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Blockbuster Golf Cars, Inc.
1870 N.W. 54 Ave, Margate, Florida 33063
Ph: 954-977-4131  Email: sales@blockbustergolfcars.com Web Site: www.Blockbustergolfcarts.com

Simple Electric Golf Cart Car Vehicle Maintenance

1. CHECK WATER LEVELS IN BATTERIES EVERY 2 TO 3 DAYS.

2. ADD WATER IF NECESSARY VERY SLOWLY AND NOT TO LET WATER OVERFLOW! PROPER WATER LEVEL IS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FILL RING AND WHENEVER POSSIBLE, FILL BATTERIES AFTER VEHICLE HAS BEEN CHARGED. DISTILLED WATER IS PREFERRED BUT TAP WATER IS OK.

3. NEVER CHARGE BATTERIES WHEN PLATES ARE EXPOSED. (WHEN NO WATER BATTERIES DRY) THIS WILL CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE TO BATTERIES.

4. BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND TOPS OF BATTERIES “MUST BE WASHED DOWN” EVERY 5-7 DAYS (NORMAL WATER PRESSURE FROM A HOSE IS SUFFCIENT).

5. ALWAYS KEEP OPEN FLAMES AND SPARKS AWAY FROM BATTERIES. (BATTERIES ARE EXPLOSIVE WHEN EXPOSED TO FIRE & SPARKS)

6. VEHICLE SHOULD BE CHARGED ON A DAILY BASIS.

7. INSERT D.C. PLUG OF CHARGER INTO VEHICLE (S) DESIGNATED RECEPTACLE

8. INSERT A.C. PLUG OF CHARGER INTO ANY REGULAR 110 AC VOLT WALL OUTLET.

9. TAKE VISUAL NOTE OF “AMP METER” ON CHARGER - NEEDLE SHOULD BE IN RANGE INDICATING 12 TO 20 AMPS. THIS MEANS VEHICLE IS PROPERLY CHARGING. IF CHARGER AMP METER IS READING 0 AMPS, THIS MEANS VEHICLE IS NOT CHARGING AND RE-CHECK ALL PLUGS TO ENSURE PROPER CONNECTION. CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR SERVICE IF YOU EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM.

10. REFER TO FACE OF CHARGER FOR OPERATION INSTRUCTION IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE.

11. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE ONCE A WEEK THE PROPER INFLATION IS 22 PSI

Proper Care and Maintenance of Deep Cycle Batteries

1

New batteries should be given a full charge before use.

2

New batteries need to be cycled several times before reaching full capacity (20 - 50 cycles, depending on type). Usage should be limited during this period.

3

Battery cables should be intact, and the connectors kept tight at all times. Systematic inspection is recommended.

4

Vent caps should be kept in place and tight during vehicle operation and battery charging.

5

Batteries should be kept clean, free of dirt and corrosion at all times.

Batteries should be watered after charging unless plates are exposed before charging. If exposed, plates should be covered by approximately 1/8&quote; of acid. Check acid level after charge. The acid level should be kept 1/4" TO 1/2" below the bottom of the fill well in the cell cover.

6

Water used to replenish batteries should be distilled or treated not to exceed 200 T.D.S. (total dissolved solids...parts per million). Particular care should be taken to avoid metallic contamination (iron).

7

For best battery life, batteries should not be discharged below 80% of their rated capacity. Proper battery sizing will help avoid excessive discharge.

9

Battery chargers should be matched to fully charge batteries in an eight hour period. Defective chargers will damage batteries or severely reduce their performance.

10 

As batteries age, their 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, their capacity decreases.

11

Avoid charging at temperatures above 120ºF or ambient whichever is higher.

12

Deep cycle batteries need to be equalized periodically. Equalizing is an extended, low current charge performed after the normal charge cycle. This extra charge helps keep all cells in balance. Actively used batteries should be equalized once per week. Manually timed charges should have the charge time extended approximately 3 hours. Automatically controlled chargers should be unplugged and reconnected after completing a charge.

13

In situations where multiple batteries are connected in series, parallel or series/parallel, replacement battery(s) should be of the same size, age and usage level as the companion batteries. Do not put a new battery in a pack which has 50 or more cycles. Either replace with all new or use a good used battery(s).

14

Periodic battery testing is an important preventative maintenance procedure. Hydrometer readings of each sell (fully charged) gives an indication of balance and true charge level. Imbalance could mean the need for equalizing, is often a sign of improper charging or a bad cell. Voltage checks (open circuit, charged and discharged) can locate a bad battery or weak battery. Load testing will pick out a bad battery when other methods fail. A weak battery will cause premature failure of companion batteries.

15 

Always use a matched voltage charger and battery pack system. An undersized charger will never get the job done, no matter how long you let it run. An oversized charger will cause excess gassing and heat; this situation could cause explosions or other damage.

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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 their life and reduce their capacity.

Inactivity can be extremely harmful to all lead acid batteries. If seasonal use is anticipated, we recommend the following:

  1. Completely charge the battery before storing.
  2. Remove all electrical connections from the battery, including series/parallel connectors.
  3. Store the battery in as cool a place as possible. However, do not store in a location which will consistently be below 32ºF. Batteries will discharge when stored, the lower the temperature the lower the self-discharge.
  4. When not in use, boost every month.

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 temperatures can cause and thermal run-away; which may lead to an explosion or fire. If extreme temperature is an unavoidable part of an application, consult a battery/charger specialist about ways to deal with the problem.

 

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