Golf & Mobility Battery Guidance

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Golf & Mobility Battery Guidance

4 Apr 2020

Golf & Mobility Battery Guidance

DO:

• Follow the battery fitting instruction supplied by your equipment supplier.
• Charge your new battery for 12 hours before use, a battery can require up to 6 cycles of charge/discharge before it reaches its optimum performance. Always re-charge for a minimum of 12 hours after use.
• Ensure that your charger switches from bulk (usually indicated by a red or blue LED) to float charge (usually indicated by a Green LED) within 12 hours on charge. If this does not occur within 12 hours then disconnect battery from charge, use and then recharge.
• Store your battery in a fully charged state.
• Charge your battery as and when possible, regardless of state of charge.
• Do maintain your golf trolley or mobility device, follow lubrication advice and your device regular checked for correct running. All running gear should be free of grass, mud and other debris. Any extra resistance will exert extra load on the battery and will reduce run time.

DO NOT:

• Fully or partially discharge the battery and leave in a discharged state. This will cause internal damage to the battery and result in reduced life.
• Exceed the operational loading weight set by the product manufacture.
• Store the battery for long periods above an ambient temperature of 20 degrees centigrade.
• Drop or bump the battery – you will damage it.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:

• A battery is deemed to have reached end of life when it reaches 60% of original capacity
• The life of the battery will depend on the depth of discharge and number of cycles performed.
• 1 cycle = 1 x discharge + 1 x charge.

Factors which can also affect life and run time are:

• Weight of the load carried
• Number of times used per week (number of cycles)
• Length of time used per occasion (depth of discharge)
• Charging regime
• Age and condition of your equipment, wheel bearing wear and motor condition can put extra load on the battery and reduce any autonomy time. New batteries fitted to new equipment will last longer than new batteries fitted to older equipment.
• Ambient temperature over 20°C.