How To Renew Golf Cart Battery
Golf cart owners can save money by knowing how renew a golf cart battery. The golf cart battery loses charge over the off-season. To help keep the battery from needing to be renewed, give it light charges during storage periods. When the battery is not given regular booster charges, the battery must be renewed.
- Epsom salts
- Distilled water
- Glass jar
- Battery charger
- Protective goggles
- Rubber gloves
Disconnect the power cables from the battery terminals and remove from golf cart.
- Wear protective gloves, a mask and goggles when handling the battery. Open the covers on the top of the battery terminal and begin draining the acid/water solution from the battery. Pour solution into a glass jar for later.
Make a new solution with water and Espom salts. Pour the new mixture into the battery with a funnel into the cover openings. Carefully shake the mixture in the battery and pour out. You must repeat this process several times until the water drains completely clear.
- Use a funnel to pour the acid and water solution from the glass jar back into the battery. Once the solution is back in the battery, replace the covers.
- Attach the golf cart battery to a charging station and charge. Be sure to charge at the recommended level, which normally falls between 2.3 and 2.4 volts for each battery cell.
The battery needs to rest for a day or two before you attempt to test it out. If the charger station shows that the battery has not been renewed, repeat step five.
- Once renewed, give the golf cart battery an equalization charge by charging it at a higher voltage for only an hour. Turn the charger off if the battery begins to get hot or swelling occurs.