Golf Car Batteries For Sale near Tucson, Catalina & Green Valley, AZ
Golf Cars of Arizona used its buying power and negotiated an exclusive deal with Interstate Batteries! We feel they are the best batteries in the industry offering our customers unbeatable performance and durability. The GC-2 line has the longest drive time between charges in the industry. You’ll spend more time using your golf car and less time having it plugged into a charger since the GC-2 line also charges faster.
We off the best deal around on batteries. We pick up your golf car, install the batteries, do a 10 point inspection, and return the car to you all usually on the same day. We offer 12 months on 6 and 8-volt batteries and 12 months on 12-volt if you pick up your batteries from us. If we install the batteries for you (with the purchase of batteries from us) we will warranty them for ONE YEAR on 6 and 8-volt models from the purchase date as long as they are properly maintained. So why go anywhere else give us a call today and get the best deal around!!!
Terms To Know
Inactivity can be extremely harmful to all lead-acid batteries. If seasonal use is anticipated, we recommend the following:
- Charge the battery completely before storing and before the first usage after storage.
- Remove all electrical connections from the battery, including series/parallel connectors before storage.
- Store the battery in as cool a place as passable. However, do not store in a location which could fall below 32’F (0′ C). Batteries will discharge when stored; the lower the temperature, the lower the self-discharge.
- When not in use, recharge at least every two months.
A 75-Amp rate is the amount of time (in minutes) it takes a battery to go from fully charged to (5.25V – 6V, 10.5V – 12V) 1.75 volts per cell using a constant 75.Amp discharge at 80’F(26.7’C).
A 20-hour rate is the total amount of Ampere-hours a fully charged battery can provide in a 20-hour period, reaching a discharge level of 1.75 volts per cell at 80′ (26.7 C). Divide the Ah range by 20 (hrs.) to determine the discharge current rate.
A 6-hour rate is the total amount of Ampere-hours a fully charged battery can provide in a 6-hour period, reaching a discharge level of 1.75 volts per cell at 8O’ F (26.7′ C). Divide the Ah rating by 6 (hrs.) to determine the discharge current rate.
Convert 20-HR To 6-HR Capacity
To convert a 20-hour rate to a 6-hour rate, multiply 20-hour Ampere hour capacity by 0.84. Divide the result by 6 hours to determine the approximate discharge current rate.
Reserve capacity is the time (in minutes) it takes for a fully charged battery to reach 1.75 volts per cell using a constant 25 Amp discharge at 80′ F (26.7′ C).
Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)
Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) is a rating usually applied to starting, lighting, ignition (SLI) batteries. It is the highest discharge Amps that can be sustained by a fully charged battery for 30 seconds without dropping the voltage below 1.2 volts per cell at 0′ F (-17.8’C).
The term “deep cycle” refers, in general, to a battery that has the capability of deeply discharging hundreds of times. Deep-cycle batteries are either liquid electrolyte or sealed lead-acid. How do they differ from other batteries? An automotive starting battery is manufactured specifically to provide a quick burst of energy thousands of times in ds lifetime while only being able to deeply discharge less than 50 cycles during its life.
What Is a Cycle?
Types of Cycles
There are three primary types of battery discharge cycles: shallow, moderate and deep. These terms help us understand the type of cycling batteries experience. Let’s take a look at all three types. Shallow cycles occur when only a small percentage of the total battery capacity is discharged. Moderate or deep cycles are discharged by a higher percentage of the battery’s total capacity (see Figure 2).
After Purchasing a Beep-cycle Battery
- New batteries should be given a full charge before use.
- New deep-cycle batteries need to be cycled several times before reaching full capacity (50-125 cycles, depending on type). Capacity will be limited during this period.
- For best battery life, batteries should not be discharged below 80% of their rated capacity. Proper battery sizing will help avoid excessive discharge.
Routine Maintenance Tips
- Battery cables should be intact, and the connectors kept tight at all times. Always use insulated tools to avoid shorting battery terminals. Regular inspection is recommended.
- Vent caps should be correctly installed and tightened during operation and battery charging.
- Batteries should be kept clean and free of dirt and corrosion at all times.
- Water used to replenish batteries should be distilled or treated, not to exceed 200 TDS. (total dissolved solids parts per million). Particular care should be taken to avoid metallic contamination (iron).
Deep-cycle Charging Tips
- Battery chargers should be matched to fully charge batteries in an 8-hour period. Defective and mismatched chargers will damage batteries or severely reduce their performance.
- Avoid charging at temperatures above 120ºF (49’C) or ambient, whichever is higher.
- If needed. batteries should always be watered after charging until plates are exposed before charging. If exposed, plates should be covered by approximately 1/2′ of electrolyte.
- Check acid level after charge. The acid level should be kept 1/8 below the bottom of the fill well in the cell cover.
- As batteries age, the maintenance requirements change. This means longer charging time and/or higher finish rate (Higher amperage at the end of the charge). Usually, older batteries need to be watered more often and the capacity decreases.
- Lead-acid batteries should be brought up to full charge at the earliest opportunity. Avoid continuously operating batteries in a partially charged condition. This will shorten battery life and reduce capacity.
- Deep-cycle batteries may need to be equalized periodically Equalizing is an extended, low-current and high-voltage charge performed after the normal charge cycle. This extra charge helps keep all cells in balance.
- In situations where multiple batteries are connected in series, parallel or series/parallel, replacement batteries should be of the same size, age and usage level as the companion batteries.
- Extreme temperatures can substantially affect battery performance and charging. Cold reduces battery capacity and retards charging. Heat increases water usage and can result in overcharging. Very high temperature and overcharging can cause “thermal run-away” which may lead to an explosion or fire. If extreme temperatures are an unavoidable part of the application, consult a battery/ charger specialist about ways to deal with the situation.