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Is It Safe To Leave My Golf Cart Charger Plugged In All the Time? 

 August 6, 2021

By  Phil Borges

As a golfer, you want to spend as much time on the course as possible. Whether you are a casual player or a professional athlete, your golf car charger is an essential piece of equipment.

Have you asked yourself the question, should I leave my golf car charger plugged in all the time? This is a question that people are wondering when they are looking to purchase a battery charger for their golf carts.

This article will examine this question and provide some helpful tips for charging golf carts without damaging it. If you want to know if it's safe or unsafe leaving your chargers plugged in all the time, continue reading this article.

Can I Leave My Golf Cart Charger Plugged In All The Time?

Does my charger need plugging in after each use? Manufacturers do set different guidelines. Some say that it is okay to leave the golf cart battery chargers plugged in all the time, and some say otherwise. Checking these guidelines before the purchase can be a great way to know what charger is best for you.

Here are some examples for your reference:

1.E-Z-GO offers various electric vehicles that can be used for golfing, construction sites, and other purposes. They have lead-acid models with onboard chargers as well as ELiTE Lithium battery packs in different sizes to accommodate the needs of buyers from all walks of life.

There's a bit of conflict, though, on the subject of leaving your charger plugged in all the time, according to E-Z-GO's manual. There's a line that says it is okay to leave the golf cart plugged in all the time, but later on, there is a section that says it's best not to.

With E-Z-GO, you may leave the charger plugged in, but we recommend turning it off when the battery is fully charged as it will keep charging and you are risking damaging your battery. If you have a portable charger, disconnect the wiring harness to avoid overcharging, and if you plan to store your charger for an extended period of time, disconnect the battery from the golf car's electrical system.

2.YAMAHA recommends removing the entire battery from your golf cart for storage purposes so that there won't be any issues while you charge it for future use. To keep your batteries at their best, have them recharged every 60-90 days. This will ensure that they are always fully charged and ready to go when you need them most.

3.CLUB CAR suggests to leave charger plugged in to the vehicle, so they do not lose charge during long periods of storage. You must check the water level in the cells and add distilled water if necessary. If the golf cart battery charger cannot remain plugged in, or if AC power will not be available during extended periods of time, it is crucial to disconnect them.

Should My Golf Cart Chargers Switch Off By Itself?

It is best to use specific chargers that have a setting to automatically switch off when the battery does the process. This will prevent wear and tear to the battery, which in turn can lead to a longer life span for your golf car.

Many people find that their chargers have this automatic function built into them - but not all do. If you wish to have a reliable charger, it is important to make sure that your charger should have this function.

Some golf cart chargers will have a timer built-in. This can be set up so that the battery only charges for a certain amount of time. If you are planning on playing golf every weekend, it is best to plug in and set up your timer so that the battery only charges at a certain time. This will give you enough juice throughout the course without overcharging or damaging your battery in any way.

If your charger doesn't have these functions, then you will need to manually turn off your charger when the battery is fully charged.

Best Practices To Take Care of Golf Cart Charger

Always check with the manufacturer to confirm how they recommend the best way to charge your golf car.

Never submerge or immerse any part of the charger into the water at any time because it may cause electrocution or other hazards. Ideally, the charger should be placed in an area where it is away from any moisture at all times and cannot get wet.

Don't expose your golf car to extreme heat because this can damage the cells of a battery, leading to a reduced life span for your golf car.

If possible, choose a charger that will work better and has a timer that cuts off after an hour. This will give you enough juice throughout the course without overcharging or damaging your battery in any way.

If you notice that your charger isn't working as it should, you may need to get someone to check it out. This may not be a problem with the charger, but rather your golf car battery or other equipment on board.

If you need to replace your charger, do not forget that they come in different sizes for varying needs and budgets, so before buying one, make sure you know exactly what kind of battery you have as well as how much you are willing to spend.

If you're a golf club car dealer, it's important to remember that manufacturers may have different charger usage and storage policies. Be sure to contact them before taking any action with your chargers or batteries.

In conclusion, the next time you ask yourself the question 'should I leave my golf cart plugged in all the time' is by contacting the manufacturer. It's a 100% efficient way to find out the best practices for that particular style and brand of charger. It is the best idea for safety and because it can prevent many problems before they happen. Addressing the issue early can save you time and money and keep the charger in the best shape. Aside from the provided manual you will find on the charger and golf car, make sure you read any relevant paperwork that came with your vehicle.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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