Lithium batteries have a long list of advantages over lead-acid batteries, but they come with a higher retail price when searching online for the best golf cart battery. But choosing the right lithium battery can be a difficult task. Even lithium batteries vary greatly, leaving you wondering, which is the best 48V golf cart battery to buy? Redway Power’s SLAR Series 48V lithium battery does not modify existing lithium battery technology to make it work best for golf carts, but rather was designed from the ground up to make it the best lithium battery available. Here are five reasons to switch to our SLAR SeriesTM lithium batteries for your golf cart.
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- In comparison to lead-acid batteries, lithium batteries are more efficient
- Battery is safe from overheating due to an updated heat sink
- Additional batteries allow you to go further with SLAR
- Installation is easy
- User-friendly technology and smart BMS
Lithium Batteries Are More Efficient Than Lead-Acid
Driving a golf cart has become easier with lithium batteries, which outperform lead-acid batteries in every way. Due to their lighter weight, they are easier to install and load on your cart, reducing wear and tear on fairways. There is no water or cleaning acid residue left behind by lithium golf cart batteries, and they always deliver high, sustained power, so they are never sluggish. It is hard for them to be damaged, unlike lead-acid batteries, which often fail prematurely as a result of improper charging. Lithium golf cart batteries last up to 10 times longer than lead-acid batteries, which means they don’t need to be replaced every couple of years like lead-acid batteries.
Safe from overheating
A heat sink is another unique feature of SLAR Series lithium golf cart batteries that is unlike any other on the market today. As an aluminum plate is set into the cover, it dissipates heat generated during operation, maximizing the life of internal components. Since a single SLAR battery can discharge 100 amps continuously, the heat sink is a critical design feature. If compared to lower grade lead-acid or lithium options, this high output translates into more “zip” in light electric vehicle applications and more torque in lifting applications. Almost all comparable lithium options only provide 50 amp continuous power or don’t mention one at all.
By placing the heat sink on top of the battery, all the electronic heat can be vented outside. In most cases, batteries have a heat sink built into them, which shuffles heat away from the electronics but still traps it, causing the internal temperature to increase during extended usage.
More Power to GO
A golf cart with lithium batteries feels lighter, faster, and smoother when driving. Golf carts are speed limited, but the higher voltage of a lithium battery provides more power, resulting in faster acceleration. In most golf carts, you can place 4 to 6 batteries. In order to get 48 volts from your entire battery bank, you must connect lead-acid and other lithium batteries in series. If you wish to customize the amount of battery capacity to meet your desired mileage range, you can connect additional SLAR 48V batteries in parallel.
Most golf cart owners will use 2-3 SLAR batteries in their golf carts to get the same range they used to get with lead-acid batteries. Two SLAR batteries will provide 60-amp hours and 24-34 miles per charge, three will provide 90 amp hours and 36-51 miles per charge, and four will go 48-70 miles per charge with 120 amp hours. Each SLAR 48V battery weighs about half as much as a lead-acid battery at 34 pounds. A combination of greater capacity and lighter weight will increase your range per charge. The six eight-volt batteries (48-volt system) can be replaced with two, three, or four 48V lithium batteries, depending on how you use your golf cart, and how hilly your golf course is. In other words, if you need more range, you can simply add one or two more lithium batteries to your system later if you find it necessary.
With the SLAR Series, Redway Power‘s lithium battery is just as smart as your smartphone thanks to its battery management system (BMS). These design features make it one of the most user-friendly batteries available. First, the SLAR battery features a sophisticated controller area network bus (CANbus) that provides real-time information about voltage, current, charge status, and health. By making Redway Power’s fuel gauge battery meter a plug-and-play accessory, CANbus makes SLAR batteries more user-friendly to end users alike. Plug in the Fuel Gauge to the first SLAR battery in the string and the Fuel Gauge shows the summed charge of all connected batteries without any shunts or programming.
Additionally, the SLAR line comes with sleep and pulse recovery modes to conserve power. For a period of more than a day or two, if your SLAR battery detects no charge or discharge current, it will go to sleep mode. To check for current, the battery will be turned on for one minute every 10 minutes during pulse recovery mode.
Contact our team for more information on how to make the switch to SLAR, as well as how to calculate your energy needs.
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12V 100Ah LiFePO4 Battery OEM• Cell Optionals: LiFePO4
• Cycle Life: 4,000 cycles (80%DOD @25°C)
• MOQ: 10
• Delivery: 20 Days
• OEM/ODM/Customizable: Yes
• Production/Port: Redway Battery, Guangdong China