Frequently Asked Questions

Support Email

info@alliedlithium.com

Support Phone

(800) 625-5110

Check our some of our most frequently-asked questions here. If you need further help, please contact us at info@AlliedLithium.com

Getting Started

12V, 36V, 48V and 72V Allied Lithium batteries are "Drop-in-Ready" and fit existing lead acid trays. 

The measurements are 9.75"H x 7.00"W x 10.20"L

Weights:

  • 12V x 80AH - 26lbs
  • 12V x 100AH - 28lbs
  • 36V x 36AH - 33lbs
  • 48V x 30AH - 35lbs
  • 72V x 18AH - 29lbs

All of our batteries are available through our online store, as well as our authorized resellers. Find out more about our products at alliedlithium.com or reach out to one of our qualified sales representatives in an area near you for sales info. 

Allied “Drop-in-Ready” Batteries require no modifications to the battery tray, charging port or securing brackets.

Other products will require permanent alterations to the cart’s frame and charging system to use their products. This is not good for resale and Is what the golf cart electrical system was design for, leading to issues down the road.

Allied Lithium Batteries are the only true "Drop-In-Ready" lithium batteries for golf carts. They are the same size as your current lead-acid batteries which allow you to convert your vehicle from lead-acid to lithium in less than 30 minutes. 

Golf Carts

The amount of Allied Batteries your golf cart will require depends a few factors: daily usage, cart size, terrain, etc.

To make sure you get the correct set we have created a comprehensive sizing chart below. This is based on years of golf cart / lithium experience combined with continuous real world testing.  

Allied Lithium Battery sizing chart

Allied Batteries work in all varieties of golf carts. That said, you may want to consider 3 x 48V 30Ah batteries and an Allied lithium charger, as older carts tend to draw more power.  Find out more about our products at alliedlithium.com or reach out to one of our qualified sales representatives in an area near you for sales info.  

Yes. The Allied stepdown converter is necessary when using any of our battery systems for 12V accessories, including: 

  • Headlights
  • Tail lights
  • Blinkers
  • Radios
  • Speakers
  • USB Chargers
  • Horns
  • Etc.

This is necessary for series and parallel-connected battery systems.

Check out our 36V, 48V and 72V step down 12V converters here:

Allied Battery Step-Down Converters

In order to maximize the life of Lithium battery, we require the Allied Lithium Battery Charger. Allied Lithium chargers come with OEM plugs, charge the batteries quickly and turn off when charging is complete.

Allied 15Amp charger uses the cart OEM plug and will use the existing port just as before. A full 48V setup will charge in 3 to 5 hours versus lead-acid batteries that require 8-to-10 hours.

Opportunity Charging: This means you can top off your Lithium Batteries any time you want without harming the batteries (just like your cell phone). You cannot do this with Lead Acid without damaging and reducing the life of the batteries.

Using a lead acid charger will damage your batteries, causing them to go out of balance and stopping them from charging correctly in the future.

Allied Chargers can be mounted to the wall and can be used with any standard household outlet.

Note: Club Car OBC Bypass May Be Required

Club Car models between 1993 and 2013 may require an onboard computer (OBC) bypass for any non-factory charger to work properly.

If your charger resembles the one pictured on the below, an OBC bypass will be necessary. You will need to use the appropriate Allied Lithium charger, as well.

Contact Allied Battery for more info on our simple Onboard Bypass Kit.

Allied Batteries have an 8-Year Warranty and will last over 5 times as long lead acid batteries.

Allied batteries have been tested to have the best cycle life of any drop-in battery. Each battery can last several thousand cycles, depending on use and care. Keeping the battery cool will provide the longest life. 

Also, less energy removed before recharging means more overall cycles.

Polaris Ranger EV

Yes. The Allied stepdown converter is necessary when using any of our battery systems for 12V accessories, including:

  • Headlights
  • Tail lights
  • Blinkers
  • Radios
  • Speakers
  • USB Chargers
  • Horns
  • Etc.

This is necessary for series and parallel-connected battery systems.

Check out our 36V, 48V and 72V step down 12V converters here:

Allied Battery Step-Down Converters

Yes.

We require the Allied Lithium Battery Charger. The Allied Lithium Polaris charger is waterproof, includes a snap plug and can be mounted on or offboard.

It will charge the batteries quickly and turn off when charging is complete.

Using a lead acid charger will damage your batteries, causing them to go out of balance and stopping them from charging correctly in the future.

6 x 48V 30AH (180AH Total) is the Standard set up. This will result in around 25-35 miles per charge.

8 x 48V 30AH (240AH Total) is the Extended set up. This will result in around 45-55 miles.

Mileages are based on 1-2 passenger driving on average terrain.  

