Are you a golf cart owner facing battery issues with your lead-acid batteries? If so, it’s time to consider upgrading to RELiON InSight Series® 48V lithium batteries for your golf cart. In this product review, we’ll explore the advantages of lithium batteries over lead-acid batteries, the installation process, and the impressive performance of the RELiON InSight batteries.
Advantages of Lithium Batteries:
1. Lighter Weight: Lithium batteries are significantly lighter than lead-acid batteries, resulting in improved cart performance and handling. With RELiON InSight batteries, you can save up to 309 pounds in weight compared to lead-acid batteries.
2. No Maintenance: Unlike lead-acid batteries that require regular maintenance, lithium batteries are maintenance-free. You won’t have to worry about checking or adding water for the life of the battery.
3. Faster Charge: Lithium batteries charge much faster than lead-acid batteries. RELiON InSight batteries can reach full charge in just a few hours, allowing you to spend more time on the golf course.
4. Longer Charge Retention: Lithium batteries retain their charge for longer periods compared to lead-acid batteries. Even after 60 days of non-use, InSight batteries still retain 80% of their capacity.
5. Longevity: RELiON InSight lithium batteries are rated to last eight to ten years or more, while lead-acid batteries typically last three to five years.
6. Direct Fit: The InSight batteries are designed as a direct replacement for OEM lead-acid batteries, making the installation process straightforward without any modifications required.
1. Remove the existing lead-acid batteries from your golf cart, ensuring that the cart is in “Tow” mode to prevent any damage during the battery replacement.
2. Clean the battery tray and cable ends.
3. Install the RELiON InSight lithium batteries, using the provided spacer units for proper fit.
4. Connect the battery cables, following the parallel connection method for lithium batteries.
5. Connect the CAN cables provided with the batteries to enhance charge and discharge balancing between batteries.
6. Optionally, install the InSight Series™ Fuel Gauge for easy monitoring of battery status.
7. Connect the charger unit to the cart’s wiring harness and charge the batteries.
Performance and Reliability:
After the installation, you’ll immediately notice the improved performance of your golf cart. The lighter weight of lithium batteries enhances acceleration, steering, and overall handling. The RELiON InSight batteries are designed to withstand the demands of golf cart use, ensuring durability and reliability. With a fast charging time and longer charge retention, you can enjoy extended playtime on the golf course without worrying about battery capacity.
Top 10 Questions and Answers for Lithium Battery Buyers:
1. How much weight can I save by switching to lithium batteries?
With RELiON InSight batteries, you can save up to 309 pounds compared to lead-acid batteries.
2. How long do lithium batteries last compared to lead-acid batteries?
RELiON InSight lithium batteries are rated to last eight to ten years or more, while lead-acid batteries typically last three to five years.
3. Is the installation process complicated?
The installation process is straightforward, and the InSight batteries are designed as a direct replacement for OEM lead-acid batteries.
4. Do lithium batteries require maintenance?
No, lithium batteries are maintenance-free. You won’t need to check or add water for the life of the battery.
5. How fast do lithium batteries charge?
RELiON InSight batteries can reach full charge in just a few hours, allowing you to spend more time on the golf course.
6. Will lithium batteries retain their charge for a long time?
Yes, even after 60 days of non-use, InSight batteries retain 80% of their capacity.
7. Can I use my existing battery cables?
You can reuse your existing battery cables if they are in good shape and of equal length. Otherwise, it’s recommended to use new 4 AWG cables.
8. Can I add more lithium batteries later for increased range?
Yes, lithium batteries are scalable. You can start with a two-battery system and easily add more batteries later if needed.
9. How do I monitor the battery status?
RELiON InSight batteries come with a state of charge display on each battery. Additionally, you can optionally install the InSight Series™ Fuel Gauge for easy monitoring.
10. What is the warranty on RELiON InSight batteries?
RELiON InSight batteries come with a 7-year full warranty and are rated for over 6,000 cycles at 80% depth of discharge, ensuring peace of mind for the long term.
Switching to RELiON InSight Series® 48V lithium batteries for your golf cart will provide you with a lighter, more reliable, and high-performance battery solution. Enjoy longer playtime on the golf course and experience the benefits of lithium technology.