How Old Are My Golf Cart Batteries?
If you own an electric golf cart, you are keenly aware of the importance of golf cart battery reliability. Golf cart batteries cost a good bit of money so you want to make sure they are cared for properly.
You can find out the golf cart battery age by looking at the golf cart battery itself. You can find the code on one of the battery terminals.
Let's take a closer look. . .
On this particular battery, the code is "G6." By understanding this code I know that this battery was made in July 2016.
The code is easy enough to crack. Let's break it down for you.
The letter in the code represents the month of the year. For example:
A = January
B = February
C = March
D = April
. . . and so on for the remaining months.
The number in the code represents the year the battery was made.
6 = 2016
Tip: Make sure to water your golf cart batteries timely and properly...
Now obviously 6 could mean 2006 as well. While that is true, here are a couple indicators for you to know which decade the battery was made. First, the condition of the battery. Does it have some swelling? Does it look really old? Then it might just be. Second, does it work? You'll get little to nothing out of a battery that old.
Letter = month
Number = year
There are cases when the code is in a different place depending on the battery maker. Other places to find the code would be on a sticker on the top or side, or imprinted on the side.
This guide should help the majority of golf cart battery owners to learn about their battery age.
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