Ambition 72v LIFEPO4 Batteries

48v200 club car prec, 72v150ah prec, 72v200ah prec

No Maintenance!

That means no watering, no acid and no corrosion. Also there is no need for rubber gloves and safety glasses when handling our batteries.

Great for long term storage

For vehicles left in storage either for long winters or snow birds leaving their car for months, lithium batteries only lose 3-5% of charge per month. Lead-Acid batteries will lose up to 33% of charge per month when not on the charger.

Understanding what LiFePO4 golf cart batteries are
LiFePO4 batteries are also known as lithium iron phosphate batteries. They function in the same way as lithium ion. However, the major difference is that they make use of a graphitic carbon electrode and cathode material. Their anode is characterized by a metallic backing. There is something most people do not understand about these batteries. This is the fact that they have been designed or built to act as an upgrade of the original lithium ion batteries. It simply means that whatever li-ion batteries can offer your golf cart, LiFePO4 batteries can offer more.

Are you wondering what makes these batteries very reliable than their counterparts? Of course, it is only a matter of time before other golf cart owners will be considering the possibility of using these batteries. For instance, they tend to have a much better and compact design than lead-acid and li-ion batteries used in golf carts. This makes them very easy to use.

Key points to note about LiFePO4 batteries
• They are more compact as compare to most batteries available in the market
• They can be put to other uses due to their high level of flexibility
• They are economical in the long term

What actually makes these batteries to be very reliable?
In case you happen to be one of the people asking why LiFePO4 batteries used in golf carts are very reliable, below are some of the reasons.

Low maintenance required. Have you ever used any of those batteries in the past where regular watering exercise is required to keep them running? Of course, this must be done since it is the only way to keep them in good condition to deliver optimum performance. This is one of the major problems that people used to battle with in their golf carts. They needed to ensure that these batteries are watered on regular basis. Failure to do this could mean spending more in the long run.

However, LiFePO4 batteries are quite different in this aspect. They are very straightforward to make use of since there is zero maintenance required to keep them in the perfect shape. The only thing to ensure is that they need to be stored in places with perfect temperature. Its ageing process can be slowed down to a great extent when stored in cool places.

Key points to always remember
• Store in places with temperature of 15°C (59°F)
• Ensure the battery is charged partially while being stored
• Ensuring 40% charge is perfect is recommended when you are not using such battery
• Avoid a situation of 100% charge

Low discharge rate. There is something about lithium batteries that most people do not understand much. This is the problem of self-discharge. In other words, it is a situation whereby batteries discharge on their own. Lithium ion and LiFePO4 batteries are similar in this regards. That is to say, they are known for self-discharge. With this process, you do not need to necessarily use them before their powers will be draining gradually.

It is only a question of which one of them discharges the most when not being used. Of course, LiFePO4 batteries used in golf carts discharge very slow. As a matter of fact, you will almost not notice whether they are discharging.

Key points to note
• It should not discharge below 3.0v before being charged again
• Store in a cool place to avoid fast discharge

They are very durable. This is another aspect that LiFePO4 batteries for golf carts are proven to be very popular at the moment. The materials used in their construction are of high quality. This is solely responsible for such batteries lasting up to 7 years without getting damaged. The best part is that this technology is constantly worked on by companies. This means it will even get better with the passage of time.

Their rugged nature makes them perfect for any kind of scenario. All you have to do is ensure that manufacturer instructions have been followed. Also, charge as stated above to keep it in a perfect condition.

They are safe. This is perhaps another reason why LiFePO4 batteries are considered to be very safe. For instance, they do not experience overheating due to how their construction. Unlike most batteries you will find in the market, there is no danger of fire outbreak even when these batteries are punctured.

Key points to note
• They have been tightly sealed
• They do not contain hazardous cathode materials

WHAT IS LIFEPO4 BATTERY?

The lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, also called LFP battery (with “LFP” standing for “lithium Ferro phosphate”), is a type of rechargeable battery, specifically a lithium-ion battery, which uses LiFePO4 as a cathode material, and a graphitic carbon electrode with a metallic current collector grid as the anode.

The specific capacity of LiFePO4 is higher than that of the related lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) chemistry, but its energy density is slightly lower due to its low operating voltage. The main problem of LiFePO4 is its low electrical conductivity. Therefore, all the LiFePO4 cathodes under consideration are actually LiFePO4/C. Because of low cost, low toxicity, well-defined performance, long-term stability, etc.

LIFEPO4 BATTERY APPLICATIONS

LiFePO4 is finding a number of roles in vehicle use, utility scale stationary applications, and backup power.

LiFePO4 batteries can be used both in devices that need recharging, such as EV (electric vehicles), E-bike, Garden lights, electric cars, electric motorcycle, electric skateboards, golf vehicle, backup power, etc.

Tested and Safe, LifePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) is one of the safest battery chemistries available.

No Maintenance!

That means no watering, no acid and no corrosion. Also there is no need for rubber gloves and safety glasses when handling our batteries.

Great for long term storage

For vehicles left in storage either for long winters or snow birds leaving their car for months, lithium batteries only lose 3-5% of charge per month. Lead-Acid batteries will lose up to 33% of charge per month when not on the charger.

Our BMS (battery management system) in each battery will detect any problems with the performance of the battery and shut down any cells not functioning properly. The BMS will also protect the batteries from over-charging or undercharging of the batteries.

Which Battery Pack is Right for Me?

When deciding which battery pack will best fit my needs & desires, it is good to understand what each battery pack provides and the differences in voltage and amp hours.

From a technical standpoint, voltage is the potential difference in charge between two points in an electrical field. The greater the voltage, the greater the current—this means the higher the voltage of the battery, the longer the run time.

WHAT VOLTAGE IS MY (Lead Acid) GOLF CAR?

It’s important to know what voltage your golf car is in order to understand its potential, performance, and power. 

Here’s how to determine the voltage of your golf car:

  1. Lift up your golf car seat and locate the battery compartment.
  2. Count the number of holes on the battery.
  3. Multiply the number of holes by two to determine the golf car battery voltage. Each hole is equal to two volts.
  4. Multiply the golf car battery voltage by the number of golf cart batteries.

A 48-volt golf car, for example, will have 4 holes x 2 volts = 8-volt battery

8-volt battery x 6 total batteries = 48-volt system

A 72-volt golf car, on the other hand, may have 6 holes x 12 volts = 72-volts.

Although both a 48-volt and 72-volt golf car make great hunting vehicles and offer an elevated experience on the golf course, one is superior to the other. Here, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of both vehicles.

PROS OF A 48-VOLT GOLF CAR

  • Easily converts into a hunting vehicle or off-road buggy.
  • Replacement batteries cost less compared to a 72-volt cart.
  • Has higher resale value than a 36-volt golf car.

CONS OF A 48-VOLT GOLF CAR

  • Less run time (range) than a 72-volt golf car.

PROS OF A 72-VOLT GOLF CAR

  • Recharge fast with a high-capacity 1200w charger.
  • Regenerative braking allows for a longer drive with the family.
  • Much longer run time than a 48-volt system.
  • More torque with power and efficiency.

CONS OF A 72-VOLT GOLF CAR

  • Replacement batteries are more expensive.

While 72-volt golf cars boast unmatched power, range, and efficiency, the price tag is higher. If you’re looking for a ride that has enough power but is less expensive, the 48-volt may be all that you need. 

If you’re okay with investing in your next golf car, however, the 72-volt just might be your next ride.

Whatever option you decide, Extreme Team Carts is here to help you make your next decision. Contact us today!