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Golf cart batteries? #7913988 07/26/20 08:38 PM
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Got a 36 volt cart batteries were dry when we checked it this weekend any shot we can get some electrolyte or whatever that crud is and fill them back up and they charge?

Has anyone replaced them with sealed cell batteries like AGM? I’m not as flush as skinner I don’t want to spring for lithium ion lol.

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Re: Golf cart batteries? [Re: redchevy] #7914035 07/26/20 09:34 PM
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I still haven't pulled the trigger LOL, that's big $$. I would just fill them with demineralized water & try & charge them. They will either hold a charge or they won't, depending on the level of corrosion damage.

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Ok thanks will give that a go. No corrosion so maybe they have a chance of charging back up.


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Re: Golf cart batteries? [Re: redchevy] #7914074 07/26/20 10:01 PM
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Corrosion on the cells, I should have said. If they look good you should be good to go.

I reallly want to pull the trigger on these lithium batteries and get my cart going again, but it's just not the right time to do it. I've got a stack of Rigid LED lights and a big power train upgrade sitting here that I bought before the Rona & layoff, going to get all of that installed/switches in/wired up etc and then it will just sit here until I can afford the batteries. It's gonna look like a spaceship at night when I'm done with it. Have two primary drive lights, one red creep light, forward/port/starboard light bars (6"), 2 little cargo lights, a dome light, tailgate feeder switch, and 2 auxiliary switches. All lights switched separately for taking the kids rabbit hunting. grin

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I need to give ours a going over rack on back needs some welding.... precious’s owner had one too many trips down the beach with no bath! It’s just something mainly for the kids to ride around on though would like to get a set of lights on it and a road feeder though.


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Re: Golf cart batteries? [Re: redchevy] #7914102 07/26/20 10:19 PM
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Re: Golf cart batteries? [Re: redchevy] #7914142 07/26/20 10:50 PM
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Old biker trick...

Dump the remaining acid through a rag into a plastic bucket, one battery at a time. Fill cells with distilled water and dump it out on the ground. Repeat twice. Pour filtered acid back into battery cells and top off with distilled water. It might take a charge now.

If batteries are truly dry, they may be cracked. But rinsing and refilling with acid might work if they’re not cracked. What you want to do is rinse them out good to remove the flakes of lead that stack up and short out cells.

You can buy battery acid at auto parts store.


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Re: Golf cart batteries? [Re: redchevy] #7914426 07/27/20 02:39 AM
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You can buy an upper level tending charger that will send the batteries thru a desulfation cycle prior to charging, then it will tend them afterwards. It will only work if it senses more than two volts in each. If not, you’ll have to get somewhat of a charge on them before the tender will take over which you can do with a regular charger. Happened to me with an old discharged battery a couple of weeks ago. It took 6 days for the battery to spring to life.

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https://no.co/genm2
I’m running two batteries, one of them was not happy. But, it’s right for the fight now.

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Here's another good charger. I kept my two AGM travel trailer batteries on this for three years straight when we were in Germany, and they were two years old then. These Lifeline AGMs are now six years old and still running like new. HTH and good luck.

https://www.batteryminders.com/batt...2-4-8-amp-charger-maintainer-desulfator/

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I dont think we have an issue with the charger, the batteries were not new and regretably i never checked the water in them. Probably partially wrote them off from the go as they were several years old and it was used.

If i replace with AGM's i will probably have to get a different charger.


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Spend the money on the Trojans. They are far better than the rest.

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Spend the money on the Trojans. They are far better than the rest.



That's what she said, but they still bust.

You think you've got battery problems, wait until THAT happens.

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