Lead acid golf cart batteries come in all shapes and sizes. Yet despite the variety of designs, the aforementioned energy capsule model always seems to require some type of maintenance. To add insult to injury, all the extra care devoted to the upkeep of a traditional LSV battery can be somewhat in vain.
To elaborate, even if a lead acid energy capsule is perfectly maintained the unit is unlikely to last longer than five years. Taking this into consideration, golf cart owners have started seeking novel ways to eliminate golf cart battery maintenance altogether.
One of the most promising solutions discovered as-of-date is to replace a cumbersome lead acid battery with a drop-in lithium-ion energy capsule. Find out more below.
Roypow Golf Cart Battery
Over the last twenty years, Roypow has developed novel lithium-ion energy systems that are specifically designed to replace lead acid batteries in powersports machines. Thanks to these efforts, Roypow was able to create a drop-in lithium-ion battery for golf carts.
Dubbed the LiFePO4, this novel energy unit can be installed into EZ Gos, Club Cars, and almost any other low speed vehicle. Here is how it works.
Once a lead acid golf car battery is removed, the Roypow lithium-ion unit can be “dropped into” the same position. This is achieved via adjustable brackets that adorn the energy capsule. From there, the lithium-ion golf cart battery can be hooked up to the LSV system via unique terminals.
As a result, the LiFePO4 makes it possible for golf cart fans to effectively eliminate golf cart battery maintenance, and enjoy the following performance stats along the way.
- Recharges in 2.5 hours
- Lasts roughly 10 years or about 3,500 recharge cycles
- Comes with a 5 year warranty
- Top tier model can cover about 50 miles per charge
Needless to say, compared to traditional lead acid golf cart batteries, the LiFePO4 is a solid investment. However, the traits listed above only scratch the surface of the perks offered by the novel golf cart battery.
- Easy to install
- Flexible when it comes to golf cart rack mounting requirements
- Built-in indicator lights inform golf car owners if the unit has gone bad thus eliminating the need for unit testing
- Comes with proactive safety valves that reduce the odds of an explosion or other related accidents from occurring
- Self discharge when not in use is, at max, 3%
Clearly, between the perks listed above and the elimination of golf cart battery maintenance the Roypow golf cart energy unit is worth looking into.
That said, there are a few noteworthy downsides golf car fans need to be aware of. For example, the most powerful lithium-ion unit offered by Roypow is rather expensive, and made of steel. Although the heavy metal is used for safety related reasons, the material increases the weight of the unit to almost 100 lbs. Be sure to take this into consideration prior to purchase.
Bintelli Powersports, located in Charleston, South Carolina is your one stop shop for golf carts, LSVs, motorcycles, atvs, dirt bikes, scooters, mopeds, go karts, and more. Nationwide shipping and financing is available! Give them a call at (843) 405-8366 or visit them online!