Batteries: Do’s & Dont’s
By following our battery care guide can result in achieving at least 500 cycles, unlike some other brands that only run in the region of 300 cycles. We advise you to follow our guide to get the most out of your battery.
Battery Care: How to cycle your battery
The battery is supplied 80-90% charged. Initially, fully charge the battery, then jack up your trolley wheels and run the trolley at half speed for 30 minutes, re-charge and repeat, then fully charge again. It will be then be ready to use. This is not applicable for Hillbilly trolleys as they cut off after a few minutes, so fully charge and use.
Battery Care: Our Guide
- Your battery will take approximately 9 rounds to run at its optimum performance.
- Use only chargers designed for golf trolley equipment, not cars as these will not charge to the required voltage level.
- A charger over 5 years old and regularly used will not provide a consistent or adequate charge.
- Always keep your battery charged, do not fully discharge the battery as this may cause permanent damage.
- Try to use the battery regularly as storage/non-use will affect the battery life.
- Store at room temperature, not in extreme conditions, either hot, cold or wet/damp.
- Treat your battery with respect; do not short it in any way.
- Ensure that your trolley is kept in good condition; any undue load on the battery reduces its life. (I.e. worn motor brushes and a build-up of carbon deposits within the motor housing)
- Do not run the battery for more than the recommended number of holes.
- When using torberry connectors, please ensure that the red from your trolley is connected to the red from the battery and the same for the black terminals. Connecting red to black will damage your trolley.
- Unused batteries do loose efficiency, we recommend that you re-charge (as per the running-in procedure) at least once a month.
- The battery should be re-charged after every use, regardless of the number of holes played.
- Please ensure that the strap or protector bag is fitted correctly prior to lifting.
Battery Care: Charging
VRLA batteries require a charging rate of 14.7 volts, reducing to 13.9 volts to complete its charge.
GEL type batteries require a charging rate of 13.9 volts throughout its charge.
Please ensure that your connect black to the negative (-) and the red to the positive (+).
Do not leave a battery connected to a charger with the power switched off. The battery MUST be disconnected
from the charger or it will fully discharge the battery.
How to charge your battery when you’ve finished playing golf
We recommend charging when returning from the course. When fully charged disconnect the battery from the charger and top-up the charge before you are due to play again. Leaving a battery on charge all the time can cause damage if the charger develops a fault and keeps charging. Electric storms and power cuts can also affect the performance of the charger.
More questions about your battery and battery care? Check out our battery do’s and dont’s page here