How to Revive Golf Cart Batteries

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How to Revive Golf Cart BatteriesGolf cart batteries are a type of lead acid battery called “deep cycle”. They differ from “starter” batteries as cars use thicker plates and fewer of them. This means that they cannot deliver a load quickly, as needed to start, they are more resistant to corrosion and warping from deep discharges. Like starting batteries, deep-cycle batteries experience sulfation, the leading cause of dead batteries, in which sulfur ions from the battery acid coat the lead plates.

How to Revive Golf Cart Batteries

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Instructions to Revive Golf Cart Batteries

  1. Put on gloves and safety glasses in case of an acid spill. Remove the battery cables and move the battery to a well-ventilated place.
  2. Remove the cellular plastic covers on the top, if the battery allows access. If the cells are sealed, drill a hole in the top of each of the three cells. Each cell has a shadow on the plastic battery cover where it should be drilled. The holes should be large enough to accommodate the end of a funnel.
  3. Heat a quart of distilled water in a microwave oven until the temperature is between lukewarm and boiling. Do not use tap water, as its minerals will coat the battery plates and deteriorate the charge.
  4. 12 tablespoons of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) dissolve completely in 1 quart of water.
  5. Pour this solution into each of the holes at the top of the battery using a funnel. Fill the liquid up to the level marked on the battery.
  6. Replace cell plugs or drilled holes with plug “hole caps,” which can be purchased at auto supply stores.
  7. Plug the battery into the charger and fully charge it. Use the charger that came with the battery or one specifically designed for your type of battery.

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