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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.

Implementation 

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 help@PetesGolfCarts.com 

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

Custom Golf Cart Seats Classic Graphite

If you have been looking for custom golf cart seats for your new toy. OH BOY!!!!! You have come to the right place. All new this year is Pete’s ready to ride custom golf cart seat sets. Available in basic color combinations to match your new golf cart or custom colors to create all sorts of themed cart designs for the sports fans out there. We have the seat for your Club Car DS and Precedent models, Ezgo TxT and Rxv models, Star Ev and Yamaha G29 (Drive) models.

Over 100 color combinations to choose from in two new styles. Made from 100% marine grade vinyl with UV protection in a large variety of unique textures and colors. Using high quality foam we create a unique molded cushion that looks great and will provide superior comfort and support for years to come. All of our customers that purchase one love them. Just see for yourself and checkout all of our product reviews from Happy Customers. Pete’s Custom Golf Cart Seats

 
Buying A Golf Cart Body Kit

Buying A Golf Cart Body Kit?

If you are in the market for buying a golf cart body kit Pete’s Golf Carts probably has just what you are looking for to give your cart a whole new look. As you probably know by now – There are all sorts of options and golf cart body kits on the market today. So what is what you say. Pete has been going the golf cart thing for sometime and he is no stranger to building something custom. Boats, Cars, Motorcycles and Trucks Pete has build a little of everything over the years. Though with a golf cart it is really very simple in concept and components yet nobody has got it right until now. All of the golf cart body kits on the market until now required a professional to do the install – and a professional paint and body guy to clean up the terrible body work found on some of these kits. Even Pete builds a few really cool carts from in house golf cart body kits they have designed. A ultra cool 1966 Shelby Cobra body and a even better seller is the C2 Corvette Golf Cart Body. But they cannot just be shipped through the mail common carrier to your door and installed on your golf cart in the garage in an afternoon. No Way! They require a coordinated effort from Pete’s team of professionals. But, the all new golf cart body kit by RChamp is something totally different. This new Cadillac like style golf cart body kit comes with everything Pete’s team needs to build a cool custom golf cart or you the do it yourselfer. RChamp Golf Cart Body Kit Blue Checkout this new body kit here. This All New Kit comes with Headlights and Taillights, Turn signals, Horn, Voltage reducer, Wiring harness, body panels and all the required fasteners to get the job done. Hands down Pete says this is the best darn golf cart body kit on the market right now. Not to mention the affordability for such a beautiful looking body style and complete DIY kit it is a slam dunk. Pete as we mentioned offers other golf cart kits but they need to be installed by his team in house and they are usually $3000 dollar and up builds with your cart. These RChamp body kits are cut and dried – Complete! You can build it at your house for a change. www.PetesGolfCarts.com is now stocking these just for that reason. Purchase one today and save on shipping. Pete is offering this kit for $1349.00 with Free Shipping for a limited time. So save a few hundred bucks while you can and put that towards a awesome new Tire and Wheel package to make your new Cadillac style body kit look absolutely awesome. This golf cart body really pops in the sun because the made from ABS plastic with the color of your choice molded into the plastic but added a little glitter to make it really sparkle. Plus being they add the color this way it makes for a beautiful scratch resistant finish. Follow me to order yours today and SAVE BIG!!!!
Petes Golf Cart Buying Guide

Petes Golf Cart Buying Guide 

If you are in the market for a new golf cart you should consider several factors. After you do your research and decide what kind of golf cart you want you should consider Petes Golf Carts as the one stop shop to get the cart you want at a fair price in a timely manner. You will want to make a short list of the things you would like to do with your new golf cart. Like going to the beach or going to the golf course? Hauling your tools or gear around or just want to haul people. Once this is determined then you can decide on a ton of after market accessories we offer to complement the build of your golf cart so it is fun yet functional for your needs. Pete’s golf cart buying guide was put together just for this reason. Go here to start the process of building the golf cart of your dreams.  Petes Golf Cart Buying Guide
PS – The majority of our customers buy their carts like this instead of one already put together with just basic colors and cheap cookie cutter basic accessories. This way the golf cart buyer or our customer can get it the way they want with colors and accessories that are usable and fun. Plus the peace of mind that comes with buying something that will have some type of warranty on the important systems that make your golf cart function properly. Like 12 month free replacement warranty on batteries. And a two year manufacturers warranty on battery chargers.
Petes Golf Cart Buying Guide
Other golf cart offers or so called deals…” Just don’t stack up.” You will be surprised to find what you get when you deal with Pete vs the competition.
Club Car Golf Cart For Sale 2007 Gas Model
On all of Pete’s custom builds they require a 50% deposit after the cart is described and itemized to create a cost basis and come up with a fixed agreed to selling/purchase price between the prospective buyer and Pete’s team of professionals. The other 50% is due on delivery.
You can feel free to contact us at 772-247-GOLF or me directly at 954-675-4068 should you have any further questions to schedule a build and estimate a tentative delivery date.
 

FAQ

FAQ – #1 – It sounds expensive to have Pete build our custom golf cart. How much do they cost? Answer – Not really! Pete’s team will build your custom golf cart usually for much less than you could on your own not includiung the labor and tools required to do it. The average price for a custom golf cart is $7500.00 for a late model project (2010 and up Club Car, Ezgo, or Yamaha models – Electric or Gas) Basic builds start at $4500.00 (usd) and go up from there. Continue reading here to see what is included in the basic custom cart build.  All golf carts can be paid for in advance or on delivery. Financing is available on the majority of our golf carts and custom builds. Custom built golf carts require a 50% deposit after cart is described and itemized to create a cost basis and come up with a fixed agreed to selling/purchase price. The other 50% is due on delivery. (Delivery is available locally, statewide, nationwide and worldwide – Free local delivery – all others subject to shipping fee. Statewide usually $150.00-200.00, nationally is usually $350-700.00 depending on your location.) The team at Pete’s Golf Carts builds quality carts using brand name golf carts as the foundation for every build. Global brands like Club Car, Ezgo, Tomberlin and Yamaha. FAQ – #2 – What are the best golf carts to buy? Answer – That is kind of a loaded question. In my humble opinion I would say the best golf cart you can buy for the money you invest. All the major brands like Club Car, Ezgo, Tomberlin and Yamaha have been manufacturing their golf carts for quite awhile and they also have thousands of hours of use and data to make them better every year. Each brand and model has similar features and different options that make them unique. Basic features and benefits of a golf cart go industry wide across all the brands. This is another reason why we created Pete’s Golf Cart Buying Guide. To inform the consumer and give the next golf cart owner the knowledge they need when deciding on their first golf cart or their next golf cart. FAQ – #3 – What kind of maintenance is involved in owning a golf cart. Answer – All late model golf carts that are relatively maintenance free compared to other recreational vehicles like a boat, car or truck. Of course the little maintenance that is required will depend on what type of propulsion system you choose. Gas or Electric? With electric models you will want to have a good quality golf cart battery charger that you plug into your house or garage after daily use to keep the batteries in your golf cart charged. If you choose the gas model you will need to change the oil on occasion with an annual tune up or put gas in it as needed. So it depends but again it goes back to what are your need you are looking to meet with your next golf cart. Are you in a little beach town with bars , restaurants and attractions you want to frequent or are you out on the range feeding live stock or hunting game.
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