April 29th, 2009
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$1600 in six years. That’s what you
could spend if you don’t learn how to extend the life of your golf
The average life expectancy of a golf cart battery is three years, in cooler climates they average 4-5 years. Good quality golf cart batteries can cost between $120.00 and $200.00 a piece. Do the math: a cart with 6 batteries at $140 a piece = $840. Some carts have 8 batteries. In six years, you’ll spend that twice. Ouch!
But what makes batteries be so short
lived? Answer: the buildup of lead sulfate on the battery
plates. If batteries sit in disuse, as they often do, the
problem escalates. During the hot summer weather, while many
users are up north, crystal buildup can make batteries unserviceable
in a matter of months.
Battery operated golf carts, as well, slow down over time. They don’t go as far; they don’t hold as much charge. Lead sulfate builds up on the battery plates.
In today’s energy saving communities, golf carts are to adults what bicycles are to kids. They are used for errand running, shopping, visiting or simply getting around town. Just as golfers want their carts to last more than18 holes, moms, babysitters and shoppers want their carts to last 18 blocks and back. Dead or weak batteries are no fun.
There is a simple, easy to use solution to extend battery life. It is called Battery Life Saver electronic device, BLS for short, that uses a square wave (a powerful, variable wave) that excites the lead sulfate crystals that form on the battery plates and causes them to dissolve. You attach it to the battery or battery bank and forget it; it keeps lead sulfate from forming, thus extending the life of your batteries, and keeping them at top efficiency. It also can be used to restore "dead," sulfate-ridden batteries to a like new condition.
The Ben Franklin maxim: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” means dollars and cents today. When he recited the famous vigil, he noticed how after a fire was seen and cried out, Philadelphia was full of men of different ages, professions and titles who applied themselves to the hard work of putting the fire out. So in 1736, he organized Philadelphia's Union Fire Company, the first in the city. In 1752, Franklin helped to found the Philadelphia Contribution for Insurance Against Loss by Fire, because victims of fires had been wiped out financially.
We can all make history today by thinking and acting ahead and preventing battery failure. Find out more information about the BLS at www.batterylifesaver.com or call toll free 1-866-301-8835 for more info.