Golf cart batteries don’t recharge as you drive the golf cart. A cart which sees ample of use would decrease the battery charge almost fully daily and want an almost complete charge every night. This continuous discharging and recharging is stressful on a lead acid battery and can cause reduced battery life. You can take steps to mend and revive your golf cart batteries when they display signs of aging.
Open the battery section. Since, golf cart batteries are usually beneath the front seat, this necessitates that the anterior seat be pulled out of the cart. Certain cart models have the anterior seat hinged and the front is lifted straight up.
Wipe the rust off the batteries and wear gloves, along with goggles for safety. Combine two tablespoons of baking soda into 1 quart of water. Mix well and with a paintbrush, apply the mixture onto areas of the battery which have corrosion, don’t forget the areas around the battery terminals. The mixture will bubble and fizz, when it will get touched with battery acid.
Once the rust has been cleaned, wipe the tops of the batteries with plain water with the help of a clean paintbrush.
Examine the batteries for fissures or other damages. Dislodge and swap any batteries that have cracked case or appear to be leaking.
Eradicate the plastic caps that shield the cells of the batteries. You might want to shove the edge of a slot screwdriver beneath the cell cap and take upward to eliminate the caps. Examine every battery cell and utilize a turkey baster to insert purified water to any cell in which the plates are bared to the air. Add sufficient water to screen all plates.
Charge the battery nightly with three-phase charger group to charge 6-volt batteries. With certain chargers you will want to physically place the charge amid 2.3 and 2.35 volts. Fix the positive wire (red) onto the positive (+) terminal of the battery and the negative wire (black) to the negative (-) terminal of the battery. Fix in and turn on the charger after it is attached to the battery.
Observe the charge in the morning. If the battery charger denotes that the battery has obtained a complete charge, examine the cells and insert more purified water to any cells in which the battery plates are bared to the air and then swap the cell caps. Though, if the charger doesn’t signal that the battery has consented to a complete charge, you must take additional measures (see Stage 8).
Tilt the battery on its end and let about partial battery acid to flow out of every cell and into a plastic container. Wipe the battery with your paintbrush dunked in a baking soda mixture as explained in Stage 2. Wash your battery with plain water; making definite water doesn’t get into any of the cells.
Combine 8 ounces of Epsom salts into 2 quarts of lukewarm purified water. Mix methodically. Utilize your turkey baster to stuff every battery cell with the Epsom salts mixture till the cells are totally filled.
Charge the battery nightly as explained in Stage 6. The Epsom salts must eliminate deposits on the battery plates that formerly stopped the battery from accepting a full charge. Examine the battery in the morning. If the battery won’t accept a full charge yet, it probably cannot be protected. If the battery has accepted a charge, swap the cell caps and utilize your cart typically. Place a trickle charger on the batteries each night to keep the batteries in great condition.
- Expend only purified water inside your battery.
- Never utilize tap water as the toxins in tap water would damage your battery.
- Do not get battery acid or the whitish or yellowish rust on the batteries or on your skin or clothing, as this acid can injure and abolish material in a very short time.
- At all times, put on gloves and eye protection when operating with lead acid batteries.