Allied Lithium Batteries are the only true "Drop-In-Ready" lithium batteries for the Polaris Ranger EV. They are the same size as your current lead-acid batteries which allow you to convert your vehicle from lead-acid to lithium in less than 30 minutes.

Please visit here for installation video and diagrams.

RV

Yes. You will need a MPPT Solar Charge Controller to charge the batteries from Solar Panel Power. This device will scale down the voltage of your solar array to match the Allied Battery voltage and will subsequently increase the current so more available solar power can be harvested.

Using an alternator is one of the best resources for auxiliary battery charging. Properly designed RV charging systems allow the engine alternator or an auxiliary generator to charge depleted house batteries.

However, it is not recommended to charge a depleted battery from an alternator without the use of a DC-DC charger, to prevent degradation to the alternator or battery. Check with the RV manufacturer on proper charging methods of fully depleted house batteries.

It depends primarily on 2 things: how much power you consume before recharding, and how far you are willing to discharge the battery. 

Example: If you use, on average, 80Ah before charging again, and are willing to discharge about 80% on average, then you should consider a 100Ah battery. If you are only willing to discharge about 50%, then a 150Ah battery will be a better size.

It's usually good to have some reserve capacity in case you can't charge when you need to, or if you need to use more power than normal before you do charge. 

Most stock RVs are designed with integrated lead acid charging systems. Parallel only connected lithium batteries can be charged from the existing lead acid chargers, however they will only charge to 70-80%. To get the highest runtime and performance, a lithium charger will fully charge the new lithium battery bank. 

Allied Batteries have an 8-Year Warranty and will last over 5 times as long lead acid batteries. 

Allied Batteries have been tested to have the best cycle life of any drop-in battery. Each battery can last several thousand cycles, depending on use and care. Keeping the battery cool will provide the longest life. 

Also, less energy removed before recharging means more overall cycles.

This is dependent on the house load requirements of the RV. Typically for a stock RV, matching the amp-Hour capacity is a good starting point. However, if additional loads are to be added to the RV, or longer runtimes are desired, higher amp-hour capacities are needed. For proper sizing of additional capacity, please contact an Allied Expert Representative.

Safety

No you cannot. Never connect 36V, 48V or 72V batteries in series. Connecting parallel batteries in series will increase voltage which can be dangerous and will damage your equipment, including your motor and controller. If you have any questions please contact a professional.

No. The chemical makeup of lithium iron phosphate is much safer than lithium ion, making for a less dangerous, more reliable battery.

Allied Battery has over 30 years of experience in Lithium and safety. LifePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) is one of the safest battery chemistry available.

Safety is of utmost importance to our work at Allied Lithium. This is why our engineered state-of-the-art battery management systems (BMS) work to detect performance problems before they get out of hand. Each battery has a BMS in each battery will detect any problems with the performance of the battery and shut down any cells not functioning properly. The BMS will also protect the batteries from any over-charging or undercharging of the batteries.

FedEx and UPS have approved our product for air and ground shipping.

Click here to view a full list of the Allied Battery Safety Certifications 

Technical

Parallel Connections

Parallel connections consists of connecting 2 or more batteries together to increase the amp hour capacity of the battery bank while keep the voltage the same.

Golf Carts using Allied 36V, 48V, or 72V batteries must be wired in a parallel connection. Parallel connections are done by connecting positive-to-positive and negative-to-negative. 

For example if you parallel 2 x 48V 30AH Allied Batteries you will end up with a 48V 60AH Battery System. If you add a 3rd battery to this set up in parallel it will be 3 x 48V 90AH.

Series Connections

Series connections consist of connecting 2 or more batteries together to increase the voltage of the battery system while keeping the same amp hour rating.

Golf Carts using Allied 12V, 80Ah and 100Ah, batteries must be wired in series connection. Series batteries are connected positive to negative.

For example if you series 4 x 12V 80AH Allied Batteries you will end up with a 48V 80Ah Battery System. 

We require the Allied Lithium Battery Charger. Allied Lithium chargers come with OEM plugs, charge the batteries quickly and turn off when charging is complete.

Using a lead acid charger will damage your batteries, causing them to go out of balance and stopping them from charging correctly in the future.

Allied Chargers can be mounted to the wall and can be used with any standard household outlet. 

On average, Lithium batteries are roughly half the weight of lead acid. That's less weight on your vehicle or solar setup, less weight to slow down a mobile setup, and less weight in general. 

Allied Battery includes an indicator with a purchase, which acts as a miniature voltmeter. The State of Charge indicator that comes with your cart will not work the same way.

Lithium power draws power differently, jumping around on a live meter, similar to your instant MPG reading on your car. We recommend waiting 15-20 minutes for an accurate reading of your battery percentage.

