Golf carts are very popular in the state of Georgia. The city of Augusta hosts the Masters Tournament for golf every year, and the state is known for its world-famous golf courses. With Georgia’s nice year-round weather and mild winters, it’s no wonder that golf is a popular sport throughout the state.
Not only that but many rural and suburban cities have turned to golf carts as a mode of transportation. Peachtree City recently earned the nickname “golf cart capital of the world,” overtaking Sun City, AZ. Towns like this one are creating secondary road systems to support golf carts and these smaller motorized vehicles. In Peachtree City, there’s a large young adult commuter culture.
With so many golf carts, it’s not surprising that lithium batteries are also on the rise. Lithium batteries have many advantages over lead-acid, and more and more golf cart owners are realizing those benefits and making the switch.
Figuring out which batteries to buy can be overwhelming. Who should you trust to supply you with the best lithium batteries for golf carts in Georgia?
Patriot Power Source Lithium Golf Cart Batteries
Patriot Power Source offers lithium batteries that are designed and engineered in the United States. These batteries feature the latest cutting-edge LiFePO4 technology. We strive to provide customers with the most advanced battery technology for their golf carts. Let’s take a look at why these batteries should be your top choice.
Georgia is full of shops and mechanics that are happy to help you convert your golf cart to lithium batteries. However, why deal with the hassle of taking it in and paying someone to do the job for you? Patriot Power Source’s batteries are easy to install yourself and come drop-in ready for 36V and 48V carts.
Our batteries are engineered to run a series wiring setup, just like a standard cart. They come with a complete conversion kit that includes a wiring kit, LiFePO4 charger, battery meter, and three to four 12V batteries, depending on the voltage of your cart.
You’ll also get a guide that’ll walk you through the conversion process. This guide includes detailed instructions and pictures, but if you have any issues, you can give us a call, and we’ll walk you through it.
The lithium batteries you’ll get from Patriot Power Source are significantly lighter than lead-acid batteries. They’ll reduce the weight of your cart by 300-400 pounds - the equivalent of two grown men! This weight reduction provides multiple benefits for your cart.
Whether you’re driving around a golf course or taking your cart to the grocery store, your cart will be able to travel 4-5 mph faster. You’ll also experience improved maneuverability, making it easier to navigate through traffic or around sand traps.
You’ll also be able to fill your cart with groceries or equipment without worrying about approaching the golf cart’s weight capacity.
Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries offer constant power. Unlike lead-acid batteries, our batteries will operate at full capacity, whether they’re charged 100% or 1%. You also won’t experience a drop in power traversing hills or rugged terrain. It’ll run the same as if you were on a smooth, flat surface.
With relatively mild winters, Georgia residents may have a shorter off-season, but most golf carts do sit unused for a month or two at a time. With lead-acid batteries, you’d lose 33% of your battery for every month left sitting.
On the other hand, Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries will only lose 2-3% of their charge per month. With these batteries, you won’t have to worry about returning to a dead battery or having to charge your cart before you take it out again. Your battery will still have the majority of its charge left.
Even though Georgia’s weather is pretty lovely year-round, there are times when it can get extremely hot or cold. Fortunately, Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries can be used at any temperature, from 14°F to 140°F.
Unlike many batteries, Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries don’t experience much loss of capacity in colder temperatures. 95-98% of the battery’s capacity can still be used, even at temperatures below 32°F, which is freezing. You’ll lose a little more as the temperature drops, but you’ll still get 80% of the rated capacity at 14°F. This is partly because lithium batteries warm when used, which helps to increase the voltage and lower the resistance.
However, keep in mind that you’ll charge your batteries differently in these extreme temperatures. You can only charge them in temperatures between 32°F and 113°F.
Battery Capacity and Lifespan
Patriot Power Source’s lithium batteries will give you more than enough range to play 18 holes or run your errands around town. They have 100Ah, which provides about 50-60 miles of driving before you’ll have to recharge.
They also have 7,000-7,500 cycles, which is one of the most extended battery lifespans on the market. This means you’ll be powering your golf cart at least twice as long as you would if you used lead-acid batteries.
The LiFePO4 technology used in our lithium batteries is inherently safe. On top of that, Patriot Power Source batteries include a built-in BMS or Battery Management System. This system monitors the battery to make sure that it’s running optimally. It also prevents the battery from overcharging, over-discharging, or overheating, providing added safety.
Patriot Power Source’s lithium golf cart batteries don’t require any type of maintenance. That means you’ll no longer have to worry about cleaning off corrosion, checking acid levels, or adding water to your batteries.
Our batteries also come with an eight-year warranty. The full terms are on our website, but give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. We’re more than happy to help and want to resolve any issues. Whether it’s a repair or replacement, you can ship the battery back to us and we’ll get you squared away.
Patriot Power Source is a family-owned and operated company here in the United States. Our goal is to provide customers with the most advanced lithium batteries on the market. If you’re ready to make the switch or have any questions, give us a call.