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Old 11-27-2018, 11:56 AM
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I got a better idea. Buy a gas cart. I spent about $400 on service and one battery in 5 years. OK I don't use my cart like some of you. I have about 5,000 miles on it. Much cheaper than electric, in my opinion. I am on my second set of batteries on my 2007 Club Cart. Now I need batteries again as well as bushings, front and back. The cart is hardly used and has never been on a golf course. Oh well.


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Old 01-21-2019, 02:48 PM
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`[QUOTE=klamura;1577140]Has anyone converted their electric golf cart lead acid batteries to Lithium ion batteries. If so, did you think the improvement in performance, ease of maintenance and l ]

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Seems to be a good item. I contacted two cart shops, and one independent. They all say not to do it, but they also do not seem to know why. So, I tried and will back off on that. It seems 48 volts is 48 volts, DC no matter from where?
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:27 AM
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Read this reply I received from a maker of lithium batteries.

Sorry the link would not attach. but he stated not to convert to lithium batteries. The only advantage with lithium is that they charge quicker. Also you would need a new controller and new charger.

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Old 01-22-2019, 06:04 PM
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Yes, you already stated that in a previous post (#5). We don't keep our iPhones (several generations), iPads (several generations), or Weed Wacker in a fireproof box. They all have lithium-ion batteries. The house is still standing.

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I keep my hobby batteries in a fire proof box. I know several people who have had theirs's catch on fire but had no major damage as they took proper precautions.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:16 PM
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What about converting from lithium to regular batteries? I know it's unusual, but the lithium keep dying.
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:14 PM
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OK, I did have my 2014 electric cart converted from lead acid to lithium by AGC, Advantage Golf Cars, when they were located in The Villages. They have since moved to Ocala. It was expensive and, over time, did not meet our expectations.

The setup: 10 Lithium batteries, all with their own charger and a management controller.
Pros: Less weight, better range per charge.

Cons: over a 2 year period, 3 batteries and 5 chargers had to be replaced. Over a 2 month period this year, the cart was in for service 5 times, and while the battery and chargers were replaced under warranty, the cost to transport to Ocala was not. The system also caused us to go through 2 solenoids in a 2 year period.

The Bottom Line: IMHO, I would not have this done as a conversion on an existing cart. A new cart that comes from the manufacture that is already setup with a Lithium system (like the new Atomic carts) might be a much better choice.

BTW, traded that cart in at Carts and Clubs for a 2018 Yamaha EFI quiet tech gas cart.
RESPONSE Originally I was happy with a cart from AGC in the villages, and yes, they have moved. Later on, recently, I found that the battery installation was faulty, the auto water lines were leaking, the cell covers leaked too. Had it overhauled by a tech from Emerge on highway 441. He did a very good job. I could see clearly the problems caused by AGC, but too late. When I called them about the problems, they are in Ocala, they wanted a big fee and parts charges, about $250 to correct their own errors on the original work. So , no more from them. EMerge is really good, very.

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Old 03-09-2019, 06:21 PM
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RESPONSE Originally I was happy with a cart from AGC in the villages, and yes, they have moved. Later on, recently, I found that the battery installation was faulty, the auto water lines were leaking, the cell covers leaked too. Had it overhauled by a tech from Emerge on highway 441. He did a very good job. I could see clearly the problems caused by AGC, but too late. When I called them about the problems, they are in Ocala, they wanted a big fee and parts charges, about $250 to correct their own errors on the original work. So , no more from them. EMerge is really good, very.

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Old 03-09-2019, 08:45 PM
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Just out of curiosity I did a Google search "golf cart conversion from lead acid battery to lithium ion battery", I think you might find the results interesting. I have a gas cart, so I really do not have any interest. There seems to be article on both sides, but there was one that appeared to be a Li-ion battery designed to be a direct replacement for lead acid.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:48 PM
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Again, I would say, if you can find a manufacturer cart with lithium ion batteries" it might be worth taking a look at. To do a conversion. Is a fool's errand that will cost you a ton of money with minimal results over the long run.
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EdFNJ atomic cart, did you get your atomic cart
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:12 PM
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The design of an electric golf cart takes into consideration the weight and location of the batteries. Remove 400+ lbs of batteries from the "center of gravity" of your electric cart that wasn't designed that way could easily lead to a tip-over.

That being said, "ATOMIC" sells 2 carts, The ZIP and The ZIPPER, designed with LI's from the ground up. You'll see them "zipping" around TV in ever increasing volume. I should have mine tomorrow.

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"The Zipper" is the yellow one. The "ZIP" is the same but smaller with only a front seat. They come from the factory with LI's designed from the ground up.
Did you get your atomic cart and if so what do you think about it
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