BATTERIES : DO’S & DONT’S
Our battery should run for at least 500 cycles, unlike some of our competitors that only run in the region of 300 cycles. This will only apply if you follow the below recommendations:
Please ensure that the strap or protector bag is fitted correctly prior to lifting.
- The battery is supplied 80-90% charged, charge fully, jack up the wheels and run at half speed for half an hour (30 minutes), re-charge and repeat, then fully charge again. It will be then be ready to use. This is not applicable for Hillbilly trolleys as they cut off after a few minutes, so fully charge and use.
- Your battery will take approximately 9 rounds to run at its optimum performance.
- Use only chargers designed for golf trolley equipment, not car types as these will not charge to the required voltage level.
- Always keep your battery charged, do not fully discharge the battery as this may cause permanent damage.
- Try to use the battery regularly as storage/non-use will affect the battery life.
- Store at room temperature, not in extreme conditions, either hot or cold.
- Treat your battery with respect; do not short in any way.
- Ensure that your trolley is kept in good condition; any undue load on the battery reduces its life. (I.e. worn motor brushes and a build up of carbon deposits within the motor housing)
- Do not run the battery for more than the recommended number of holes.
- When using torberry connectors please ensure that the red from your trolley is connected to the red from the battery and the same for the black terminals. Connecting red to black will damage your trolley.
- Stagnant batteries do loose efficiency, we recommend that you discharge and re-charge (as per the running-in procedure) at least once a month.
VRLA batteries require a charging rate of 14.7 volts, reducing to 13.9 volts to complete its charge.
GEL type batteries require a charging rate of 13.9 volts throughout its charge.
Please ensure that your connect black to the negative (-) and the red to the positive (+).
We recommend charging when returning from the course. When fully charged disconnect the battery from the charger and top-up the charge before you are due to play again. Leaving a battery on charge all the time can cause damage if the charger develops a fault and keeps charging. Electric storms and power cuts can also affect the performance of the charger.