Arizona is home to many beautiful golf courses but also to many retirement communities, so it’s no wonder that golf cart ownership is high in the state. In fact, 50-60% of golf cart owners in the state aren’t even golfers. Sun City used to be considered the golf cart capital of the world, although it recently lost that title to Peachtree City, GA. Retirees in cities in Arizona love using a more fuel-efficient vehicle to get around town, and they’re much easier to use for a quick trip to the grocery store or taking the grandkids to the community pool. With such a high rate of golf carts on the streets, the state recently passed a law to allow them to hug the side of the road in age-restricted communities. This lets cart drivers move out of the way of regular traffic, making it easier for other vehicles to go around. Golf carts have become a way of life in these cities, and this new law recognizes that. If you’re a golf cart owner, you may have heard about lithium golf cart batteries. These batteries have many advantages over lead-acid, especially in the Arizona heat. But who should you trust to supply you with these batteries so you can make the switch?
Patriot Power Source Lithium Golf Cart Batteries
Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries feature the latest cutting-edge LiFePO4 technology. Our goal is to provide customers with the most advanced technology available for their golf carts. Our batteries are designed and engineered in the United States, and we take pride in our country and our products. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons our batteries are the best choice.
Our batteries are drop-in ready for 36V and 48V golf carts. This will save you time and money since you won’t have to find and pay a shop to do the conversion for you. They’re easy to install and are engineered to run a series wiring setup, just like a standard cart. Lithium batteries are also lighter, so you shouldn’t have any problem lifting them into place. Our batteries also come with a conversion kit that includes everything you’ll need. You’ll get three to four 12V batteries, depending on your cart, a wiring kit, a LiFePO4 charger, and a battery meter. This kit includes a detailed instruction manual with diagrams that’ll guide you through the installation process. We’re happy to walk you through it, so you can give us a call if you have any issues.
As mentioned, Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries weigh a fraction of lead-acid batteries. Your golf cart will be about 300-400 pounds lighter! That’s the equivalent of two grown men, which means you’ll be able to carry more without exceeding the weight capacity. Whether you’re piling in the grandkids or stocking up on groceries, your golf cart won’t have any problems carrying the load. This weight reduction also gives you increased maneuverability, allowing you to navigate through traffic or hug the side of the road when necessary. It’ll also increase your speed by 4-5 mph, which will help you keep up with traffic in your neighborhood or areas where the speed limit is low.
If you own a golf cart with lead-acid batteries, you’ve experienced a drop in power when you’re going uphill, or your battery charge is getting low. This will not be the case with Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries. Our batteries offer constant power and will operate at full capacity no matter the terrain or whether the battery is charged 100% or 1%.
Arizona is the opposite of most states in that the weather is lovely in the winter, and the summer is so hot that it becomes the off-season for golf and other outdoor activities. This state also sees a lot of snowbirds that only reside there for a few months during the winters, when their other home is too cold. That means that golf carts are left sitting for months at a time while their owner is away. If this sounds like you, then you know that your lead-acid batteries would likely leave your cart dead by the time you returned. They lose 33% of their charge every month. If you have Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries, you could leave your golf cart for an entire year and still come back to 75% battery. They only lose 2-3% of their charge per month.
While Arizona never gets too cold, the summers can experience extreme heat. In fact, Phoenix broke multiple heat records in 2020, including 145 days of temperatures over 100°! While nobody wants to be out in that kind of heat, you can still rely on your golf cart to take you wherever you need to go because Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries can be used in temperatures up to 140°F. Our batteries also work in colder climates and can run down to 14°F, not that you’ll have to worry about it getting that cold in Arizona. Still, it’s nice to know that these batteries will be able to use 95-98% of their capacity in freezing temperatures down to 32°F.
Battery Capacity and Lifespan
All Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries have 100Ah, giving you 50-60 miles of range before they need to be recharged. This is more than enough to get you around town or through 18 holes of golf. With this much range, you likely won’t even need to charge your cart after every use or even every day. These batteries have a 7,000-7,500 cycle life, which means they’ll last twice as long as lead-acid batteries. This is one of the most extended lifespans for golf cart batteries on the market.
Patriot Power Source uses LiFePO4 technology in their lithium batteries, which is inherently safe. On top of that, our batteries have a built-in Battery Management System or BMS. This system monitors the battery. It includes safety features that prevent the battery from overheating, overcharging, or over-discharging. It also makes sure the battery is performing optimally.
Maintenance like adding water to your batteries, checking acid levels, and cleaning corrosion is a thing of the past. Patriot Power Source’s lithium golf cart batteries don’t require any of this. All you have to do for these batteries is charge them.