Switching From Lead Acid To Lithium Batteries: What To Know

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Switching From Lead Acid To Lithium Batteries: What To Know

Hi, my name is Ross Beveridge and I am the Midwest Regional Manager for Allied Lithium Batteries. If you are considering a switch from lead-acid batteries, I wanted to share some basic but extremely important information that will help better educate you on your upcoming decision! 

Switching from lead-acid batteries to lithium batteries involves several considerations due to the differences in technology, characteristics, and charging requirements. Here are the basics you need to know:

  1. Voltage Compatibility:

Ensure that the lithium batteries you are considering have the same voltage as your lead-acid batteries. Common golf cart voltages are 36V, 48V and 72V. Allied has batteries for all cart types!

  1. Charging System:

Lithium batteries have different charging requirements compared to lead-acid batteries. Allied will provide a waterproof 15a lithium charger made for your battery. 

  1. Weight and Size:

Lithium batteries are lighter and more compact than lead-acid batteries. Consider the space available and the weight-bearing capacity of your system. 

  1. Discharge Characteristics:

Lithium batteries have a more consistent voltage throughout their discharge cycle, unlike lead-acid batteries lithium can be deep-cycled. We suggest charging the battery to 100% after each use to avoid storing at a low voltage. 

  1. Life:

Lithium batteries have a longer cycle life when compared to lead-acid batteries. Allied Battery have an 8 Year Warranty to ensure the value of your investment. 

  1. Temperature Considerations:

Lithium batteries often perform better in a wider range of temperatures compared to lead-acid batteries. However, extreme temperatures can still affect their performance. See the Allied Data sheets for specifics. 

  1. Cost Analysis:

While lithium batteries may have a slightly higher upfront cost, consider the long-term cost benefits, including the longer lifespan and higher efficiency. No more watering. 

Allied Lithium Batteries outshine lead-acid batteries with their superior energy density, extended cycle life, faster charging times, and lower self-discharge rates, making them a technologically advanced and efficient choice for your golf cart. 

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