Our batteries are rated over 3,000+ charging cycles, or over 8 years of proper usage. This is a reasonable prediction for most customers, given proper charging. 

Comparatively, lead acid batteries are usually rated at between 500 and 700 charging cycles. In addition to this, Allied Lithium also offers an 8 year warranty with a full replacement in the first 2 years, and the 6 years after that with a 1.2% pro-rate, reduced, per month. 

Follow the following steps:

  • isolate the batteries from the cart
  • gather 3-4 feet of 18 gauge wire
  • connect all positives
  • connect all negatives
  • wait 24 hours

For a full breakdown, make sure to check out our automatic balancer installation video, here

Most auto parts stores will take them off your hands. In some cases you will get $10-$15 per battery.

The SOC (State of Charge) meter acts as an “instant MPG” reader. The reason why it fluctuates, is because it is always taking an average of the instantaneous voltage. 

A battery's depth of discharge (DoD) refers to the percentage of that battery that discharges relative to the battery's overall capacity. 

With lead-acid batteries, their depth to discharge rates are rated at higher capacity for different applications. Most lead acid batteries have an actual depth-to-discharge rate of 50%-70%. For example, 170Ah rated lead acid batteries have a usable amp hour minimum of 85AH.

Allied Lithium Batteries do not have the same ratings as lead acid. Lithium batteries' depth to discharge rate is between 92-100%.

Allied Lithium batteries have a more efficient DoD than lead-acid, but underpowering your system is still possible. If you choose to start with only a few LiFePO4 batteries and the cart is underperforming, you might need to purchase an additional battery.

Allied Battery uses high quality cylindricalcells due to the following: 

  

Safety

  

Allied cylindrical cells are designed and mounted within the battery case to allow for optimal airflow and heat dissipation during use. The electrodes in our batteries are encased in strong metal cases, which protects from mechanical vibrations, thermal cycling and temperature expansion.  

  

Prismatic cells are sandwiched together and are made up of many positive and negative electrodes, leaving the possibility of short circuiting, overheating and dangerous swelling. This higher capacity makes it difficult for the BMS to protect each cell from over charging and dissipating a large amount of heat.  

  

In large applications such as a golf carts or RVs prismatic cells may deform and swell.  

  

Consistency / Reliability

  

In an Allied cylindrical set up if over time one cell were to experience a higher internal resistance then the other cells, the battery pack performance is marginally affected and continues working very well.

  

When a high resistance event occurs in a prismatic cell the battery pack performance as a whole drops significantly or will stop working completely.  

  

Lifespan / Stated Amp Hours

  

Allied cyclical cells have a very high product yield, meaning stated amp hours reflect actual usable amp hours. Our cylindrical cells are designed to be discharged down to 100% without shortening the life of the battery. 

  

Prismatic cells have a low product yield. So, it can be misleading to go by the stated amp hours on prismatic products, which are typical higher than the usable amp hours. Prismatic cells cannot be drawn below 80% of discharge, or it will lead to a shorten lifespan of about 900 cycles.  

Wholesale / Dealers

Yes, there are no additional fees for dropshipping Allied Batteries. Dropship orders are shipped with packing slip only, no pricing will be included. 

For dropshipping orders please provide this additional info:

  • Customers First and Last Name 
  • Shipping Address 
  • Phone Number (used for FedEx for signing coordination)  

All our orders are shipped FedEx Ground for free within the US (Excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Orders typically ship within 2-4 days and arrive within 5-business days.

To become an Allied Dealer please apply here.

Once approved there are 3 easy methods to place orders.

EMAIL:

The best and easiest way to order is to send an email to orders@alliedlithium.com. 

PHONE:

You can also order by Phone. Just call 800-625-5110 and speak to an Allied expert.   

Please provide the following:

1) Number of batteries (Example 2 x 48V 30AH) 

2) The cart make and model (Ex. Yamaha Drive) 

3) Accessories: Cable Pack, Converter (36/48 to 12V), empty filler boxes, etc.  

Feel free to attach a PO or PDF with your email.  

ONLINE:

If you are an approved dealer create an account here for online ordering. Once completed send us a note to allow wholesale pricing access.

Not a dealer?Apply here for wholesale pricing.  

Drop Shipping Orders

There are no additional fees for dropshipping Allied Batteries. Dropship orders are shipped with packing slip only, no pricing will be included. 

For dropshipping orders please provide this additional info:

  • Customers First and Last Name 
  • Shipping Address 
  • Phone Number (used for FedEx for signing coordination)  

All our orders are shipped FedEx Ground for free within the US (Excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Orders typically ship within 2-4 days and arrive within 5-business days.

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