Not all golf cart battery chargers are designed the same way. When shopping for a golf cart charger, you'll need to match the connector style and operating voltage. The brand of your golf cart will largely determine the type of connector that's compatible. Use the following tips to begin your search for the right golf cart charger.
What’s Your Operating Voltage
Look underneath the seat of your cart and count the number of batteries and cell caps to determine the voltage requirements of your golf cart. Golf cart batteries have either a 36- or 48-volt electrical drive system. Follow these steps to determine your golf cart voltage:
- Locate the cart's batteries by lifting up the front seat.
- Observe the number of acid holes on one battery. Multiply that number by 2 to determine your battery voltage.
- Multiply the battery voltage by the number of batteries found in your cart.
The operating voltage of the cart should match the voltage output of the golf cart charger. For example, if you have a 48-volt battery, you'll need a 48-volt golf cart charger.
Determine Your Year, Make and Model
There are several ways to determine your golf cart's year, make and model. Most carts typically feature some kind of badging or branding that displays this information. Depending on the manufacturer, the serial number sticker identifying the year, make and model may be in the following locations:
- On top of the pedal assemble just underneath the dash or on the passenger-side dash support
- Inside the passenger-side glove box
- Directly underneath the seat in the engine hold or battery area
Identify the Correct Connectors for Your Cart
Different golf cart models and brands have different connectors or plugs. Choose a golf buggy charger with the same connector or plug that fits your cart's charging receptacle.