Battery operated golf buggies are economical, convenient, and of course, fun. However, that fun won’t last forever if the battery isn’t correctly maintained, with problems likely to occur. 80% of the lead acid batteries used in golf buggies fail due to sulphation, where lead sulphate crystals are formed that can potentially completely kill the battery.
During the summer months, golf buggies are used with greater frequency, potentially placing great strain on the battery – maximum range and life expectancy drops rapidly due to inadequate charging and care. The frustration of finding your buggy uncharged with a whole 18 holes ahead of you is something most golfers would like to not have to worry about – the game can be frustrating enough!!
The key to achieving optimum performance and long battery life for your golf buggy battery is achieving a 100% charge level each and every time you charge the battery. Unlike a car battery, that is charged whilst on the move by the alternator, the golf buggy battery is a deep cycle battery – it runs exclusively on battery power. Golfers should always recharge the battery immediately after use and make sure that it is charged to 100% capacity, as soon as the battery falls below 12.4V sulphation will start to occur. Also, by not fully charging the battery, it will be cycled more often than necessary which will increase stratification, drastically reducing capacity.
The CTEK MXS 5.0 smart charger maximises the performance of lead-acid batteries. By determining accurate readings from the battery, the MXS 5.0 will ensure that an appropriate charging and conditioning cycle is delivered to optimise and maintain the battery for use, thereby prolonging the life of the battery and most importantly protecting against battery failure half way around the course.
Golfers, although it cannot guarantee a reduction in your handicap, the CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger will sink your battery problems.