Keeping your golf cart battery at full charge when not in use is an important part of overall maintenance.
Before you begin charging your golf cart battery, there are a few safety tips you should be aware of.
- Always charge your golf cart batteries in a well-ventilated area
- Never smoke while charging or performing any kind of maintenance on your golf cart batteries
- Don’t attempt to charge a battery that has loose or corroded terminals, or dry cells
- Make sure your golf cart battery charger is working properly
While it isn’t necessary to recharge your golf cart after every single use, it’s good to get into the habit. Recharging your golf cart battery after every use ensures that you will be able to use it with no hassle if something comes up and that it will be ready to go whenever you are. Out of a stock golf cart, you can expect to go 15-20 miles (depending on the terrain) on a full charge.
Over time your golf cart batteries can lose some of their charge. However, the charger that you have plugged in doesn’t have the ability to sense this loss of charge. By unplugging and re-plugging your charger, you will avoid any loss of charge. If you don’t use your golf cart every day and tend to leave it sitting in the garage or storage for a few weeks at a time, it’s a good idea to remind yourself to disconnect and reconnect the battery charger every few days.