every time! Now you can even keep tabs on individual cells and monitor electrolyte levels at a glance with the new BWT quick look indicators on each individual valve.

Pete has complete battery watering kits for all popular golf cart brands. ACG, Bad Boy Buggies, Club Car, Columbia-Par Car,  Cushman, Ezgo, Gem, Harley Davidson, Polaris, Stealth, Tomberlin, TY Tong, Yamaha and many more…. Custom kits are also available based on the specific battery bank configuration.  View popular kits here.


Additional Things to Know: Learn More About Your Golf Cart Batteries – Basic Knowledge


If you have any additional questions or concerns about a one point battery watering system for your Ev or golf cart just drop us a line at 

Pete team is here to help you! So feel free to give us a call today. (772) 247-GOLF 

DPI Accusense Golf Cart Battery Charger MODE Selection Chart BP

You will find below a quick How To Guide to find and correctly set the charge MODE for your new DPI (Diversified Power International) Gen IV Accusense golf cart battery charger. This Mode select feature allows for fine tuning charger with a specific charge algorithm for the battery or chemistry of batteries in your application. So I decided to put together a short How to article about setting the charge mode for your new DPI Gen IV Accusense Golf Cart Battery Charger. Looking for a new programmable smart charger for your golf cart ? Here is a complete section of the leading brands currently available. Continue Reading

This Blog article is for all those people out there that are just not happy with the overall performance of their golf cart and want to upgrade the electric motor. Or the complete system motor, controller, cables and contactors. So the first thing you will need to know is what year, make and model golf cart do you own. See our How to find out what year and model golf cart do I own article if you do not know or where to look to find out.

Next you will need to determine if your golf cart has a Series Motor or a Regen Motor. This is fairly straight forward. You will have several tell tail signs that will help you determine the type of electric golf cart motor and system that is in your golf cart.

How To Determine The Difference Between Series or Regen Electric Golf Cart Motors

Customers ask me all the time for a faster motor or want to make their golf cart faster. I ask what kind of cart do you have? What is the set up Series or Regen? Same answer – I Don’t Know??? How can I tell they ask, so here you go a few basic ways to find out quickly.

Regen Carts – “Golf Carts with regenerative braking systems.”

  1. If you have a Run / Tow or Run / Maint. switch under the seat it is a Regen motor. See Picture below…
  2. If your golf cart motor has wires coming out the end and has a speed sensor it is a Regen Motor.
  3. If your golf cart has a toggle switch for the Forward / Reverse Selector you have a regen cart
  4. Lastly if you are under the golf cart and you see two different size threaded anchor bolts 2x @1/4″-20 and 2x @5/16″-20 it is a regen motor.
Series Carts – ” Golf carts with series motors. “
  1. If you look under the seat and you Do NOT have a Run / Tow or Run / Maint. Switch it is a Series Motor System.
  2. If you do not have wires coming out the end of the motor or speed sensor you have plain motor or Series motor system.
  3. If your golf cart has a handle and throw lever for the Forward / Reverse Selector you have a Series Motor
  4. Lastly if you are under the golf cart and you see two different sets of threaded anchor bolts but all are the same size 5/16″-20 it is a series motor.
  Hopefully this is helpful for those out there looking to purchase a new high performance electric golf cart motor or motor/controller kit. We always say leave comments and questions concerning your golf carts motive power system here should you have any questions or still need assistance. It is also always best to just give us a call prior to making a purchase when wanting to upgrade these components on your golf cart. Pete’s Team is always here to help. 772-247-GOLF
What Year Is My Golf Cart

What Year is My Golf Cart?

If you are trying to determine what kind of golf cart you own and what is the model and year to order parts or accessories you will need to do a little searching. This tutorial will describe in detail how to find out What Year and Model of Golf Cart you own… This is very important when ordering parts and accessories online other wise you will most likely order the wrong parts and they will not fit your golf cart. Below you will find the manufacturers practices and location for placement of serial numbers on their respectful vehicles.

What Year Is My Club Car Golf Cart?

If you own a Club Car Golf Cart you can determine the year and model by finding the white bar coded sticker usually found above the pedal assembly below the steering column area. Example – This is what it will look like. If you own a Precedent Model Club Car Golf Cart they have this identification serial number sticker on the passenger side dash area support post. Example – This is what it will look like. Follow me to Learn more about your Club Car Golf Cart and the exact model you own.

What Year Is My Ezgo Golf Cart?

If you own an Ezgo Golf Cart you can determine the year and model by finding the serial number identification plate usually located in the passenger side glove box area on Ezgo golf carts 1994 and Up. Learn about the all specific Ezgo golf cart models from over the years. What do they look like and how can you determine one from another. Example – This is what it will look like. Follow me to learn more about your Ezgo Golf Cart and the exact model you own.

What Year Is My Yamaha Golf Cart?

If you own an Yamaha Golf Cart you can determine the year and model by finding the serial number identification plate usually located under the glove box area on the driver side. Also can be found under the seat towards the floor of the cart or on the golf cart chassis under the rear bumper. Example – This is what it will look like. Follow me to learn more about your Yamaha Golf Cart and how to cross reference my serial number to Learn what model and what year is your Yamaha golf cart.
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