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Golfers looking for Remote Control Golf Trolleys or Manual Control Electric Caddies that are Lighter Weight will find a good selection of Lithium-Ion Battery Golf Carts featured here at Sunrise Golf Carts.
Rest assured -- thanks to the wide selection of Lithium Battery Golf Carts – either Remote Control, Manual Control, Touch Control and even Robotic Control Electric Golf Caddy Carts featured here will allow you to handle the hills easily and walk “hands free” -- just like the Pros.
Rest assured -- thanks to the wide selection of Lithium Battery Golf Carts – either Remote Control Golf Trollies or Manual Control Electric Caddies featured here will allow you to handle the hills easily and walk “hands free” -- just like the Pros. Check out top brands like Bat-Caddy, Cart-Tek, e-Motion, and Green Ray. Every model has user friendly controls and other features to make your golf experience more enjoyable.
Browse through our selection of Lithium-Ion Battery Golf Carts for an electric golf caddy that fits your needs. Our top name electric golf caddies have prices to fit almost any budget. Shop with confidence today with Sunrise Golf Carts!
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LITHIUM BATTERY GOLF CADDIES
Electric Caddies Powered by Lithium batteries
Lithium vs. Lead Acid Batteries for Electric Golf Caddies:
The traditional power source for electric caddies is a “Deep-Draw Gel Cell” Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery. The Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Battery is beginning to make its way into the electric caddy market; however, today sales of SLA battery-powered carts far exceed those powered by Lithium-Ion batteries. Sales of Li-Ion-powered carts, however, are increasing.
What are the Advantages/Disadvantages of a Li-Ion battery (vs. SLA)?
Lithium-ion batteries have higher energy density than SLA’s. This means that for their size or weight they can store more energy. Lithium-ion batteries are designed to be recharged hundreds of times and they also have a lower self-discharge rate than SLA’s. This means that, once charged, the Li-Ion battery retains its charge for a longer time.
Advantages of Li-Ion Batteries:
1. Weight: A Li-Ion battery can weigh from ½ to ¼ that of a comparable capacity SLA battery.
2. Size: The cube space occupied by a Li-Ion battery is about ½ to ¾ that of a comparable capacity SLA battery.
3. Life Cycle: Li-Ion battery lifespan ranges from 2 to 3 times that of a comparable SLA battery. Typical Electric Caddy SLA batteries are rated for a life of from 150 to 200 charges. while Li-Ion batteries typically are rated for a life of from 300 to 500 charges.
Disadvantages of Li-Ion Batteries:
1. Cost: Li-Ion batteries cost range from 3 to 4 times that of a comparable SLA battery. ($300-$400 for the Li-Ion vs. $100 the SLA battery)
2. Weight Distribution: Some industry people beleive that a Li-Ion battery cart originally designed for an SLA battery, may tend to tip over more because of a shift in the cart's weight distribution. Carts designed from the start with a Li-Ion battery should not have this issue.
1. What about replacing an Electric Golf Caddy’s SLA battery with a Li-Ion battery?
If battery characteristics (voltage and amp-hour capacity) are the same, it is possible to substitute a Li-Ion battery for an SLA; however the battery mount would have to be modified and a different battery charger and possibly cable connections would be required. Also, if substituted during the warranty period, the manufacturer may void the warranty on any affected components.
2. What about life-cycle costs battery replacement/operating costs?
Some recent calculations show that when the Li-Ion battery’s cost is over 3 times that of the SLA battery, life-cycle cost advantage goes to the SLA battery design. And when the Li-Ion battery cost is under 2 times that of the SLA, life-cycle cost advantage goes to the Li-Ion application.
Lithium-ion batteries are smaller, lighter, and hold a charge longer than the SLA battery. Today, SLA batteries probably still have lower life-cycle costs; however the gap is closing. Retrofitting an electric caddy with a Li-Ion battery requires careful selection of the Li-Ion battery characteristics to assure a good match, requires a different battery charger, modifications to the battery mount and possibly different cable connections. It would also likely affect the manufacturer’s warranty on affected components.
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