I havent put water in them for quite some time So you open up the battery compartment and remove the caps guarding the cells and low and. To be safe distilled water is your best bet and is a much smaller investment than a new battery.
Sit the unit several feet above the battery bank either on a shelf or the golf cart top.
How to add distilled water to a golf cart battery. If you are taking hydrometer readings of the electrolyte its best to take them after charging is complete. Remove the battery tops and use distilled water to raise the water levels in. Once watering is complete the inline flow indicator stops moving and the tank can be disconnected.
This helps in improving the performance of your battery as well as lengthening its life. When you add Epsom salt to distilled water and place the solution inside your battery you can treat the lead sulfate buildup on the lead plates. The metals will eventually build up in the battery cells and cause issues with the batteries ability to charge and discharge correctly causing premature failure and battery replacement.
The bottle at 15 bucks isnt going to break the bank. You push the spring loaded nozzle down in each cell and zip it puts just the right amount of water in the cell. Welcome to another installment of DIY Golf Cart frequently asked questions.
Replace the battery cell caps. Stir the mixture together with a spoon until the salt is dissolved. If the electrolyte levels in the cells are low plates are exposed fill each cell to just cover the plates.
Taking care of your batteries is a simple task. Adding water after charging prevents acid from spilling over. Fill all of the battery cells to the proper levels.
And distilled water is HIGHLY recommended. Remember that water will sit on top of the acid solution in your battery until it is mixed by the bubbling produced by charging. This is why we always recommend distilled water to be used in filling your golf cart batteries or any lead acid battery.
In this episode Barry briefly talks about electric golf cart battery maintenance. Mix 8 ounces of Epsom salt with 2 quarts of distilled water. Then use a battery charger to recharge the battery or.
2 We recommend service once or twice a year. It is magnesium sulfate a pure mineral. You come home from playing a round of golf and think just before you recharge the batteries Gosh Id better check the batteries.
This is how it happens. Rinse the battery thoroughly dry with a paper towel. Youll want to add water to 12 inch from the top of the battery.
Each cell in a lead-acid battery contains two lead plates submerged in sulfuric acid. Use only distilled water to fill the cells. 3 Always use distilled water so you dont add additional minerals into your battery.
Distilled water can be purchased at most grocery stores. The same principles apply to the one battery in a Gas golf car as far watering and cleaning. Watering your batteries improves the lifespan of your batteries and the performance of you golf cat.
It can provide many benefits which include battery reconditioning. Since gravity powers this option some left of drop is needed for the water to flow. You need to ensure the acid level in your battery is occasionally topped up as once the acid level falls below a certain level the cells go dead.
Fill the battery cells with the Epsom salt using your turkey baster. Fill the tank with distilled water. But adding water is where things can get screwed up.
However your car or golf cart batteries contain wet cells generally referred to as lead-acid batteries.