How To Test Golf Cart Batteries For Load With Troubleshooting For Problems. Wonder how to know if your deep cycle batteries are good before you replace them?
This video below will help you follow a step by step to testing your standard, flooded type deep cycle batteries. Note – Gel & AGM type batteries are sealed and can be tested with voltage and amps but the electrolyte is not designed to be accessible so never remove their caps.
Tools needed for the VACE formula:
A. Standard volt meter
B. EZ Red (preferred) Battery hydrometer – offered on Amazon
C. Battery Load Tester – also offered on Amazon
D. Safety glasses
Open Circuit Voltage OCV
2.1 Volts Per Cell (VPC) = 100% Charged
1.75 Volts Per Cell (VPC) = 0% Charged
Specific Gravity S.G.
1.265 or Greater = 100% Charged
1.225 – 1.230 = 75% Charged
1.185 – 1.190 = 50% Charged
1.140 – 1.175 = 25% Charged
1.125 or less = Discharged
Always use hydrometer at end of charge cycle to check % charged.
Please follow these precautions when working with golf cart batteries. Do not work with batteries while smoking. Keep sparks flames and other sources of ignition away from your golf car and it’s batteries. Lead acid golf cart batteries contain explosive gases that can easily ignite. Charge batteries in a well-ventilated space with a minimum of 5 air changes per hour. Please wear protective clothing rubber gloves and safety glasses. While working with boundaries battery acid can cause severe burns and contact with the skin, eyes, and clothing should be avoided. If you get battery acid on your skin or in your eyes wash or flush immediately with water and seek immediate medical attention.
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All tools needed to test the golf cart batteries listed in text above.