How to Wire Golf Cart Batteries

By Jackson Lewis

Golf Cart batteries are normally installed in a "batter pack" or "bank" of six or eight batteries depending on the model of golf cart. The voltage of each battery combined is used to power an electric golf cart. These batteries differ from car batteries because they are designed to provide a sustained current over the course of a day to power the golf cart where car batteries are made to provide high start-up currents and to be used less frequently. A common task for a golf cart owner is wiring the batteries for your golf cart.


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Ensure the lids to the water compartment of each battery are closed hand-tight. Make sure you are wearing acid resistant work gloves when checking the battery lids.
Step 2
Confirm that each battery in your cart's battery pack is seated in their respective battery bracket by visually making sure the battery is not hanging over the side of the mount. Also, ensure the top of each battery appears to be level.
Step 3
Take the positive red wire that is coming into the battery compartment from the golf cart chassis and connect to the closest battery's positive connection post.
Step 4
Connect the negative wire from the battery with the positive chassis connection to the positive post on the next battery in the battery pack. Repeat this process with each battery in the battery pack.
Step 5
Take the black chassis cable that is in the battery compartment and connect to the final battery in the bank of batteries. Your golf cart battery connections are now complete.

About The Author

Based in Memphis, Jackson Lewis has been writing on technology-related material for 10 years with a recent emphasis on golf and other sports. He has been freelance writing for Demand Media since 2008. Lewis holds a Master of Science in computer science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.

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